REACHING the summit of Mount Kosciuszko and being able to enjoy the beautiful vista of the Australian Alps is something only a few of us get to enjoy.
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However, three students from Irrawang High School will be attempting just that on Saturday 17 February.
However, this isn’t just any ordinary walk, nor are these just ordinary students.
If anything, they are extraordinary.
Tim, Mitch and Maddy, who all call Medowie home, will be making the trek along with their families as part of the Krazy Kosci Klimb.
The Krazy Kosci Klimb is a challenge event for young people over the age of twelve with cerebral palsy or another disability.
The Krazy Kosci Klimb is also a fundraising event with proceeds going to the Cerebral Palsy Alliance.
The local community have definitely pitched in with a huge show of support for Tim, Mitch and Maddy at a recent fundraising night.
“We raised just under $3,000 last week at the ‘Bull n Bush’ Hotel.” Maddy’s mother Kristyne Petith told News Of The Area.
“We received wonderful donations from businesses and the support of people that attended on the night was outstanding.”
So far, the trio have raised over $9000 but would love to crack the $10,000 mark.
The Krazy Kosci Klimb begun in February 2014 and has raised almost $1million for the Accessible Gym and Sports Program at Cerebral Palsy Alliance.
The Cerebral Palsy Alliance provides family-centred therapies, life skills programs, equipment and support for people and their families living with cerebral palsy and other disabilities.
However, as important as fundraising for a service as important as the Cerebral Palsy Alliance is, the benefits from participating in such events can bring for the individuals involved are immeasurable.
If you would like to help Tim, Mitch and Maddy, you can donate at krazykosciklimb.com.au/events.
By Rachael VAUGHAN