This challenge is a once in a lifetime opportunity to accompany Starlight Children’s Foundation on an incredible Australian Outback adventure.
The Larapinta Trail is regarded as one of Australia’s premier walking tracks. From the old Alice Springs Telegraph Station to the peak of Mount Sonder, the trail stretches 223 kilometers along the backbone of the West MacDonnell Ranges.
As part of this incredible adventure, you will journey along the most spectacular and rewarding sections of the trail, trekking over 60 kilometres. You will follow Aboriginal Dreaming tracks and explore the beautiful mountains, valleys, rivers and the dramatic desert landscapes of the Red Centre.
By day, you will visit sites sacred to the Arrernte people and trek beside one of the world’s oldest river systems. As nightfall descends, you will fall asleep to the sounds of native wildlife under a blanket of stars.
What makes this experience even more spectacular is knowing that you’ll play a vital role in supporting our Healthier Futures Initiative, supporting the health and well-being of kids in Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander communities.
Just because you’re sick doesn’t mean you stop being a kid. And it shouldn’t mean missing out on all the fun of childhood. Starlight helps sick kids simply be kids. And through our Healthier Futures Initiative across remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, we help kids enjoy a more positive health clinic experience by replacing pain, fear and stress with fun, joy and laughter.
We know there’s more to treating an illness than just medicine, that’s why we work hand in hand with health professionals. Play, art, games and creativity are all important to a child’s wellbeing and that helps overall health too. Fun, happy experiences are good for the mind and good for the body (and fun is what we do best!).
Not only are we home-grown, Starlight is also the broadest-reaching children’s charity in Australia and we support kids of all ages, regardless of their illness or injury.
At Starlight, we believe FUN fights fear and wins every time. Every dollar you raise through this incredible challenge will help us to continue to deliver and develop our Healthier Futures Initiative.
-$2,500 helps fly Captain Starlight to a remote health clinic
-$250 will pack a suitcase of fun for Captain Starlight to take to kids in remote communities
-$30 will deliver an art & craft pack to a child in a remote community
Strengthen your cultural understanding
Participating in this immersive experience will deepen your cultural appreciation and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, particularly the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the Central and Western Arrernte Country. This knowledge will benefit you and strengthen your organisation’s commitment to reconciliation and a more inclusive Australia for all.
“Starlight’s Healthier Futures Initiative aligns with Lendlease’s Reconciliation Plan. We have a very proud history of giving back, and we are privileged to raise money for this cause, make wonderful connections with the community and see the impact our funding is having” – Scott Mosely, Head of Commercial Investment Management, Lendlease
10 - 16 September 2019
7 Day Trip
5 Day Challenge
Twin-share Accommodation in 3-Star Hotel and at Comfortable Campsites (tents or swag)
Registration fee: $770 (non-refundable)
Travel quote: $2,550
Fundraising Target: $10,000
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Questions? Give us a call on 1300 905 188.