Harry Vidal’s horse-led trek across Australia
A self-proclaimed gypsy and serial fundraiser, Harry Vidal’s next trek starts March 2018 and will see him dedicate eight months of his life trotting across Australia to raise funds for the Royal Flying Doctor Service, with his two Clydesdale horses and his beloved dog Akiesha by his side.
Mr Vidal’s goal is to raise $80,000 for the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) during one of his biggest fundraising treks to date which will start in Melbourne and head up to the Gulf of Carpentaria.
“We are doing the Burke and Wills track which is around 3000km and it will take us between eight to nine months,” Mr Vidal said.
“We do only five kilometres an hour with plenty of breaks for the horses,” Mr Vidal continued.
A veteran to fundraising, Mr Vidal’s previous endeavours included a four month journey in 2016 from Murray Bridge to Lightning Ridge which raised $20,000 for Craniofacial Australia.
“It is an amazing way to travel, you meet a lot of great people, you get to view things differently and most importantly I am raising money for a really important charity that is close to my heart!”
Mr Vidal encourages Australians to support the Royal Flying Doctor Service and their work in providing emergency medical and health care services to the rural and remote areas of Australia.
“The RFDS is a great charity, I have seen the wonderful work they do first hand. I work on a farm in the Flinders Ranges and realise how critical they are to rural communities,” Mr Vidal concluded.
Kick Off Quiz Night Fundraiser
To kick off his fundraising campaign Harry will be hosting a trivia night on 20 October 2017 at the European Function Centre in Hindmarsh. Funds raised will go towards supporting the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
BYO Supper. Alcohol and soft drink sold at the premises. Great prizes and games plus a raffle on the night.
Get behind this fantastic cause and help make a real difference to the lives of many through the incredible work of the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
Tickets: $25 per head | To book visit the Eventbrite website here.
For more information and all enquiries please visit the Eventbrite website.
What: Quiz Night Fundraiser | Supporting Harry Vidal’s horse-led trek across Australia
When: Friday 20 October 2017 | 7pm – 11.30pm
Where: European Function Centre | 2 Chief Street, Hindmarsh
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