Posted on March 27, 2017 / Girls' Junior
Help Team Tintern raise funds for the Fred Hollows Foundation and their 60 km Walk on May 26
On Friday 26 May, a team of four Tintern teachers (Anne Bortolussi, Maureen Fraser, Trine Ord and Ash Viney) will walk 60km around the Mornington Peninsula as part of the Melbourne Coastrek Walk, which raises money for the Fred Hollows Foundation. The walk starts at Cape Schanck and finishes at the Quarantine Station at Pt Nepean.
Coastrek was established in 2010 by ‘Wild Women On Top’ CEO and Adventurer, Di Westaway, whose vision was to help more women get fit and see magical places. Wild Women on Top has run nine successful events and raised millions of dollars for the Fred Hollows Foundation.
The Fred Hollows Foundation imagines a world where no person is needlessly blind and Indigenous Australians exercise their right to good health. Over 32 million people are blind, but 4 out of 5 don’t need to be. This foundation was inspired by the work of the late Professor Fred Hollows, internationally acclaimed eye surgeon and social justice activist. Fred worked tirelessly overseas and in remote Australia to end avoidable blindness.
Team Tintern has 10-18 hours to complete the walk and between now and 26 May these determined teachers will train both individually and as a team.
As part of the team’s fundraising efforts, they will be holding a Crazy Glasses, Free dress day and BBQ for both Junior Schools on Thursday 27 April. Each student is asked to wear a pair of ‘crazy’ glasses and bring a gold coin donation. Sausage order forms will be sent home on the first day of Term 2.
The co-ordinator of Coastrek, Jane Crouch will visit Tintern Grammar Junior Schools on Friday 21 April to talk to the students about the work of the Fred Hollows and his foundation.
Please support these committed teachers in their fundraising quest.
If you would like to further support their efforts please click on the link below to view their fundraising page:
https://melbourne.coastrek.com.au/fundraisers/TeamTintern765 (tax deductible receipt are emailed immediately)