87-year-old man walks 115km around retirement village to raise funds for mental health

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An 87-year-old resident has walked the equivalent of 115 kilometres in laps around his retirement village in Sydney’s north to raise money for a mental health charity.

Colin Stracey has become a familiar sight at Belrose Country Club Retirement Village, walking 1.5-kilometre laps around the village twice a day.

His efforts have raised $670 so far for the Black Dog Institute, which specialises in mental health research.

Belrose Country Club Village Manager Dianne Bear says his efforts are part of a range of local activities completed during Mental Health Month.

“At Belrose we believe staying active and having the opportunity to socialise and connect with others contributes significantly to an overall sense of wellbeing,” she said.