Nurses tackle poverty fight

Linda King, Fran Nicholson, Sheena Rooney and Elaine Dawson will tackle the Oxfam Perth Trail Walk on October 8.
Linda King, Fran Nicholson, Sheena Rooney and Elaine Dawson will tackle the Oxfam Perth Trail Walk on October 8.

Linda King, Fran Nicholson, Sheena Rooney and Elaine Dawson will join 350 teams and walk 100km in 48 hours along the Kalamunda Railway Heritage Trail before tackling the northern section of the Bibbulmun Track.

Ms Dawson said she and her team had already built the strong co-operation and communication skills needed for the event from working in healthcare.

‘The training time required is already bringing us together as a team and strengthening our friendships,’ she said.

Ms Rooney said the team had collectively travelled through counties such as Africa, India and Vietnam where poverty was the daily reality for many people.

‘Having witnessed this poverty first-hand, albeit from our privileged position as tourists, it makes you realise how lucky we are to live in Australia and that we are in a position to be able to do something to help fight against poverty,’ she said.

Hollywood Private Hospital donated $600 to the women’s fundraising efforts.

Visit the fundraising page at www.trailwalker.oxfam.org.au.