If trekking over 300 kilometres from Melbourne to Albury doesn't grab your attention - then trying doing it and raising over $250,000MEG PIGRAM November 15, 2012 10:30am
Imagine walking 316
It doesn’t sound overly idyllic but that’s exactly what 22-year-old border man Daniel Kuzeff is doing as part of an effort to raise $250
‘‘We have already raised that — people have been amazing,’’ Daniel said.
The idea was developed after Daniel returned home from a trip to the Philippines where he saw people living on the streets and well below the poverty line.
‘‘I have been fortunate to spend a lot of time travelling but I had never been to a Third World country,’’ he said.
‘‘With what I saw, I knew that I could do something to change it.’’
Instead of living the high life with his friends, Daniel, who is studying international business, is living at home with his parents — and when he wants to take time out he floats along the Murray.
‘‘I just don’t think about money that much,’’ he said.
Midway through his journey, Daniel and the team had an overnight stay in Benalla where he praised the community support.
“We are so lucky; the Vic Hotel has given us our meals and accommodation for nothing. Everywhere else we have paid a reduced cost,’’ he said.
‘‘They have just been amazing here.’’
The team walked 47
‘‘It’s mentally draining as well,’’ Daniel said.
Instead of pocketing the cash he would have received from working, Daniel will use it to fund a village.
His employer Gavin Grant from Albury’s Bended Elbow Bar said when he was first approached about the idea he was adamant Daniel was crazy.
‘‘But he sold it to me because he’s a salesman,’’ Mr Grant said.
‘‘He sells more here than any other person and is twice as quick — and he doesn’t even get paid for it,’’ he said.
Mr Grant said he would meet ‘dollar for dollar’ what Daniel raised.
The ANZ leadership team of north-east Victoria decided to help Daniel raise funds by being involved in the walk. Members of the ANZ team walked from Benalla to Albury with the Border Village Charity Walk — an impressive 140
Anyone wishing to find out more about the charity walk, or to make a donation, can do so by visiting www.bordervillage.net
Shepparton’s Declo Bisimwa firmly believes education is the key to a better life.
Beautiful weather greeted Tungamah residents for the 18th running of the Tungamah Lions Ten Thousand on Sunday.
When Keith and Marion Grumley and their growing family moved to Tatura on January 18, 1968, little did they know that it would be the start of a long and lasting connection to the town.
Garners Boxing Gym in Echuca is encouraging young people to get active with weekly boxing/cardio classes.
Rochester Rotary Club has celebrated its 50th birthday in style.
Sorting future of Campaspe pools
A theatre production with a difference is coming to Seymour.
Local athletes will go head-to-head with some of the best competitors from around the world in swimming and athletics in December.
District residents and visitors will be able to enjoy some of the region’s most beautiful private gardens on Sunday.
The 116th annual Cobram Show went off with a bang at the weekend, drawing in crowds from far and wide for two days of fun.
Tomorrow is a Total Fire Ban day in Deniliquin, meaning no fires can be lit in the open and all fire permits are suspended.
Fifty new full-time jobs will be created at Tatura with a multimillion-dollar expansion of the abattoirs expected to be announced today.
Remembering Australian political giant Gough Whitlam who once called on Benalla police to stop then Treasurer Frank Crean on his journey up the Hume to phone the PM.
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