Wednesday, July 28, 2010

-Trek for Timor – fundraiser for East Timor

Register your team NOW at for either the 13km or 45km Trek for Timor to be held on 18 September 2010.

Only 60 teams of 4-6 people will be given this unique opportunity to trek this very scenic route through the World Heritage Blue Mountains National Park.

Each walker pays a $30 registration fee (to cover the costs of the trek) and raises at least $150 in sponsorship. ALL of the sponsorship money will be used by Blue Mountains Friendship Group and the Blue Mountains East Timor Sisters to fund much wanted education and training programs and programs for women and children in East Timor.

East Timor is one of the newest and poorest nations in the world and is also one of our nearest neighbours. A little money goes a long way in Timor and through the strong relationships established by these local groups education and training has been identified by the Timorese people as a priority. In Hato Builico, the sub-district at the base of Mount Ramelau (at nearly 3,000m) there is only schooling to presecondary level, so for students to complete their education they must leave the district. The Blue Mountains groups already provide over 60 scholarships to school and university students.

So get a group of friends or work colleagues together, book your place NOW (you can change team members up to the start of the event), and start fund raising. You will be guaranteed to have a great time while doing something very worthwhile. To register online and for more information go to

For more information please contact: Elaine Telford E:

Don’t’ want to walk but like to be involved? Could you volunteer for a checkpoint or marshall's job (orientation session on Saturday September 11th)– email Mary on

Trek for Timor Blue Mountains Organising Committee

Maggi Williams
Phone: (612) 4787 6614
Mobile: (61) 0437 775 075

Please support Trek for Timor - September 18 2010