The Youngcare Simpson Desert Challenge is back from 6 to 17 May 2015. It will be a daily mental and physical battle that will not only change the lives of our trekkers, but also that of thousands of young Australians in desperate need.
Leaving on 6 May 2015, trekkers will spend ten days walking 300km across the geographical centre of the Simpson Desert to experience what life might be like for a young person living in aged care – not a “life”, but an existence comprised of isolation, uniformity, restrictions and little decision-making ability.
The Youngcare Simpson Desert Challenge embodies the strength and determination of those who founded Youngcare and, in Youngcare’s 10th year, is a fitting way to commemorate all that has been achieved over Youngcare’s lifetime.
The Youngcare Simpson Desert Challenge 2015 will be the third Challenge, with the previous Challenges in 2011 and 2013 raising over $1.6 million for young people with high care needs.