Four blokes, a 100km trail, and sausage rolls for charity

One year ago Ballarat’s Rob Fookes wouldn’t ever have thought he would be walking 100km.

In around two weeks time he will be taking on the challenge alongside three friends as part of the Oxfam Trailwalker fundraiser on March 23. 

Tim Young, John Bradshaw, Scott Angove and Rob Fookes are hoping to raise $3500 before heading off on their 100km Oxfam Trailwalk. Picture: Luka Kauzlaric

Tim Young, John Bradshaw, Scott Angove and Rob Fookes are hoping to raise $3500 before heading off on their 100km Oxfam Trailwalk. Picture: Luka Kauzlaric

Type one diabetes will create an extra challenge for Mr Fookes during training and the Oxfam walk.

“I haven’t done anything physical really, of any kind for 20 years. For me it is all about the journey and challenging yourself to do it,” he said. 

The Ballarat emergency services team Tim Young, Scott Angove, John Bradshaw and Rob Fookes, have walked 53 kilometres of the Skipton Rail Trail as part of their training and visited the Dandenong Ranges to walk around 50km up the mountain over two days. 

The team who have called themselves ‘Sausage Stroll’, have been working hard to meet their $3500 fundraising goal. 

The Golden Nugget Bakery have come on board as a sponsor and will donate $1 from each homemade style sausage roll from Monday March 12 until Monday March 19 at all three of its bakeries. 

The Athletic Club Brewery will host the team’s major fundraising event, the Oxfam Comedy and Music Gala on Sunday March 18 from 4pm to 7pm, with a lineup of four comedians and music by Pink Moon. 

Funds donated to Oxfam help the not-for-profit organisation support families and communities in poverty around the world. 

Visit https://www.trybooking.com/TUPT to book tickets for the Oxfam Comedy and Music Gala.