I’m taking on Coastrek to help raise money to end avoidable blindness. Please sponsor me – all proceeds to the Fred Hollows Foundation
I’m taking part in Melbourne Coastrek with a fun Bayside team of 4 girls, on Friday, 24 May 2019. The ultimate team trekking and fundraising challenge, proudly supporting The Fred Hollows Foundation. The Melbourne 30km trek takes place between Blairgowrie and Portsea, on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula.
Please sponsor my trek and give the gift of sight to the needlessly blind. Any donation would be most appreciated.
Location: Mornington Peninsula
Start: Point Nepean
Start time: From 9am
Finish: Point Nepean
Duration: up to 10 Hours
Checkpoints: For toilets, water and snacks approx. every 15km
A little about why we are raising money for the Fred Hollows Foundation who work to end avoidable blindness:
Be part of the solution for women around the globe.
- 55% of the world’s blind, are women (and 4 out of 5 of them don’t need to be!).
- More than 20 million women in the world are blind and a further 120 million women are visually impaired.
- Blindness in women can be especially devastating – impacting her psychological wellbeing, ability to control her own choices, exposure to social discrimination and vulnerability to violence.
- If she can’t see, then she can’t work or feed her children – blindness in women has far-reaching consequences including the family and wider community.
Your Coastrek fundraising supports Fred Hollows Foundation gender initiatives in 25 countries around the globe.