2020 has been a tough year. For many it has been the toughest.
Our program focuses on building a support network for participants as they develop bonds within their team, while strengthening mental well-being through exercise in nature. Fundraising is not our primary goal. And we certainly do not want it to be a restriction or burden for any of our teams. Even less would we want to create any stress.
Consequently, there will be no compulsory fundraising component to The Great Aussie Hike 2021. Instead, our focus will be on supporting the East Gippsland community who have gone through drought, bushfires and pandemic. In keeping with our motto of looking after our mates, we will encourage participants to support these local businesses as much as possible. Stay in their towns, buy food from their stores, fill your car with fresh produce to take home, bring family and friends to holiday while you complete the walk.