MONIQUE Flagg was footsore but satisfied after a three-day trek to Barellan to raise awareness of motor neuron disease.
Miss Flagg’s father, popular Barellan man John Flagg, fell victim to motor neuron disease in April, 2011, and is currently in the Wendy Hucker Nursing Home in Wagga.
Inspired by their father, the Flagg family organised ‘Walking for Dad’ and made plans to walk 136 kilometres from Wagga to Barellan with the twin aim of raising awareness of the disease and research money for Macquarie University.
“It all went really well,” Miss Flagg said yesterday.
“We had a fund-raising target of $5000 and we are still doing a final count but there is at least $11,000.”
The group comprised mainly family friends, and most have been touched in some way by the terminal disease.
They walked 40 kilometres to Ardlethan on Friday and a final 36 kilometres to Barellan on Saturday.
“We had some ice baths going,” Monique said after finishing the walk. “We were all really sore but it was for a good cause.”
Along the road, a number of people joined in, including 30 who walked the last leg from Moombooldool to Barellan.
Donations can be made into Westpac account 032769/574341.