Pair planning to walk from Wagga to Wollongong for diabetes charity

STEPPING OUT: Luke Mayberry with Lexie Martin, Madeleine Saywell, Zane Mayberry and Aidan Martin is walking from Wagga to Wollongong for charity. Picture: Robert Peet
STEPPING OUT: Luke Mayberry with Lexie Martin, Madeleine Saywell, Zane Mayberry and Aidan Martin is walking from Wagga to Wollongong for charity. Picture: Robert Peet

A Wollongong man is planning to walk home from Wagga to raise funds for juvenile diabetes research.

On September 23, Luke Mayberry will leave from Wagga, the home town of his wife Laura, who has had type 1 diabetes since childhood.

He and friend Rodney Horan will walk a distance of 638 kilometres in three weeks, to raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. They plan to finish by October 14.

The walk starts from the Victory Memorial Gardens and the public is welcome from 8.30am. The men have a fundraising page Wagga to Wollongong Walk on everydayhero.com

“I’ve seen how my wife has had to adapt her life due to the condition, and we also have friends whose children have been diagnosed at a young age,” Mr Mayberry said.