Doing It For The Kids.
Have you ever wondered what inspires people to undertake big physical challenges in their lives?
A group of 13 women and 1 man are about to undertake a 16 day challenge in the Northern Territory desert trekking the Larapinta Trail in aid of Camp Quality.
Camp Quality’s purpose is to create a better life for every child impacted by cancer in Australia. Right from diagnosis, throughout treatment and in remission or bereavement, Camp Quality’s programs support the whole family by building optimism and resilience.
Trekker Ellen Fleming has had a connection to Camp Quality through her husband Anthony who over the past four years has ridden in Camp Quality’s 1000K’s 4 Kids bike ride. In 2017, Ellen has decided it is now time for her to take a more hands on approach to fundraising so she registered for the trek. Upon speaking about her upcoming journey Ellen said, “I’m most excited to show people that you can do anything you set your mind to. And to show my kids how helping others does wonderful things.”
With its rugged landscape, the Larapinta Trail is one of the most spectacular multi day hiking experiences in the world. Situated in the heart of Central Australia, the Larapinta Trail extends over 223 kilometres along the back bone of the West McDonnell Ranges.
Donna George, a Fundraising Specialist from Camp Quality, is no stranger to these challenge events. The Larapinta Trail will be her fourth gruelling trek in aid of Camp Quality having previously tackled Mt. Kilimanjaro, the Kokoda track and the Sandakan Death March. “Our aim is to raise funds to continue the wonderful programs Camp Quality provides to local children living with cancer. We do that by challenging ourselves to show resilience and optimism in the face of great challenges – something the children of Camp Quality must do every day.”
This inspiring group departs Newcastle for the Northern Territory on the 18th of June and hope to raise $60,000 for local children living with cancer. They will be taking their motivation from the kids!
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