WALK FOR HOPE

Like life moving forward, David Wright is taking it one step at a time and those steps will carry him from Carnarvon toPerthon a walk for hope.

David says he will walk "approximately 1000 kilometres…we're working on anywhere between 20 and 40 kilometres a day I believe".

For David it's a very personal journey. Two years ago his family was devastated by his son's suicide. Nathan died just days before his 21st birthday.

David works as a fly in fly out worker at Fortescue Metals - originally he planned to walk from the Cloudbreak mine toPerth, but for logistic reason the walk will now start in Carnarvon. At first his wife Collette couldn't believe what she was hearing when he came up with the plan.

The walk is all about raising funds to help Lifeline and to raise awareness of an issue that few people want to talk about - but the brutal reality is it claims more young lives than our roads.

It's been months of preparation and training ahead of the walk. David and his walking partner Simon have been hard at work - as have an army of helpers from Lifeline and his workplace Fortescue

To support David Wright or Donate to Walk For Hope.

walkforhope.org.au