Nonagenarian Athol's 300 kilometre walk raises fund for children's hospice

Eileen Wood
By Eileen Wood
Updated July 18 2022 - 3:13am, first published July 15 2022 - 7:00pm
ONLY A FEW MORE STEPS: Athol and friends get close to the finishing line on their epic 300 kilometre walk.

If blisters and tiredness ever dogged Athol Alcorn's steps on his 300 kilometre from Kilkivan to Ipswich, the thought of the courage and strength of the children and young people at Hummingbird House, Queensland's only children's hospice, always spurred him on.

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Eileen Wood

Eileen Wood

Senior Journalist

I'm a senior news journalist at The Senior newspaper, the leading publication bringing targeted news on issues affecting older Australians. We cover NSW, Victoria, Queensland, Tasmania, SA and WA. If you have a story idea I would love to hear it. You can email me: eileen.wood@thesenior.com.au or phone The Senior 02-4355-5000, mob. 0490 373 465

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