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Why I'm doing the Coastrek team trek
When my dear friend Vicky asked me if I wanted to take part in the Coastrek team fundraising trek with her and her 2 sisters, I decided to do so. For a number of reasons. One, I like to support my friends wherever possible. Two, the charity, The Fred Hollows Foundation, is one I believe in. Three, I felt that a 30km (18.75miles) trek would give me a great reason to train and help me with my fitness goals.
This challenge is in support of The Fred Hollows Foundation, which works to restore sight to men, women and children across the world. Fred Hollows dedicated his life to helping those less fortunate, to achieve his dream to live in a world where NO ONE is needlessly blind.
As part of its work, The Fred Hollows Foundation removes cataracts from people, who otherwise would go blind. As I understand it, 4 out of 5 people who are blind, don't need to be. An operation to restore someone's sight, costs as little as A$25.
Now, I don't tell many, but I have cataracts in both eyes. My optometrist told me about this about 6 years ago. I am young to have cataracts. It's no surprise to me though, as my mother had cataracts (she had them removed). I am blessed, as was my mother, to live in a country, where cataract surgery is performed routinely and as such, blindness can be avoided. What if I had been born poor, in a country such as Nepal, and didn't have the opportunities I do in Australia? So, I feel a personal connection to the work of The Fred Hollows Foundation, and I am only too happy to support others with an opportunity (of sight) that I take for granted.
If you have the means to, I would be most grateful if you sponsored me, to give the gift of sight to the needlessly blind. Any donation, no matter the size, would be appreciated.
With much gratitude for your generosity, Georgia x
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