The 19th Annual Trek to help sick kids and their families

Trek4kidz will be leaving on Sunday morning the 23 August from Mudgee on this year’s “Fossickers Drive” trek with over 25 cars they will travel over 2,800 klm, travelling to Temora, Swan Hill, Bendigo where the cars will take a well-deserved break, and then continue to Beechworth, Yass, and will see the finish at Bathurst on Saturday 29 August.

Established in 1997, by a small band of like-minded people from Tuross Head on the far south coast of NSW who decided to organise an event that would not only help change the lives of seriously ill children, but would provide a social event for people who share the drive and ambition for charity work & a keen interest in exploring the great Australian countryside and meeting the many characters our country boasts. Since its inception the trek has visited more than 420 towns, 60 schools and raised over $1,150,000 for the Starlight Children’s Foundation. www.starlight.org.au which has helped nearly 30,000 sick kids and their families access Starlight’s hospital programs including Captain Starlight and the Starlight Express Room.

The cars will participate in creating awareness and raising funds along the way to help Starlight, Australia’s broadest-reaching children’s charity, continue to brighten the lives of seriously ill children and their families.

Funds raised by this year’s Trek will enable Starlight to support over 3000 sick kids for one year in children’s hospitals across NSW.

Trek4kidz media officer Michelle McDonald said: “To see the impact Starlight’s work has on sick children, teenagers and their families, we know how worthwhile the trek is – that’s what keeps us coming back each year”.

“We never tire of visiting local communities and contributing to this worthwhile cause. Regional communities are wonderful in rallying together in support of those in need, and the community spirit shown for the Trek4Kidz event is no exception.“Trek4kidz is grateful for the contribution of the Lions Clubs in all the towns we visit; their ongoing support is invaluable to us.”

Starlight CEO Louise Baxter said: “Every minute of every day a child is admitted to hospital in Australia and Starlight is there to help them play, laugh and simply be kids again. We wouldn’t be able to do this without community events like Trek4kidz, and for their ongoing support we cannot thank them enough. Trek4Kidz goes from strength to strength each year and their continued commitment to Starlight is truly inspiring.”

To find out more details about the 2015 Trek, or to make a donation, visit www.trek4kidz.com

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