Bushwalk Babes for Hong Kong
A TEAM of four western suburbs women have stepped up to the charity challenge of a 100km Oxfam Trailwalk used by British Ghurka soldiers, by training at Jacob’s Ladder in Kings Park.
“We completed the 100km walk in Perth last year and due to our fundraising efforts we won a trip to participate in the 100km walk in Hong Kong this weekend,” Dianne Bain, of Mosman Park, said.
She and Cottesloe’s Anna Wemyss, Morgan Kemp from Nedlands, and Mosman Park’s Nicola Irish comprise the Bushwalking Babes team that will compete on the island.
They recently completed the 50km training walk, after raising more than $6000 at the Oxfam Trailwalker in Perth, with the effort gaining them entry to the Hong Kong event that will involve steps climbing to 1000m.
“We are very aware that it will be difficult, with warm, humid and possibly wet conditions, but we plan to walk the 100km non-stop and our goal is to complete it in under 40 hours,” Ms Bain said.
Before leaving for Hong Kong, the team had raised more than $4500 for Oxfam Perth, and $2200 for Oxfam Hong Kong, and were seeking more contributions at trailwalker.oxfam.org.au/ my/team/22685.
Anna Wemyss, Morgan Kemp, Dianne Bain and Nicola Irish tackle Hong Kong this weekend.