Origin walk helps charities

THEY may have lost the series, but a number of New South Wales walkers have definitely not loss their spirit as they will visit Warwick today on their way to Origin III in Sydney.

A group of five people – just one of them a victorious Queenslander – are walking from Origin II in Brisbane to the third fixture in Sydney to raise money for the Jane McGrath Foundation and the Luke Priddis Foundation and to raise awareness of Australian Red Cross Blood Service.

They have already raised $10,000 just two days in and will be in the Rose City today pounding the pavement in a bid to add to that total.

The walkers – Jordan Macey, Vanessa Tingcombe, Laura Jarman, Matt Rawle and Sean Tingcombe will be at a number of the pubs in town tonight to also sell raffle tickets for a number of signed NRL jerseys which have been donated to their cause.

They will be in town walking from about 12.30pm to 2pm before they visit the Horse and Jockey Hotel Motel among other drinking spots tonight to sell tickets.

Mr Macey said walking up Cunningham's Gap had been quite hairy, but said otherwise the event had been going well.

Ms Tingcombe and Miss Jarman will be easily recognisable today, as they will be wearing a pink Jane McGrath Foundation T-shirt and a Luke Priddis Foundation shirt.

The walkers will arrive at Sydney on July 6 after pounding the pavement for close to 1000 kilometres.

If you miss them today, but would still like to donate to the cause, visit their website at www.originwalk.com.au.



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