Thursday, February 10th, 2011 - ChildFund Australia

ChildFund Australia and Inspired Adventures are on the hunt for 20 fit and fired-up participants to take part in a unique and exciting fundraising adventure – the Vietnam Trek for Toddlers 2011 – which will take place from Saturday 22 October to Wednesday 2 November 2011.

Join the adventure now and you’ll be part of a small group who’ll fundraise for a safe and fun preschool for the children of Go Thau, a new community ChildFund Australia is working with in the north of Vietnam. You’ll also embark on a 12-day trip of a lifetime, exploring the best of Vietnam by foot, rail and boat!

This is a trip for everyone – the nature lover, the city dweller, the culture enthusiast and the adventure junkie. Over 12 days, you’ll experience the wonderful chaos of Hanoi and its peaceful surrounding villages. You’ll spend four days trekking through bamboo forests and mountain trails. You’ll also have the opportunity to see ChildFund Australia’s development work first-hand and meet some of the children and families ChildFund works with.

Participants must fundraise $6,000 to cover their travel costs and their donation to ChildFund Australia. Funds can be raised in a variety of imaginative and fun ways, from trivia or movie nights, to community events and fun runs, to company sponsorship or online fundraising pages – be as creative as you like!

The money raised will be used to build and equip a new preschool for the children of Go Thau. These toddlers are currently being schooled in an old buffalo shed without toys or even a toilet. The preschool has also reached its maximum capacity, so many children are denied access to even this basic service.

The new preschool will include three classrooms so children can be taught according to their age group and prevent toddlers from being turned away due to overcrowding. The preschool will also include other essentials like water, a kitchen and teaching materials.

This really is a once in a lifetime adventure that will be a rewarding experience for participants and brighten the futures of many disadvantaged Vietnamese children. There are only 20 spaces available so get in quick!

For more information on ChildFund Australia’s Vietnam Trek for Toddlers, visit www.childfund.org.au/vietnamtrek

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ChildFund Australia is an independent and non-religious international development organisation that works to reduce or eliminate poverty for children in the developing world. ChildFund Australia is a member of ChildFund Alliance – a global network of 12 organisations which assists more than 15 million children in 55 countries. ChildFund Australia is a registered charity and is fully accredited by the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID).

About Inspired Adventures
Inspired Adventures creates experiences to change people's lives and believes we are all capable of far more than we imagine! The team at Inspired Adventures is determined to give as many people as possible an incredible adventure while raising millions of dollars for Australian charities and supporting communities in need around the world. Each Inspired Adventure is designed to challenge Australians to get fit, raise funds and have an extraordinary experience in some of the world’s most incredible destinations.

http://www.inspiredadventures.com.au/


Jacqui Ooi, Senior Communications Officer, ChildFund Australia
P: (02) 8281 3125
W: www.childfund.org.au/vietnamtrek

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