The worthy charity, Books in Homes Australia, are calling for walkers to take part in their 6 day trek in the beautiful Australian Outback.
Places are filling up fast but there are still a few left, and after meeting the General Manager of this charity, Kim Kingston, I thought maybe we could have at least one representative from our Maitri Fitness community take part. Will that person be you?
As a student, I'm happy to provide free use of the studio for any fundraising events you'd like to host for this charity trek, and I can help you promote it too - Stacey :)
Please find all the details below for the trek and more information about Books in Homes, written by Kim:
08/06/2016 - 13/06/2016
Trip Duration: 6 Days – 8 June 2016 to 13 June 2016
Summary: Adventure of a Lifetime, 3 days trekking, 4 nights semi-permanent campsites and 1 night twin share Alice Spring Hotel
- Trekking the West MacDonnell Ranges
- Books in Homes Australia Project
- Ormiston Gorge Walk
- Semi-permanent wilderness campsites
- Visit Ntaria School as part of the Project
Visiting Books in Homes Australia, at work in Central Australia, offers a one in a life time opportunity to experience the wonders of the outback. The Larapinta Trek is one of the top 10 walks in the world on many trekking writers walking lists. Walking the high ridgelines of the West MacDonnell Ranges one gains a rare perspective of vast flood plains, the razorback rocky outcrops and sheer scale of this ancient land. We follow an itinerary that will appeal to the active walker, prepared to cover between six to sixteen kilometres each day, with plenty of side options to the best spots in the area. You will need to carry only a day pack, as we will be camping with 4WD support. A vehicle will transfer trekkers between trailheads, allowing them to select walks that are the perfect balance of spectacular scenery and distance covered. The diversity of trail stages is impressive, at times the trail descends from the ridgeline into narrow canyons where sheltered pockets of delicate fern and twisted gum trees grow from the dry rivers of sand. Trekkers will be delivering up to 1000 new books to the students at Ntaria school - the more money raised, the more books Scholastic (Book sponsor) will donate to the challenge! Game on!
This event is open to 15 trekkers where the minimum amount to raise is $2500. This does not include the actual air and land cost which is a separate amount. A peer-peer fundraising page is set up so donations can be made towards the fundraising total.
For more details on this extraordinary challenge please go to our website http://www.booksinhomesaustralia.com.au/events/larapinta-trail/ or contact David Streichler on firstname.lastname@example.org
The Charitable Foundation for Books in Homes Australia (Books in Homes Australia) provides books-of-choice to families and children living in remote and low socio-economic circumstances, ensuring crucial early literacy engagement and the development of reading skills needed for lifelong success. Books are chosen from Preview Packs of which 25% of titles are written or illustrated by Indigenous creators. These Packs are ultimately donated to the host organisation for the entire community to access.
Books in Homes Australia has successfully delivered more than 2 million quality books-of-choice to over 476 low socio-economic schools and more than 146 supported community centres, located in New South Wales, the Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia and Tasmania since 2001.
It has designed three specific Programmes for children and families from birth to late Primary. These include:
- The Books in Homes Early Childhood Programme
- The Books in Homes Preschool Programme, and
- The Books in Homes Primary Programme.
Each Programme gives both children and families the choice of books, which leads to increased exposure to and the enjoyment of, quality reading materials. “We have been working with Scholastic Australia since 2009 to provide a quality catalogue of current titles across four reading levels in the Primary Programme. We are proud to say that 20% of all titles are first print runs!” says Kim Kingston, General Manager of Books in Homes Australia.