Bronwyn blazes trail to help fight poverty
RAISED to be sporty, Como resident Bronwyn Polkinghorne (31) is now a powerhouse of activity, living the addictive cycle of racing for charity.
“I’ve always been involved in some kind of fitness event,” said Ms Polkinghorne, who has now completed six City to Surfs, two HBF Run for a Reasons, two Colour Run paint races, two tower runs and The Stampede obstacle course.
“My dad used to run long distances – when I was really young, he did the Comrades Marathon in South Africa.
“We were always encouraged to do whatever we were interested in – tennis, sailing, fun runs, anything, as long as we were active.”
Most Perth charity fun runs raise funds through entry fees, but Ms Polkinghorne’s next project required her team to go a step further and raise $2000 to take part. Oxfam Trailwalk challenges teams to hike through 100km of Perth Hills bush in 48 hours, and the money raised goes towards global programs to fight the injustices that lead to poverty.
Ms Polkinghorne’s team – J2B2 – has now surpassed its goal to raise $2000 to fight global poverty, and is still going strong, aiming to raise as much as possible before the Trailwalk from October 10 to 12.
Go to https://trailwalker.oxfam.org.au/ team/home/18397 to donate or follow the team’s blog.
Jason Gilby, Carla Jordan, Ben Vroomans and Bronwyn Polkinghorne on a training hike for the Perth Hills Oxfam Trailwalker fundraiser.