'Big Three' to Trek 150km Again for Charity

Walking 150km between Sydney and Newcastle might not be everyone’s idea of a good time but for the ‘Beanies for Brain Cancer’ charity they’ve struck gold with the marathon distance.

Charity trek organiser Luke Alexander organised a walk from Newcastle’s McDonald Jones Stadium to the NRL headquarters at Moore Park last June to raise funds for the Mark Hughes Foundation (MHF).

It was so successful, Alexander his mates from ‘The Big Three Trek’ are doing it all again – this time in reverse, from Sydney to Newcastle to arrive on Friday 1 July in time for the Round 16 game between the Knights and the Gold Coast Titans.

“It’s awesome; we have such a good crew from former NRL stars, celebrities, to people who have lost relatives to brain cancer, to other members of the public who just want to support a great cause,” Alexander told nswrl.com.au.

The Big Three Trek is Alexander and two mates from a soccer team they played for which lost their coach to brain cancer.

“We issued a challenge to ourselves to walk from Sydney to Newcastle – as you do – to raise money,” Alexander said.

“Then I started reaching out to others that might want some help.”

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