A group of intrepid trekkers will walk the iconic Kokoda Trail between August 29 and September 6 this year to raise funds for drought-stricken Australian farmers.
Organized by Rainforest Tours Australia’s Kaylene Whitley, the walkers hope to raise funds for Global Care Disaster Relief to provide desperately needed hay for struggling farmers.
The historic relief project is being coordinated by Global Care’s Mackay’s Brett Gibson, who is also a pastor in Mackay’s City Impact Church.
Brett said: “Global Care Mackay has been helping the poor and needy in several overseas countries such as Africa and Vanuatu for many years, but we felt it was time to do something for one of the most needy groups in our own country – the farmers.
“I heard a story on local radio about a drought-stricken farmer who had arranged to send 400 head of cattle to market, but was refused transport because the…