On the 21st May, a team of ten men, including our very own Rob Wearn, set out to walk 170 kilometres from Bathurst to Blaxland, in participation of The Great Walk Foundation.
Over its twelve year continuance, The Foundation’s focus has always been to support the greater community by raising funds for charity organisations around the Penrith/ Blue Mountains/ Hawkesbury region.
This year, the Foundation raised around $120,000, which is an outstanding achievement.
So far, $20,000 of this money has been generously donated to Lithgow Hospital and the Blue Mountains ANZAC Memorial Hospital, each receiving a total of $10,000.
Lithgow Hospital used their donation to put toward the purchase of a new portable CTG machine, to assist with the transfer of high-risk maternity patients. Blue Mountains ANZAC Memorial Hospital were able to purchase two new observation machines, to monitor patients in both the Emergency and Maternity wards of the hospital