A NEW pair of shoes might not mean a lot to most people, but for 30-year-old
Andrew Cadigan they are a godsend at the halfway point of his walk around
Mr Cadigan, a carpenter from the Central Coast of New South Wales, started
his Oz on Foot adventure from Sydney Airport on December 27, 2010 and last week
arrived in Scarborough.
This epic walk is in honour of his mate Chris Simpson who died last year,
aged 24, after complications with cancer treatment.
While in Scarborough he took the time out to talk to several schools, as well
as take delivery of a brand-new pair of walking shoes.
He has now been on the road for 205 days, walking down the east coast to
Melbourne, across Tasmania and then to Adelaide via the Great Ocean Road, across
the Nullarbor and he is now Darwin bound.
Chris suffered from a rare form of blood cancer, and Mr Cadigan said his
fundraising efforts were in honour of his good mate. “When Chris died he had $20
left in his wallet,” he said.
“His mother kept that 20 bucks and gave it to his brother Josh to have a
drink with me on my 30th birthday, which meant a lot to me, and his family have
been my biggest supporters.”
All money raised goes to the Cancer Council of WA, you can donate by going to
the website www.ozonfoot.com.