The group recently returned from Peru where they spent 10 days climbing the Moonstone Trail to begin their fundraiser for the charity.
A northern suburbs resident for more than 17 years, Mr Urquhart said he was a big believer in Young Care’s cause to get young people out of aged care facilities.
‘There are seven and a half thousand young Australians who need full-time care living in aged care around the country,’ he said
‘It’s something I am aware of and personally don’t think it’s acceptable in a country like Australia.’
A fundraiser organised by his sister at The Northshore Tavern raised $2500 and helped surpass his $16,000 personal target for Young Care.
‘It’s family and friends that give you the ability to go out and do it ” I’m ok to do the trek but not fundraising, that’s thanks to them,’ Mr Urquhart said.
The Mt Kilimanjaro trek is planned for late 2014/early 2015.