Great Walk Foundation - 11th Year
Diaries Diaries 2014 Day 1 - 2014

Last night was a huge success, the Great Walk Foundation hosted Mark Geyer, Royce Simmons and Doug Walters at the Kinkcerbocker hotel for a meet the locals night. The aim of the night was to raise the profile of the GWF in the Bathurst region, hand over a couple of donations to local charities and auction off two sports items signed by our sporting legends. The Auction raised over $4K which is brilliant. The recipients of donations, Sanfilippo Children's Foundation and the Australian Breats Feeding Association, were very happy with the support and all had a great evening.

This morning we embarked on the massive walk to Tarana. Spirits were high as we took on the foggy road through rolling meadows and cattle stacked fields. The country road just keeps on going out here, you think the next bend ends and it doesn't, the hills keep going up and the down hills are just as long. I think the first day is a shock to the system, legs and feet suffer and if it wasn't for the boys keeping each other entertained it would be a much tougher day.

There are always plenty of laughs along the way, Greeny has a great story that will be shared on the Triple M Grill Team show tomorrow morning. There are many more funny stories that I'm sure the boys will share when you meet up with us along the way.

Mark MG Geyer has been great this year. He has motivated us and kept the spirits high on those long sections. His stories have been a great source of entertainment for all. The rest of the team continue to hold their end up, supporting each other and keeping each other smiling as always.

Please check out the gallery and for those of you on Twitter and Facebook, please keep supporting us and spread the word about what we are trying to achieve. Simply, we are walking a very long way in an attempt to raise funds that will go to those amongst us, in our own community that are less fortunate than ourselves. We will be back on the road tomorrow morning heading from Tarana to Lithgow, where we will continue to spread the word.

MAN OF THE MATCH - today goes to Rob Wearn. With plenty on his mind he is still here with us doing his part. Mate, we love you and all our love to the family.