Shepparton women Erin Lloyd, Jenette Serra, Amanda Ryan and Kelly Dreyer are among nearly 2000 trekkers gearing up for the fourth annual Wild Women On Top Melbourne Coastrek.
The event raises vital funds for The Fred Hollows Foundation’s work to restore sight for some of the world’s poorest people.
With just eight weeks until the event, the Shepparton friends on team ‘‘Three Mummies and a Shorty’’, are not only training for the 30km trek, they are also raising funds towards the event’s overall goal of $1.8million for The Fred Hollows Foundation.
‘‘The best part about doing Coastrek, as well as participating in something so challenging, is raising funds and awareness for the Fred Hollows Foundation,’’ Ms Lloyd said.
‘‘For so many people to be suffering from blindness, which could be avoided or easily remedied, whatever we can do to help is so important to so many people.’’
Fred Hollows Foundation founding director Gabi Hollows said it was inspiring to see so many people join the fight to end avoidable blindness.
‘‘There are more than 36 million people in the world who are blind, and four out of five of them don’t need to be,’’ Ms Hollows said.
To help raise funds, trekker and yoga teacher Mrs Dreyer will teach a 90-minute yoga class at Total Bodyfit, Kialla, at 6pm on Wednesday, April 11 — with every $20 admission going towards their Coastrek fundraising.
To support ‘‘Three Mummies and a Shorty’’, go to Melbourne.Coastrek.com.au and search for their name, and to book a place in the yoga class, phone Kelly on 0407 844 169.