Georgia Jans

Melbourne Coastrek 30km

I’m taking on Coastrek!

I'm taking part in Melbourne Coastrek, the ultimate team trekking and fundraising challenge, proudly supporting The Fred Hollows Foundation.

Please sponsor my trek and give the gift of sight to the needlessly blind.

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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

Thank you to my Sponsors

$26

Vicky Sage

Go for it Georgia! We can do this!

$26

Denise Hearne

Good luck Georgia.

$25

Haidi Paralis

Good luck girls! Lots of love, Mum x

$25

Shannon Foster

Great work, Georgia!!!!

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Laura Mercuri

Well done georgia it’s fantastic that you are doing this

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Michael Diss

Wishing all the best on your walk for such a great cause. 😘

$26

Soula Irwin

Good Luck Georgia!

$26

Tess Sanos

$25

Megan Harris

Best of luck Georgia! What a marvellous thing to do. You are such an inspiration, always giving! Xx

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Samantha

Go girl!!! We can do this!!!

$52

Joe-y Busuttil

Hope it all goes well

$25

Anonymous

Good luck Georgia! x

$10

Debra Grote

Way to go!

$52

Robert Luk

Good luck!! You can do it!!

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Yung Lac