Two of our intrepid young Police Legatees, Holly and Mackenzie, spent twelve days over the Easter break hiking the wilds of Tharwa, in the ACT, as part of the Outward Bound Navigator Course. The girls had to contend with challenging conditions, with temperatures getting down to freezing overnight, and found themselves one night in the cold and the rain having forgotten to pick up their tent pegs, but they made it through and came out the other side much stronger for the experience. They both discovered their strength and resilience while trekking through the wilderness, and tell us that it really made them appreciate how good they have it at home!
The Navigator course is designed to improve confidence and personal motivation, and it seems like it did just that for Holly and Mackenzie. We are able to send young legatees on the course thanks to the generosity of Catherine Burn APM, who was awarded Telstra Businesswoman of the Year in 2011, and donated her prize money to enhance young legatees’ life experiences.
After completing the trek, Community Support Manager Leisa Doherty took the girls to meet Catherine (with a brief stop for a little KFC love beforehand), and they were able to discuss their experiences with her, which they did with much animation. Congratulations Holly & Mackenzie, we’re proud of you!