Alex walks to raise money for kids

Alex Petrou is walking from Brisbane to Cairns to raise money for charities.
Alex Petrou is walking from Brisbane to Cairns to raise money for charities. Chrissy Harris

RAIN, hail or shine, Cairns’ Alex Petrou is braving the elements and walking from Brisbane to his home town to raise money for charities. He began his journey on November 25 and hopes to reach his goal destination by Christmas Day.

“I hope to raise $12,500 for Camp Quality to help fund for a survivor camp (and) I want to raise $27,500 for Sunrise Children’s Village to teach the kids English,” he said.

Alex received a warm welcome from local residents when he made a pit stop in Gladstone on Friday.

“I’ve got about 10 blisters. (My legs) get exhausted (and) they get tired but … it’s a choice to do this, kids with cancer don’t have a choice,” he said.

Alex left early Saturday morning to complete his next leg of the journey. The marathon walk was the his idea, as he believes society has become too materialistic.

“I think we need to change global society,” he said.

To make a donation or follow Alex’s journey visit

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