The countdown is on, as a group of passionate and inspiring women prepare to take part in Act for Kids’ first ever ‘Women in Business Trek for Kids’. On Thursday the 12th of April they will begin their journey experiencing all that the Australian outback has to offer, all the while making an incredible difference to the lives of abused and neglected kids.
Taking part in the trek is past Act for Kids Board Chair Lesley-Anne Houghton, current Board Directors Maria Rampa and Zoe Newbury, Alexandra Marks and Jo Bryant from not-for-profit Protect All Children Today (PACT), Professor Bernadette Richards from Adelaide University, Brigit Steindl from Energy Queensland and media personality Sammy Power.
After weeks of tireless training preparing for an unforgettable journey through the Flinders Ranges, also joining the Trek for Kids challenge is courageous Denise Morcombe, mother of Daniel Morcombe and founder of the Daniel Morcombe Foundation.
Act for Kids CEO, Dr Neil Carrington, said he’s delighted to have Denise participating in the Women in Business Trek for Kids and helping to raise much needed funds for vulnerable children.
“Act for Kids has always admired the work of the Daniel Morcombe Foundation, an organisation proactively protecting children. We love working with the Morcombes and are so excited to have Denise onboard our Trek for Kids journey,” Dr Carrington said.
Sharing the same passion for keeping Australian kids safe, Act for Kids has worked alongside the Daniel Morcombe Foundation for many years, together creating ‘Walk Tall’, a program funded by the Daniel Morcombe Foundation and managed by Act for Kids, providing counselling and emotional support to child victims who have either experienced or are at risk of physical, emotional and/or sexual harm.
All of the funds raised by Denise for the Trek for Kids will go straight into the Walk Tall program, reaching more little lives and giving them back their childhoods in Ispwich, the Sunshine Coast and Gympie.
This year, Act for kids has been working with abused and neglected kids for 30 years, and thanks to the generous support from all of the courageous women taking part in the Women in Business Trek, Act for Kids is able to continue providing the necessary support that vulnerable children need for a brighter future.