Diane Armstong’s support for the Walk A While Foundation has taken her places she never dreamed – from starring in a reality TV series to supporting the indigenous communities of Australia’s red centre.
The Rockhampton woman’s association with Walk A While began in 2013 when she attended a photography workshop with the charity’s founder, landscape photographer Ken Duncan, at Terrigal on the NSW Central Coast.
The foundation’s primary objective is to create employment opportunities for Indigenous Australians in remote communities.
Diane was one of 12 charity fundraisers associated with Walk A While selected to take part in the reality TV series Adventure All Stars, passing the mandatory $10,000 fundraising goal needed to appear on the program.
Filming on Adventure All Stars took place on the South Coast of NSW in November last year, with the show expected to be screened on Channel 7two in the coming months.
Diane said she was still working with her castmates to raise money for Walk A While, with the 12 becoming close over their week of adventure activities.
“We came from all walks of life – architects, lawyers, accountants and photographers – none of us really knew each other beforehand, but we had a common goal,” she said.
“We did everything from sitting on a boat learning about oyster farming, to surfing, to racing rafts made out of 44-gallon drums.”
Together the group raised $147,988.26 for Walk a While, with the funds going toward the Cross on Memory Mountain – a 20-metre, solar-powered cross being constructed on the summit of Memory Mountain, 250km from Alice Springs.
Original Article: CQ Today