Albany resident, Brent Offer will be conquering the Bibbulmun track for a second time to raise funds for Albany Community Hospice. This time he will be joined by his sons Callum aged 15, Jacob 13, Aiden 11 and Michael 8. Over 5 school holiday periods, Brent and his 4 sons will take-on the track with the goal of completing the hiking trail over the next three years.
“We are going to start next holidays by walking across Rottnest,” said Brent. “after that we will walk across Perth to the Kalamunda Hills and link with the track from there. Overall we aim to walk almost 1200km from Perth back to our home in the Porongurups”
This is not the first time Brent has made the trek for charity. “I have previously raised funds for the Albany Hospital Maternity Ward and Perth Children’s Hospital, and thought this time it would be great to raise money for Hospice.”
Hospice Fundraising Chair, Jeanann Barbour welcomed the fundraising initiative by inviting Brent and his sons to take a personalised tour of the Hospice.
“I asked the boys if they knew what we did at Hospice, to which they replied ‘a bit of an idea’” Jeanne said. “so I said ‘right, I’m going to show you what you are raising money for.’”
During the personalised tour, Brent and the Boys were invited to view the rooms, the shared lounge, the gardens and have a go at controlling the lights and sounds in the Kwop Wirin Room. Jeanann also talked to them about the importance of Palliative Care and what makes our Hospice so special.
“We have the only Community Run Hospice in Western Australia”, said Jeanann. “And it is the support of the community and people like Brent and his family, that make it so special.”
The Offer family have a strong affiliation with the Bibbulmun track, regularly donating time and resources to maintain a section of the track in Albany. Brent has set up a Go Fund Me campaign and hopes to raise around $5,000 of much-needed funds for Hospice. Donate to Brent’s campaign today.