Twelve hardworking individuals left Port Adelaide on Monday, bound for Port Lincoln on foot, canoe, mountain bike, camel back and more, for the 2010 Variety Kickin4Kids Trek to raise funds for Variety’s Freedom program, which helps children in need gain mobility and independence. Port Wakefield Primary School students were delighted to meet celebrities Mark Williams, Phil Smyth and Xavier Minnecon.
Andrew and Jillian Parker of Owen thanked the trekkers for their hard work, after being recipients of funds through the organisation. Their daughter Abbey suffers from osteogenesisimperfecta (brittle bones). The group will also visit Port Vincent, Port Hughes, Kadina, Port Pirie, Port Germein, Melrose, Port Augusta, Whyalla, Coffin Bay and will cross the finish line in Port Lincoln on Friday October 29.
Channel 9 presenter Troy Gray is filming a charity documentary about this year’s adventure. This which will culminate with a red carpet movie premiere in December. The documentary will also screen on Channel 9 in mid-January 2011.