Brendan Nottle, a Salvation Army Major and great friend of Melbourne Storm, is about to set off on a special journey.
On Friday, Brendan will begin his walk from Bourke Street, Melbourne to Parliament House in Canberra.
The 700-kilometre trip is expected to take him around 40 days and he will use the opportunity to visit communities to hear first-hand about the issues they face with homelessness.
Brendan has worked very closely with the Storm playing group on a number of community projects, including a special presentation to the Club’s emerging leaders last season.
So far he raised more than $95,000 for this current campaign and Storm fans are encouraged to donate what they can to support Brendan.
Melbourne leadership coach Nick Maxwell has known Brendan and his wife Sandra for the last 15 years. Their incredible work with the homeless is something truly remarkable.
“Brendan would give his left arm for you, he’d do anything for anyone,” Maxwell said.
“The fact that he and his wife have given their whole lives to helping people in need, it shows you more than any words possibly could.
“They are a special couple to do what they’ve done. Their passionate pursuit to help people get off the streets is incredible."