East Timor Hearts Fund is proud to be the charity partner for the inaugural Trans-Timor Trek in July-August 2017.
Our board chair Ingrid Svendsen is our representative on the trek. Here, Ingrid tells why she's taken on the challenge.
As the board chair of East Timor Hearts Fund, this is certainty one of my more unusual duties!
I've never pack hiked before, but I'm up for the challenge of trekking 150 mountainous kilometres across Timor-Leste.
It will be a privilege to go on this heart health mission; to get a deeper understanding of the people of Timor-Leste and the health challenges they face. And of course, to raise critical funds to support our life-saving work.
Please go to my fundraising page to make a tax-time donation to help raise $20,000 to give a patient life-saving heart surgery in Australia.
Read Mick's story and find out what inspired this historic trek.