Halfway through October and the Virtual Trek for Timor is going strong. We have over 100 trekkers registered (and more still joining us) and funds collected so far total more than $35,000. Trekkers include:
John Tweedie who is mirroring the Timor route by walking from Chatswood in Sydney to his home in Blackheath (a journey of 120 km). John is in remission from cancer and is committed to the Timor cause. He has visited several times and many friends will be joining him for parts of his walk. In particular Auntie Carol Cooper will meet him in Katoomba on 24th October and will talk about the history of The Gully.
Auntie Carol Cooper has always supported Trek for Timor and this time is walking in the Virtual Trek. Auntie Carol is a Darug and Gundungurra Elder.
Kirsty Sword Gusmao, a former First Lady of East Timor, is a great supporter of Blue Mountains projects in Timor.
Jana Mader travelled through East Timor in 1972 – no mean feat in those days. Jana wants to know if she is the oldest trekker at age 76. Now there’s a challenge! Jana’s full story will make a whole news article soon so watch this space. Can YOU beat her claim to be the oldest trekker?
The Food Co-op in Hapenny Lane Katoomba has inspired its staff to take part in the Virtual Trek. A donation box has been placed at the Co-op for any customers who would like to donate to the trekkers.
You can sponsor your friends or any of the above by going to the sponsor page and selecting a name from the drop down list. Your donation, however small, will mean so much to the people of East Timor. Thank you.
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