Nine courageous trekkers have just returned from an epic journey across the Southern Alps of New Zealand where they trekked, heli-hiked and camped out in the cold to raise money for abused and neglected Australian children.
The team raised over $110,000 between them which is more than $40,000 more the annual event raised last year for Act for Kids.
The money raised will be enough to see Act for Kids deliver over 650 intensive therapy hours to children in need, said Dr Neil Carrington, CEO of Act for Kids.
I am completely blown away by the teams commitment and having trekked alongside them, Ive gotten to know what kind-hearted and generous people they all are, I feel truly honoured, said Dr Carrington.
Thanks to these wonderful people, we will be able to provide vulnerable children with specialist therapy and treatment, enabling them to rebuild their lives after experiencing their own enormous physical and mental challenges.
One of the trekkers, Rebecca Brownlie, an Internal Communications Manager at Auto and General, was in complete awe at the silence and scenery at the top of the mountains in New Zealand.
The views and experiences we encountered was absolutely amazing and so surreal. I think we all felt very humbled to have had such a great time for an amazing cause, Rebecca said.
The work Act for Kids does is so important and Im glad I was able to contribute to their cause and share their message through my creative fundraising.
Each year Act for Kids organises a physical and financial challenge which is open to all who want to participate. Next year the challenge will be trekking the Great Wall of China and anyone interested in participating please contact Act for Kids via: firstname.lastname@example.org