Former NRL star Chris Walker is set to tackle his biggest challenge yet, walking from Cairns to the Gold Coast to raise funds for a number of charities.
He will cover 1,757 kilometres over 66 days as part of his Walk of a Lifetime challenge, starting in Cairns on April 26 and finishing in Surfers Paradise on June 30, to raise funds for Beyond Blue, RizeUp Australia, the Alcohol and Drug Foundation.
“There are so many people that are struggling through their day to day life. I want to go out there and be a beacon for people… and a beacon of hope,” he told myGC.
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“I’m taking on this challenge to raise funds and awareness for a few really important Charities so they can continue to implement their amazing programs and keep up with the unprecedented demand for their services.”
Walker has partnered with charity fund raising platform, Fund My Challenge, a challenge based, charity App which has been created to revolutionise the giving process.
Fund My Challenge founder Theodore Vairaktaris said they follow a strict vetting process to ensure they only work alongside charities who freely disclose how donated money is spent.
“The platform was designed to instill confidence in our community that the funds they help raise is going exactly where it’s supposed to,” he said.
Walker will be joined by a host of Fund My Challenge Ambassadors throughout the challenge, including former NRL player Nate Myles, Logie winner Lincoln Lewis, Olympic Gold Medallist Stephen Bradbury and World Surfing Champion Joel Parkinson.
Joel Parkinson told myGC he definitely wanted throw his support behind Walker.
“What Chris Walker is about to do is huge. He is doing it for a great cause… and he is doing it for the right reasons. People should get behind him,” he said.
To donate to Chris Walker’s Walk of a Lifetime challenge or for more information, download the Fund My Challenge app from the Google Play, the App store or visit fundmychallenge.com