Cape 2 Cape trek to raise money for zero2hero

John Werndly (Commercial Director Cape Australia PLC), Bill Elsegood (Owner of Dentpro and Dental Intelligence), Chris Darmody (Youth Psychologist). Picture: Will Russell d481393
John Werndly (Commercial Director Cape Australia PLC), Bill Elsegood (Owner of Dentpro and Dental Intelligence), Chris Darmody (Youth Psychologist). Picture: Will Russell d481393

JOHN Werndly, Chris Darmody and Bill Elsegood are among corporates who will swap their suits for trekking gear to raise money and awareness for zero2hero in a Cape 2 Cape trek later this month.

The new fundraising initiative to help the not-for-profit group raise awareness of mental health and host youth suicide prevention programs will run over five days from April 30 involving 13 trekkers.

Participants, including zero2hero founder Ashlee Harrison and her brother Brodie Riach, will walk 135km from Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse to Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse taking part in team building and personal development along the way.

Ms Harrison said zero2hero had been renowned for its youth camp programs since 2013 and it was exciting to use this skill for adult heroes and supporters.

“We have developed a program that will challenge, develop and empower participants, the same thing we have been doing with young people for years” she said.

Zero2hero director and the brainchild of this new event Chris Darmody said Cape 2 Cape challenged people to slow down and engage with themselves, others and nature on a more authentic level.

“It will offer trekkers a unique experience and sense of purpose by making a difference to vulnerable young people in their community,” he said.

The trekkers are aiming to raise $20,000.

To donate, visit https://www.mycause.com.au/events/cape2capetrek.

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