A walk on the wild side

North Coogee res­i­dent An­nette Milne is on course to com­plete an in­cred­i­ble feat of en­durance to raise money for Ox­fam. She is tak­ing part in the 100km Ox­fam Trail­walk­ers Chal­lenge

Cockburn Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

NORTH Coogee res­i­dent An­nette Milne will be­come the first WA wo­man to com­plete all four Ox­fam Trail­walker en­durance chal­lenges in the one year.

Trail­walk­ers com­pete in teams, aim­ing to walk 100km of bush trail within the space of 48 hours.

But the chal­lenge is not a re­lay, with teams start­ing, walk­ing and fin­ish­ing to­gether.

It takes place in Aus­tralia, In­dia, New Zealand, Spain, Ja­pan, France, the UK, Bel­gium and Hong Kong, with the goal to raise money for Ox­fam’s work fight­ing poverty.

“I orig­i­nally got in­volved with Trail­walker for a per­sonal chal­lenge,” Ms Milne said.

“I ad­mire the work Ox­fam does and wanted to do my bit to help peo­ple liv­ing in poverty.

“My pas­sion for Ox­fam and fundrais­ing has seen my team raise over $60,000 in four years.”

Ms Milne com­pleted the Mel­bourne chal­lenge in April and the Bris­bane leg in June.

In Au­gust, she will travel to Syd­ney for part three be­fore head­ing home to take part in the Perth chal­lenge in Septem­ber with In Hot Wa­ter team­mates Mar­lene Prow, Libby Waugh and Ge­off Whit­worth.

The Perth leg will start in Dar­ling­ton and fin­ish in For­rest­field, with check­points at the John For­rest Na­tional Park, Mount He­lena, Chid­low, Mun­dar­ing, Dar­ling­ton and Kala­munda.

“Tak­ing on four walks is a mas­sive chal­lenge,” Ms Milne said. “You need to be pre­pared for the long hours with­out rest and sleep, but in the end we go home to food, a hot shower and a warm bed un­like so many peo­ple liv­ing in poverty.”

To do­nate visit www. trail­walker.ox­fam.org.au.

Picture: Matt Jelonek www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d457132

An­nette Milne is on the trail of rais­ing funds for Ox­fam.

Picture: Matt Jelonek d457132

An­nette Milne plans to com­plete four Ox­fam Trail­walks in one year.

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