Sydney Coastrek founder Di Westaway has handed a $2.5 million fundraising cheque to The Fred Hollows Foundation to restore sight to people living with avoidable blindness.
Australian Olympic swimmer Susie O’Neill and former AFL player Aaron Davey were just two of the thousands of people who laced up their walking shoes and traversed some of Sydney’s prettiest harbours and beaches to raise money for The Fred Hollows Foundation.
Sydney Coastrek is an endurance challenge to promote health and fitness, encourage team work, build mental and emotional toughness and have fun, all to raise money and support for The Foundation's great work.
Coastrek had 348 trekkers starting for 100km and 2,368 started the 50km mark – overall we had 679 teams (2,716 trekkers) participating in Coastrek 2014. At least three visually impaired trekkers finished the trek. There were 13 teams from The Fred Hollows Foundation participating this year, including a team with our CEO, Brian Doolan
See the 2014 Sydney Coastrek Finishing Results
Established in 2010 and raising $200,000 for The Foundation, Sydney Coastrek has grown exponentially and this year the organiser, Wild Women on Top, have set themselves a fundraising goal of $2,500,000 to help restoring sight to 100,000 people who are needlessly blind.