These boots were made for fundraising

YOU would have to have good sneakers to walk 230 kilometres from Coffs Harbour to Byron Bay.

Lucky for Julian Day, he does, as the 51-year-old Sydney businessman, known as the Beach Walker, is raising money for charity on his journey.

“I really enjoy walking and getting out there and I think it is really important to raise money for charity,” Mr Day said.

Mr Day started the trip, which is covering every single beach on the way, on Saturday and will be coming to Evans Head today.

“I get to meet a lot of people and the views are unbelievable,” he said.

“Like today, for example, I stopped and had a chat with a few people along the way and everyone is really friendly. And it keeps me fit.”

Mr Day is raising money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Sir Roden Cutler Charities through talks he is doing at local pubs along the way.

“I had cancer three times as a child and managed to survive and I just want to help others,” he said.

“With the Sir Roden Cutler Charities, which drive the seriously ill, elderly, needy and disabled to and from medical appointments, I have helped individuals and families in special circumstances.”

From previous walks, including Sydney to Eden and Port Macquarie to Coffs Harbour, Mr Day has managed to raise more than $40,000 for the charities.

Mr Day will be walking from Woody Head to Evans Head, with a fundraising event at the Illawong Hotel from 6pm, today. Then he will start his walk to Ballina tomorrow, catch a lift over the river and arrive for a fundraising event at the Henry Rous Hotel in Ballina at 6pm.

On Friday, he will head off to Lennox Head and then on to Byron for his final fundraising event at the Beach Hotel from 4pm.

Everyone is invited to attend the fundraising events. You can also make a donation to the Commonwealth Bank account: Julian Day Charity Beach Walk with the BSB 062-099 and account number 10533444.



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