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Team Member – Alma O’Donnell

Alma on the Kokoda Track

Alma on the Kokoda Track

“Vulnerability is the true measure of courage” ….

This is my third consecutive year to commit to the “Gift Of Time Appeal”, Kokoda Challenge .  The “Gift Of Time Appeal”, has helped to keep close to our hearts the families of vulnerable children with disabilities, and their courageous life journey. Over the years of fundraising for Auricht House I have been privileged to experience the true strength of community.

Young children from Dominican Primary school and  Nazareth College and high profile professional woman such as Senator Anne McEwen, Justice Margret Nyland and Anne Skipper AM have shown such wonderful community strength in coming together to support  Auricht House families.

As I walk the track this third and final year, I  will pay tribute to  those brave and courageous men, women and “Fuzzy Wuzzy’s” who, 70 years ago, fought such a treacherous battle on the Kokoda track.

If you wish to support Alma’s fundraising efforts you can visit her sponsorship website at

Kokoda Now What?

In just over 15 weeks the first group of us will be boarding a plane for Port Moresby. Fitness, Fundraising, Gear and Paperwork now need to be brought into sharper focus.

To help that process along we are offering:

Meeting in Fennescey House, 33 Wakefield Street Adelaide.

Starting at 6pm on June 6th with Beer and Pizza (or gluten free alternatives).

Over two hours we will:

  • Update the itinerary and associated logistics
  • Check travel plans
  • Review payment schedules
  • Discuss training
  • Meet our communications contacts and be introduced to the website
  • Get hands on with gear
  • Produce a fundraising page if you wish
  • Volunteer for the many tasks required by the team on the Track
  • Engage with the history of the Kokoda campaign

It will be great if you can make – please let me know by return email if you are coming.


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