at Manly Beach, Sydney get-together with the DeafBlind NSW group.
walk is aiming to raise $60,000 towards the purchase of a bus
for transport and excursions for DeafBlind persons including wheelchair
DeafBlind and Jeff thank you
very much for your kindness..
are several reasons for Jeff's walk but one of the most important
is to raise funds and awareness for the DeafBlind Association.
He is making an enormous effort to walk this distance on his own
WITHOUT a support backup vehicle of any kind. Everything he needs
for the journey he carries on his back in a backpack. This includes,
food, water, clothing, a small tent, thermal sleeping bag, the
satellite phone, radio equipment, antenna and a battery big enough
for reliable communications. He wears a solar charging panel around
his neck to keep power up to the battery while he walks in the
hot sun. At night, this time of year the temperatures can drop
to around zero degrees Celsius and so warm bedding and clothing
are essential and this is quite heavy to carry over a long distance.
The weight of the backpack is about 28 Kg. His fresh water supply
weighs 8 Kg alone. Every possible saving in weight has been made,
for example, even the toothbrush is cut in half.
very much appreciate any donations toward this very worthwhile
Donations of $2.00 or more are tax deductible. Thank you in advance.
to the the DeafBlind Association (NSW) Inc. can easily be made
by one of the following methods below: