750 STEPPING OUT FOR CHARITY TREK
HUNDREDS of eager trekkers will be strapping on their walking shoes for a good cause on Saturday for the third annual Surf Coast Trek.
It’s expected to take the estimated 750 participants about eight hours to walk 40km from Aireys Inlet to Torquay, raising money for the Give Where You Live and Kids Plus foundations.
The course will take participants through coastal bushlands and along the sandy beaches of the picturesque Great Ocean Road.
Give Where You Live Foundation CEO Bill Mithen said the organisation was humbled by the great support the event continued to receive.
“Our community continues to be incredibly generous not only with their donations of money, but also with support and time,” he said.
“It is a significant commitment to decide to walk 40km and raise funds, so to have 750 people make that commitment is incredible.”
The event is aiming to raise $250,000 for this year’s event through donations and sponsorships of the individuals and/or teams participating in the walk. It is the Give Where You Live Foundation’s largest annual fundraiser.
Kids Plus Foundation CEO Shaun Cannon said the fundraising makes an enormous difference to our work.
“Kids Plus aims to provide the best possible support and services we can to the young people and families accessing our therapy programs,” he said.
“We are always striving to go a little bit further and do a little bit more. That’s simply not possible without the community getting behind us.”
For more information on how to get involved or donate, visit www.surfcoasttrek.com.au