CA trio trek for homeless kids
- 07 July, 2004 15:10
Charity Youth Off The Streets (YOTS) will benefit from Computer Associates’ (CA) lastest fundraiser. The company has sent three of its Sydney-based employees to Papua New Guinea to trek the famous Kokoda Trail.
Money raised by the trekkers will help YOTS provide crisis care and support for young people living on the street through its food van, youth refuge, education and outreach programs
CA’s Jim Fisher, Greg Smallwood and Kevin Wilson, will spend seven days walking the gruelling 96km trail made famous by the heroic efforts of an outnumbered force of Australian soldiers which thwarted a Japanese attempt to capture Port Moresby during World War II in 1942/43.
Founder and CEO of YOTS, Father Chris Riley, said the trio would need to be mentally and physically tough to complete the demanding walk. He applauded their decision to participate in the trek in order to help damaged young Australians.
CA said it would double any donations of over $20 made to the trekkers.