Marathon walk for Cambodian Children’s Fund
Published on: 7 November 2014
On Sunday, members of the Residential Community took part in the second annual Swan River Marathon Walk for the Cambodian Children’s Fund (CCF). Forty-six boys, staff and parents walked either 42km or 25km – raising money to sponsor a class in one the CCF education programs.
Founded in 2004 by Scott Neeson, CCF provides life-changing education, nourishment and healing to vulnerable children from some of Cambodia’s most destitute communities.
Director of Walters Residential Community Geoff Guggenheimer said just over half the group attempted the 42km-walk with the remainder walking 25km to the lunch break point near the Raffles Hotel at Canning Bridge.
“With excellent conditions for walking, the entire group finished in just under seven hours and the fastest of the boys completing the challenge in around five and a half hours,” he said.
Mr Guggenheimer said the boys enjoyed a barbecue at the end of the event, prepared by Chris Miles, Thomas Nickels (Year 11), Gerry Ansey (Year 10) and Brodie Albert (Year 9), and he also thanked Kate Guggenheimer for driving the support vehicle and delivering much needed icy poles at lunchtime.