The trek will be on the 21st September 2013, using the same trail as in September 2011, although the minor trek will use a different section. It will take in the beautiful countryside of Kangaroo Valley & Fitzroy Falls, winding through the Morton National Park, the Meryla State Forest and along the banks of Lake Yarrunga. You can view the route here.
The major challenge: 50kms
The challenge is to get your team across 50 kms of Australian bush within 18 hours with registration being from 6.00am - 7.30am. Each person is encouraged to raise at least $160 towards the solar lighting project, which will bring lighting to households in remote areas of the Remexio district of East Timor.
The minor challenge: 11 kms
For those less inclined to do the whole trek, your team could elect to cover 11 kms, with registration being from 9.0am to 10.30am. This shorter trek will follow the last section of the trail between Jacks Corner and Glengarry. You will still be encouraged to raise $160 towards lighting up a house and assisting us to move towards our target of $100,000 for 2013.
Anyone can do it
Trek for Timor is about teamwork, having fun and making a difference to the lives of people in East Timor. You need to form a team, start together, go through each checkpoint and finish together. We encourage you to train and fundraise together before the trek. You don't need to be a fast walker or super fit, you just have to like walking with your friends in the bush.
Each person is encouraged to raise at least $160 to support KVRP's solar lighting project. This will provide light for one household. By raising money for the KVRP you will be making an enormous difference to the quality of life of the people living in the most remote parts of Remexio sub-district. Currently the only lighting available to these communities is through the burning of kerosene - if they can afford it. It is both dirty and expensive and provides poor quality light.
For a full description of the Village Lighting Project, click here.
You can download some fundraising ideas here.
If you want some publicity material or more information about the project contact us:
by email at email@example.com
or write to us at: KVRP c/ o Kangaroo Valley Post Office, NSW, 2577
or phone: Lynne (02 44641152) or Trish (02 44651134)