Arrangements are well under way for the 2016 Trek, which will be our 20th Anniversary. We will be travelling from Griffith, through White Cliffs, Cunnamulla, Lightning Ridge, Narrabri, Inverell, finishing on the north coast. We will start the Trek at Griffith on Saturday 20 August 2016 with our opening function, and finish at the north coast on the following Saturday, 27 August 2016.
We normally limit the number of people coming on the Trek to around 80, but because next year is our 20th anniversary, we decided to open it up. Already I have 100 people signed up, and I am still getting inquiries. We will have to limit the numbers soon, since the accommodation at White Cliffs is limited. All the other towns can handle more, but so that we can get everyone into a bed, I will have to draw the line soon!
We have now reached the limit for people on the 2016 Trek!
If anyone puts in a form now, it will be kept on a wait list, in case anyone drops out.
Thanks for the amazing response!
2015 was our biggest fundraising year to date, with a donation to The Starlight Children’s Foundation of $220,000. That was achieved with 78 people carrying out fundraising. What can we do with over 100 people getting into the spirit? Is $300,000 possible??? Funds raised by next year’s Trek will enable Starlight to support many thousands of sick kids in children’s hospitals across Australia.
While we are travelling around the countryside, we visit schools along the way, helping the children to understand the work that Starlight does to brighten the lives of seriously ill children and their families. Regional communities are wonderful in rallying together in support of those in need, and the community spirit shown for the Trek4Kidz event is wonderful.
Trek4kidz is also grateful for the amazing contribution of the Lions Clubs in all the towns we visit.
If you are interested to join our group, please read the Administration Rules 2016, which will give you an understanding of what we do. This is found on the ‘Sign Up’ page on the website, and then fill in the details and send them in.