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John Skandalis Celebtrates on the bench:	NRL Rugby League Grand Final, Wests Tigers v North Queensland Cowboys at Sydney Olympic Stadium, Sunday October 2nd 2005. Digital image by Col Whelan © Action Photographics

Wests Tigers Life Member John Skandalis spoke to ABC Sydney Radio’s Wendy Harmer this morning about the upcoming ‘Path to Picton’ fundraiser.

Skandalis, now working at the Club as a Corporate Sales Executive, is a confirmed walker for next Wednesday’s (June 29) event in which Wests Tigers representatives and special guests will embark on an 80-kilometre journey from Concord to Picton.

The aim of the walk is to raise much needed funds for the Picton region, with local businesses, schools and the junior rugby league clubs in the area devastated by the recent flooding.

Skandalis, who played 249 first grade games for Wests Tigers and Western Suburbs, said he is more than happy to help out with a very worthy cause.

“They need as much money as they can,” Skandalis said. “It’s not just the shops but the residents as well – their houses have been destroyed and a lot of them don’t have a place to stay.

“The quicker we can get this money raised and out to the residents who need it, the quicker they can get back into their normal lives again,” he said.

Listen to ABC Radio Sydney interview with Skandalis below.