It takes just under an hour to drive from Black Springs to Bathurst but a group of fundraisers decided to take it slow, walking over 70 kilometres in three days to raise money for cancer.
The walk – dubbed the Paddy’s Pub 2 Pub Tour – was in honour of Bathurst girl Michelle Hanrahan, who passed away in 2015, and all money raised will go to cancer charity Love Your Sister.
The team of 10 spent the night at the O’Connell Hotel on Wednesday night, with money raised on the night.
“We had Mickey Pye entertain, with a couple of other musicians,” event organiser, and husband of Michelle, Patrick O’Shea said.
“We’ve walked from where the Hanrahans originally came from, which was Black Springs. We started out there and walked from there to Oberon.
“We pitched our tent at the Royal Hotel in Oberon. We spent the night there and then we made our way from Oberon to O’Connell.”
All money raised from the event will go to breast cancer research foundation Love Your Sister.
Mr O’Shea said the group have exceeded their goal of $3000.
“We’ve now reached $5000 and I think will probably push beyond that.
“I’m really ecstatic. The money has been wonderful.”
The group will head back to Sydney by Friday afternoon and will walk from North Bondi to Clovelly for the last leg of the event.
Love Your Sister was set up by Samuel Johnson, sister of the late Connie, who passed away from cancer on September 8, 2017 after battling the disease on three separate occasions in 40 years.