0

Challenge lies ahead

Broome Advertiser | Kellie McNeil | 5 November 2014

[pull-out title=”Support Nicola” content=”Support Ms Wellington as she treks 300km in the Youngcare Simpson Desert Challenge 2015.”]Click hereBroome-Advertiser---Challenge-lies-ahead-(Nicole-Wellington)[/pull-out]

Broome resident Nicola Wellington is preparing to embark on a gruelling 300km trek through the Simpson Desert to support young Australians in need of high care.

Ms Wellington will join 11 others as they weave their way through dusty tracks and across dunes as part of the 10-day Youngcare Simpson Desert Challenge next year. Trekkers will begin their journey in South Australia on May 7, and must walk 30km a day through the heat carting 15km backpacks. Participants will have access to water and dehydrated meals and will sleep under the stars. Trekkers aim to raise $35,000 each to help Youngcare continue its mission.

The charity delivers specialist housing to keep young adults with disabilities pit of aged care, as well as funding research, grants and a telephone support service. Ms Wellington discovered the trek through a family friend and, having worked with several high-care needs students in her teaching career, was inspired to sign up. Having never completed an endurance event, the crossfit devotee is looking forward to the personal challenge.

“I have known and worked with people who have high-care needs and understand the difficulties they face, so I think it is really important to support the great work at Youngcare,” she said. “It is going to be a big life-changing event that will test my strength and endurance, but I think I have a pretty strong mindset.”

Ms Wellington has been taking thee 10km walks carrying 8km backpacks each week and will ramp up training closer to the event. She has raised just over $2000 for the charity, but is looking for more sponsors to her raise $35,000.

Support Ms Wellington on her journey.

SHARE THIS!
News you might like:
30 August 2016National not-for-profit organisation Youngcare today announced the appointment of new Chief Executive Officer Anthony Ryan.Mr ...
7 November 2016Share a slice of Youngcake this ChristmasFor a young person with high care needs, the loss of choice and independence is one of ...
We want you to be the first to know! Youngcare is thrilled to announce the return of one of Brisbane’s best nights of Australian music: the ...
2 August 2017Youngcare explores options as NSW project endsYoungcare’s partnership with St. Vincent’s Australia to deliver high care housing ...
5 May 2016WHAT’S ON! 28 APRIL - 8 MAY Simpson Desert ChallengeSupport the trekkers by donating and follow the trek with our regular ...
This article was originally published in The Australian Hospital and Healthcare Bulletin.8 January 2016Young people in aged care – an Australian ...
Dear Mr Scott Morrison,I’m writing to you as the 30th Prime Minister of Australia because I want to know how you’re planning on improving the ...
5 May 2016A helping hand from Hand Heart PocketYoungcare’s At Home Care Grants are set to continue helping more young Queenslanders with high ...
24 July 2017A message from our partners at VincentsAt VINCENTS one of our core values is to actively build a company environment that contributes ...
1 December 2015MEDIA RELEASE – Youngcare flags risks in NDIS’ Specialist Disability Accommodation Policy FrameworkFOR IMMEDIATE ...
Categories
Archives

Are you a young person seeking help?

What we do

GET INFO

Get Help

GET INFO

Contact Us

GET INFO

A huge thanks to our supporters 

Merlo
FKG
GNK
Spot Productinons
QIC
ANZ
Tatts Group
Bruce Lynton
Duco Events
Neals
Braggs Signs
Servcorp
Good2give
Shape
Queensland Rail
Hand Heart Pocket
Birdsville Roadhouse
Women's Weekly
Kabuki
Audio Visual Elements
Queensland Government
Coates
Rivergum Homes
De Luca Corp
Flight Centre Foundation
LAS logo
Story Bride Hotel
Carbone
Care Tech
Knight Frank
Cutting Edge
Triffid
ALS
MGD Private
Keystone
Forte Catering
EY
McCabe Curwood
Batercard
CV Services
CUB
Hopgood Ganim
One Harvest - love beats
Motorola Solutions
50-50 charity raffle
Betta Home Living
Clark Real Estate
Media Merchants
Shine Lawyers
Morgans
Abi and Joseph
Nova
Birdsville Social Club
Collins Food
Pilot
Thrifty
Audi Centre Springwood
Birdsville Hotel
Just Cause Bunch
Artis Pura
Brazilian Beauty - Albany Creek
Network First
Aurora Adventures
Taylor Byrne
DAE
Wolff Group
Vincents
Vertica Capital
KFC Youth Foundation
Savills
Vuly
Vantage Performance
MS Queensland
Select AV
Tattersalls Club
MMO Interiors
Bunnamagoo
Just Photography
Channel Nine
Eureka Landscaping
Sage
MTAQ
Style
HSF