From supermarket to super walker

Woolworths store manager David Bryant walked 1000km from Armidale to Sydney's CBD over 25 days, visiting almost 50 Woolworths stores along the way, in a  bid to raise funds for the Children's charity - Variety. Picture: Simon Bennett

Woolworths store manager David Bryant walked 1000km from Armidale to Sydney's CBD over 25 days, visiting almost 50 Woolworths stores along the way, in a bid to raise funds for the Children's charity - Variety. Picture: Simon Bennett

DAVID Bryant is helping children in need, one step at a time.

The Woolworths store manager embarked on a 1000-kilometre walk to raise funds for the children's charity Variety.

He began his journey on May 12 walking from Armidale to Sydney.

He set himself another goal along the way: to visit 50 Woolworths stores in 25 days.

Last Friday he made a final appearance at the Woolworths state head office in Yennora.

"I'm hoping this new initiative will fund-raise a significant amount for Variety," he said.

"Woolworths has a strong history of helping children and instilling a can-do attitude in its employees so this event is intended to walk the talk, not only this year but in many years to come."

The philanthropic charity walker said he was hoping to fund-raise a million in a month for kids who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs.

He said his motivation stemmed from wanting to be a better husband, father and leader in the community.

"More importantly, what could I do to make my family, the community and my workplace proud?" he said.

Variety chief executive officer Tam Johnston was impressed by Mr Bryant's efforts.

"By taking on this personal challenge, David is directly impacting the lives of many Aussie kids in need," he said.

To help Mr Bryant reach his goal, make a donation by visiting tinyurl.com/kvvysu5.

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