Meet 75-year-old Mike Cashman.
He’s Newcastle born and loves the Knights.
He also loves to help.
A member of the north west committee of the Men of League Foundation, Cashman wants to give back to the sport which has given him so much.
He’s walking from Tamworth to Newcastle in August to raise money for the Men of League Foundation to help the men, women and children of the rugby league community who are doing it tough.
His journey will conclude at McDonald Jones Stadium, in time to see the Knights face the Gold Coast Titans.
To sponsor Mike and his mammoth task, you can make a donation through the Men of League Foundation website HERE.
Details regarding Mike Cashman and his fundraiser for MOL – “Casho’s Holy Grail Walk”
• Born in Newcastle 75-year-old Mike Cashman is a proud Knights member. He is also a member of the north west committee of the Men of League Foundation. Despite now living in Tamworth, Mike was born in Newcastle and will always be a proud Novocastrian. He’s even claimed to have scored the first try on McDonald Jones Stadium back in 1960 as a Newcastle school boy.
• He is walking from Tamworth to Newcastle (Casho’s Holy Grail Walk – 12 days) to raise money for the Men of League Foundation to help the men, women and children of the rugby league community who are doing it tough.
• Casho’s Holy Grail Walk commenced on Tuesday 20 August, 2019. He finishes his walk at McDonald Jones Stadium on Old Boys Day and will no doubt see him become the Knights longest travelled supporter for a game in terms of hours.
• The toughest segment of the walk will be the Muswellbrook to Singleton leg totalling 47kms. With no accommodation between the two towns, Mike will have to endure up to 11 hours of walking.
• Casho’s Holy Grail Walk – Tamworth to Newcastle
20 August – Tamworth to Goonoo Goonoo (24km – 5 ½ hours)
21 August – Goonoo Goonoo to Wallabadah (35km – 8 hours)
22 August – Wallabadah to Willow Tree (18km – 4hours)
23 August – Willow Tree to Murrurundi (19km – 4 ½ hours)
24 August – Murrurundi to Wingen (23km – 5 ½ hours)
25 August – Wingen to Aberdeen (32km – 7 ½ hours)
26 August – Aberdeen to Muswellbrook (19km – 4 ½ hours)
27 August – Muswellbrook to Singleton (47km – 11 hours)
28 August – Singleton to Branxton (21km – 5 hours)
29 August – Branxton to Maitland (24km – 5 ½ hours)
30 August – Maitland to Hexham (21km – 5 hours)
31 August – Hexham to Lambton (13 km – 3 hours) Finishing at McDonald-Jones Stadium (Lambton) for the Knights’ Old Boys Day – Knights v Titans (3pm)