As some of you may now be aware I have recently been given the opportunity of a lifetime, one which I am incredibly proud to represent NRG Services and the FKG Group for the 2019 Youngcare Simpson Desert Challenge, taking place 30 May – 9 June, 2019.
Regarded as the ultimate Australian adventure the challenge will comprise of 9 full days/nights, trekking over 250km on foot, climbing over 1,000 sand dunes, with no access to toilets, showers, bedding or any other luxury and all whilst carrying a 10kg backpack.The trek will be a daily mental and physical challenge for myself and fellow Youngcare trekkers, but it is one that will have a profound impact on the lives of young people with high care needs and their loved ones. The completely isolated, rugged landscape coupled with harsh weather, red plains and an endless horizon provides a striking reflection of the challenges that young people with high care needs face on a daily basis.
Now to the crunch! Not only is there an intensive 15-week training program that I will undergo in order to be physically ready to attempt the trek, there is also another vital goal I am working towards – to raise $35,000 for Youngcare.
The funds I raise with your support will help Youngcare build more dynamic, modern living spaces that are relevant and age-appropriate. It will help provide information and support to those in need via the Youngcare Connect phone line service, and provide grants to young people at risk of entering unsuitable housing, so they can stay at home in the care of their loved ones. The funds raised will also assist Youngcare to continue working to develop world-first research into the needs and aspirations of young people with high care needs.
For those who would like to get involved please support, donate and share! There are also a limited amount of corporate Sponsorship offerings that will provide maximum exposure so get in quick. If more information is required please don’t hesitate to contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you in advance for your generosity- it really means a lot!