Situated in Tanzania at 19 340 feet (5895m), Mt Kilimanjaro is Africa's highest mountain and the highest "free standing” mountain in the world. A group of 19 amazing supporters were tested mentally and physically in the toughest conditions and braved temperatures of -20 degrees to reach the summit and fundraise for MHF.
This year’s trekkers were tasked with fundraising of $600,000 in order for MHF to place the first Brain Cancer Care Coordinators in rural and regional NSW. The group not only reached this total but totally smashed it to raise $695,579.15. A big thank you goes to our Foundation Partner and Major Sponsor of this trek The MAN Shake for their ongoing support and for donating another $100,00 towards this year's trek. Also thank you Charlie Sutton from Glen Innes for donating $100,000 and Trudy Bell’s "Long Lunch for Trude" $50,000 donation.
Thank you to every business, group or individual who donated or supported us in any way. There are so many special people who have made this possible and we can't thank you enough.
Thank you also to Matt Kelson Photography who captured this trek and was an integral part of the team. Thank you to Wayne Wetherall from Wild Spirit Adventures and Kristen from Travel Managers for coordinating and running the whole trip. A big thank you to Owen and the team at Thirty3South who produced all of the amazing films of patients and their journeys with brain cancer in rural and regional NSW. Thank you also to Nerida Ramsay, Matthew Fenton and Barbara Moore who themselves are battling brain cancer and gave up their time so generously to showcase their plight of why we need more Brain Cancer Care Coordinators in rural and regional NSW. We wouldn’t have raised the amount we did without your help.
I would like to acknowledge all of the trekkers who left their families behind, trekked through rain, wind and snow with temperatures at -20 degrees: Wayne Wetherall, Mark Hughes, Andrew Beattie, Peter MacDonald, Brad Godden, Danny Buderus, Sam Mayer, Saia Vea Teisina, Matt Kelson, Stephen Rimmer, Bryce Healy, Jarrod Blamey, Charlie Spence, Mark Jennings, Thomas Elliot, Trent Robinson, Fletcher Godden, Michael Gordon, Stephen Crowe and Michael Hart.