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Walking for a cure

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Brett Williams started his walk in Wodonga and should arrive at Maddingley Park this Saturday. Photo - submitted

By Helen Tatchell

There is actually something quite important happening on the AFL Grand Final day, and it isn’t the obvious.
Brett Williams from Bacchus Marsh has started (Thursday 20 September) walking from Wodonga, raising money for the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation, and is scheduled to arrive at Maddingley Park on Saturday 29 September.
The amount raised so far is over $12,500 and was boosted with a donation from the local Lions Club of Bacchus Marsh.
“Brett’s father is a member of Strathmerton Lions Club and Brett approached
us seeking support,” said President Bacchus Marsh Lion Ralph Fletcher.
“As per his schedule we have been able to get support from local Lions Clubs offering accommodation for Brett and his team on route.
“Our club donated $500 and we look forward to his arrival this week,” Mr Fletcher said.
Mr Williams said a close relative had just gone through brain cancer with five months of chemotherapy and is now in remission and doing well.
“A friend told me about Faith Brewer, a young lady diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. She will motivate me to put one foot in front of the other on this journey,” he said.
Mr Wiliams has three good pair of walking shoes packed and is expected to walk an average of 50km per day.
“I’ve trained hard for this and every second weekend I would walk 35km each day and started my training in late February.
“I cannot begin to express how overwhelmed I am with the community support. Too many people to thank including the Lions clubs for the accommodation; All Press printing for the flyers and BM U-hire for the donation of a Kia Carnival vehicle for the 10-days.”
On Grand Final Day Mr Williams will enter Bacchus Marsh through the Avenue of Honour, Main Street into Grant Street and make his way down to Maddingley
Park for an approximate arrival time of 12.30pm.
If you would like to donate or sponsor the cause, please contact Cure for Brain Cancer Foundation or email Brett Williams on bawilliams5@bigpond.com for further information.