Bush­walk Babes for Hong Kong

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Business -

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.

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