The last survivor of Sandakan: Billy Young’s story
We meet with last remaining Sandakan survivor, Billy Young
In October 2017, a group of 28 supporters of the Mark Hughes Foundation, including some of the players from the Newcastle Knights’ 1997 premiership team, set out to tackle Everest Base Camp.
With the aim to raise money and awareness for brain cancer, the boys battled lost baggage, freezing temperatures, rain and altitude sickness to reach Base Camp - and the Mark Hughes Foundation has almost reached its target of $500,000.
Follow their adventure below and donate now to help us find a cure for this deadly disease.
Read more about the boys and their journey to Everest on The Check Up.