I have chosen to walk one of the world’s great historical trails, El Camino de Santiago, in support of FightMND. I have been inspired by the wonderful work this organisation does supporting those with Motor Neurone Disease and their fundraising efforts in the hope of finding effective treatments and a cure. I also have a personal connection with Co-Founder and Vice Chairman Neale Daniher through the local community, school, football and the Church. A former Essendon player and Melbourne Football Club Coach, he was diagnosed with ‘The Beast’ in 2013.
El Camino de Santiago (also known as “The Way of St James”) is an epic 800km walk that begins in St Jean Pied de Port in France and crosses northern Spain to Santiago de Compostela. It began as a religious pilgrimage to the relics of the Apostle James, said to be interred in the grand cathedral. Since the ninth century hundreds of thousands have made the life-changing journey. It can take between 30 to 40 days but many of those who set out don’t complete the entire walk.
I first conquered the trail in 2014 raising money for VicDeaf, another organisation very close to my heart. Looking to take some time out, recharging away from the cut and thrust of the business and to improve my fitness, I have made the decision to take on the quest again in support of Fight MND, and am thrilled to have one of my nephews, Trevor, joining me for the journey.
To help us on our way, we kindly ask for your assistance by donating funds via my Everyday Hero page via the link below. I have a monetary target of $25,000 so if you could also please spread the word by sharing this with your friends and family, it would be much appreciated. The more people that know about FightMND, the greater the impact. We thank you in advance for your generosity.