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Juicey News: Chris Walker’s “Walk of a Lifetime”

By Micaela Aboody

Former NRL footy player, Chris Walker, has walked from Cairns to the Gold Coast to raise money for several beneficiaries through Fund My Challenge.

Chris Walker explained he got the idea from a friend who had done the 1800km challenge 15 years ago.

“We got talking about it and he said to me, you know, its a great way to create awareness for some organisations that are doing it tough…” he said.

Photo: Fund My Challenge

He said choosing Beyond Blue, RizeUp, Drug and Alcohol Foundation and Global Awakening as his beneficiaries, who have all had an increase of calls of support from the community, was “pretty easy”.

“I’m very grateful for everyone’s donations. The money that will be dispersed to those beneficiaries, its gonna help massively,” he said.

Photo: Fund My Challenge

Chris Walker aimed to complete the challenge in 68 days however due to the COVID lock-down it has been pushed back 3 days. He completed his challenge on Monday July 5 at Surfers Paradise Beach.

If you would like to find out more or donate head to Fund My Challenge.

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About the Author: Micaela is a Freelance Writer and a Journalism graduate. Find more of her work at Scribble About It.

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