Rocky’s ‘chocolateer’ to walk 100km in bush to help poor
IN a few days Rockhampton's Michael Rose will be walking through 100km of bushland.
And it's all for a good cause.
The Cathedral College PE teacher will join four of his mates in Brisbane for the trek, which is raising money for Oxfam.
The Oxfam Trailwalk will see 400 teams trek from Mt Glorious, through the D'Aguilar National Park, to Mt Coot-tha in just 48 hours.
Michael said he'd thrown himself into training.
"We train on our own, but the team tries to get together once in awhile for a walk or run," he said.
The team, dubbed the Chocolateers, since being sponsored by Sam Wray's Chocolates, has been flat out fundraising.
"I wouldn't walk that far for nothing, so we have tried to raise as much money as possible for Oxfam," Michael said.
He says they have some good motivation to finish about the 36 hour mark because they need to catch their flight back to Rocky.
To help the Chocolateers, you can donate at trailwalker.oxfam.org.au/
Oxfam Australia is part of a global movement of dedicated people working hard to fight poverty and injustice.
Oxfam Trailwalker now raises more than $7 million each year in Australia.
Oxfam Trailwalker is held each year in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth.