Posted on February 10, 2017
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 9 successful events and has 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. If you would like to 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)