Do a Trek to Connect 2019

Do a Trek to Connect is a unique opportunity to challenge yourself and raise vital funds for suicide prevention and help save lives.

You and three companions will have the unique opportunity to trek 42 km across a beautiful slice of South East Queensland. This exclusive trek is strictly limited to 25 teams, with training and event day support included.  

This is not a race, but a life-changing experience you don’t want to miss—and every step you take could help save a life.

Do a Trek to Connect will:

  • Connect you with nature
  • Connect you with other like-minded corporate teams, and
  • Connect those in our community who urgently need support.

Take up the challenge.

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Why Do a Trek to Connect?

In 2017, there were 804 suicides in the state of Queensland.  That’s 15 Queenslanders lost to suicide each week1.  Furthermore, Lifeline Australia estimates that there are over 60,000 suicide attempts each year nationwide. 

By participating and fundraising in Do a Trek to Connect you will help save lives through Wesley Mission Queensland suicide prevention initiatives, including: 

  • Marcus Mission - a whole-of-community approach to suicide prevention with a program designed specifically to reach young men (18-44yrs).
  • Suicide Prevention Training - Tailored evidence-based workshops and presentations adapted to suit a range of audiences including businesses, community members and health workers to create awareness and support within a community.
  • Expanded Horizons Youth Suicide Prevention - Individual support for young people experiencing suicidal thoughts or behaviours. 

Suicide has devastating impacts on families and communities. We need your help to bring about change to those who need it the most.

1Mindframe, Australian suicide data

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Registrations

Registration is $1,000 per team of four people, which includes:

  • Free weekly training sessions every Saturday 6am – 9am at Mount Cootha and customised training options available if you cannot make it to Mount Cootha
  • Trek to Connect Participant Handbook which includes all the information you need to be prepared for the trek
  • Professional trek and fundraising support on hand in the lead up to the big day
  • Medical staff and trek guides, bus transport and vehicle support on event day

Lunch and refreshments provided on event day

Fundraising

Before event day, your team is required to fundraise a minimum of $1,000 or $250 per participant to support Wesley Mission Queensland’s suicide prevention initiatives. You will be supported by the fundraising team every step of the way.

Do a Trek to Connect is an empowering journey, a mentally and physically challenging journey, but one you will never forget. 

Register

Trek Route

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Frequently Asked Questions

Contact Us

fundraising@wmq.org.au
1300 865 302
930 Gympie Road, Chermside QLD 4032 

If you are struggling with thoughts of suicide please call:
Lifeline 13 11 14
Suicide Call back service 1300 659 467

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