Man foots costs over rebuilding of school
A MELBOURNE man has used Townsville as a scenic pit stop on his way to walking 3500km to raise $ 100,000 for children still affected by the Vietnam War.
Joseph Edwards, 21, left Cairns a fortnight ago on his mammoth fundraising journey to Melbourne.
His charity, Walk The Line, aims to raise money for children whose parents were affected by agent orange in the Vietnam War.
Mr Edwards taught in Hai Doung in 2013, where he worked at a blind school with children affected by the herbicide passed down from their parents.
Mr Edwards said he had raised $ 11,000 so far, as he motored towards his next major stop, Ayr, where he should arrive on Monday.
“I’ve got blisters on my left foot but the pain goes away when I start walking,” he said.
“People have been pretty awesome on my journey, with lots of honks and waves, and I was stoked when I checked the bank account.
“I want to raise $ 100,000 because the school I taught at is falling down and they are trying to build another one, and that’s how much it money it will take.”
To follow Mr Edwards’ journey or to donate, go to walktheline2015. com or search Walk The Line community page on Facebook.