TWO teams of Bathurst women are in training for a long walk for charity.
The annual Wild Women On Top Sydney Coastrek raises money for The Fred Hollows Foundation, which was set up to restore sight for hundreds of thousands of people living in the world’s poorest communities.
The Sydney Coastrek will be held this year on Friday, March 16 over 60 kilometres from Manly to Bondi or 30km from Kirribilli to Bondi.
Trekkers walk in teams of four, including at least two women, and must raise at least $2000 per team.
Nadene Rodham, Andrea Meale, Julie Newham and Penny Butler formed the team Bathurst Babes after completing Sydney Coastrek last year and raising more than $3000 for The Fred Hollows Foundation.
They will walk the 30km route.
“It felt great to push ourselves to the limit and to be part of something amazing,” Ms Rodham said.
Also preparing for the 30km trek are Bathurst mums Alex Clements, Julie Quade, Lesley Guy and Emma Hair on team Walkaway Mums.
The Walkaway Mums, who have 10 children between them, catch up with one another on training walks around Bathurst or Mount Panorama.
“It is hard to believe that sight can be restored for as little as $25,” Ms Clements said.
“We feel we can really make a difference.”
To support the Bathurst Babes and Walkaway Mums, go to sydney.coastrek.com.au and search for their names.