Tyler McPhee and Sam Faulkner paddled more than 820km down the Murray River after starting at Echuca, to raise money for Parkinson's Victoria.ZACH HUBBER April 23, 2014 1:20am
It took 15 days for Mildura duo Tyler McPhee and Sam Faulkner to paddle 826km of the Murray River, from Echuca to Mildura, in an effort which raised more than $3000 for Parkinson’s Victoria.
The pair battled more than just aches and pains as wild pigs and unseasonal weather ensured a tedious journey.
Mr Faulkner said it was the hardest thing he or Mr McPhee had done, but had perspective.
‘‘People with Parkinson’s have it this hard every single day,’’ he said.
‘‘We really hope that what we have done can make a difference.’’
The men will meet Parkinson’s Victoria chief executive Emma Collin in Melbourne tomorrow to present the final amount raised.
They selected the foundation because Mr Faulkner’s grandmother suffers from the degenerative disorder.
‘‘Parkinson’s Victoria is such a great cause and we feel really lucky that we can do something fun together and be able to help out the foundation at the same time,’’ Mr Faulkner said.
The men hoped their efforts would bring Parkinson’s disease to the forefront of people’s minds as 25 people are diagnosed with it every day.
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The under 16 Pigeons kick started the YFNC's finals campaign with a resounding victory over the Paul Spargo led Scots College in the Grand Final of the AWJFL Elwyn Langford Shield at the Albury Sports Ground on Sunday.
Greater Shepparton City Council was successful in securing the National Cutting Horse Association Victorian Futurity Cutting Horse Championships for 2014 and 2015, with this year’s event scheduled from September 10-14 at Tatura Park.
Level crossing upgrades to the Echuca-Bendigo line may be completed next month.
Julie Sands and Sheridan Clark have been kept busy, visiting Rochester recently yo dispense free coats to residents.
Book Week gets colourful turnout.
Deaprtment of Environment and Primary Industries unhappy about Mt Disappointment vandals.
Jerilderie Shire deputy mayor Ruth McRae handed the key over for the new Rural Fire Service station last Friday.
Farmers have a new weapon in the fight against mice.
Cobram supermarket seeks $10 million expansion, increasing by about a third into adjacent car park area.
Public interest to determine Deniliquin Town Hall refurbishment.
Milk co-operative, Murray Goulburn has posted a record financial result, recording an after tax profit of $29 million.
The Benalla Indian Myna Action Group will pay a $1 per bird bounty on live birds delivered to CAL farm. National Party MP Bill Sykes donated $100 to fund the bounty.
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