JDP 1241
By Steven Glover
When people travel from Bunbury to Fremantle they usually drive, not Sergeant Grant Edgar.
Grant will walk the 160 km trip over four days all for a cause close to his heart, the McGrath Foundation.
In January 2018, Grant lost his wife Beth to cancer and he told his story to Police News in March 2019.
During her battle, the McGrath Foundation supported Beth by supplying a breast care nurse and now Grant is continuing the fundraising efforts first started by Beth, to raise vital funds for the charity. 
After last year running a raffle, Grant was thinking what to do this year as a fundraiser. 
“I thought I’ve got a couple of weeks off around Pink Stumps Day so yeah let’s do a walk. No particular reason other than it trickled my fancy, I do a lot of walking and running anyway, so it was something that fitted my skill set,” Grant said. 
“I tried to find a distance for the McGrath nurses, there are 135 of them in Australia, so I’ve tried to do one kilometre per nurse but I couldn’t find somewhere which was 135 km away. 
“I went Bunbury is close enough so, they are getting one kilometre and a bit out of me per nurse.”
Grant will complete the walk by strolling into Stevens Reserve for the Fremantle District Cricket Club’s annual Pink Stumps Day on Saturday, February 29.
“I’m going to do 40 [km] per day and end up at Stevens Reserve for our Pink Stumps Day and hopefully either crawl, hop or be carried into the ground while the game is on and then have a few drinks and celebrate the day.”
Grant’s goal is to raise more than $5,000 to eclipse last year’s total. 
He won’t be walking alone. A friend from the cricket club, who is recovering from prostate cancer, is coming along as well as a support vehicle to assist. 
Closer to the walk, Grant will be holding a sausage sizzle at his workplace, Midland Forensics, and suggested that the Police Family could support the cause by also holding their own sausage sizzle or a pink day and putting any money raised into the McGrath Foundation. 
If you want to support Grant’s walk for the McGrath Foundation, you can donate by visiting