Rob and Sandra's #team_nisient fundraising page
I’m participating in this trek to raise funds and awareness for Endeavour Foundation who help to provide opportunities for people with intellectual disability to live their best life and realise their dreams.
- One in five people have some form of disability
- Over 35% of 8.9 million households include a person with a disability
- Every two hours a child is diagnosed with an intellectual disability
Please help me to help Endeavour Foundation change the lives of some of our most marginalised and vulnerable Australians by giving whatever you can.
Take it one step further and spread the word by sharing my page with your friends and family.
Thank you- your generosity means such a lot.
An Honest Approach To Fund Raising.Thursday 17th Jun
I would love to say that training is on schedule….. but I am struggling when life commitments get in the way…. And the last few weeks have been crazy!!
A dear friend of mine said to me the other day that my ‘big girl pants’ are in need of a dry-clean and I have to agree with them since I can count only 3 days off this year.
So, I joined a gym and did my first workout in 10 years this morning. Wowzers… tis was gooood. Tied but good.
So now for your part…. I would LOOOOOOVE some motivation to keep going. Your support for people living with intellectual disabilities will go along way to investing in the Thrive Hub and with the added benefit of showing your support for my work-outs.
The stair master set on level 7 is a killer.
So if you really want to see this big girl wearing her big girl pants and not passing out after 5 mins (perhaps I could take it to a level 8… or even 9!)…. Dig deep… I may even post a photo of me in my sexy hiking books, carrying a weighted pack in the middle of a really awesome gym….. for a price.
A bit better terrain to train on, but certainly no ducksSaturday 29th May
It’s a Lonely Road to LarapintaSaturday 22nd May
It is a long and lonely roadSaturday 8th May
There are people here that will benefit from the Thrive Hub and your contribution will help us bring this important technology one step closer to reality for those people living with intellectual disabilities.
Come walk the journey with us. You will be amazed at how you will feel like you are surrounded by family and doing this for your community.
Love Love Love this place.
The challenge of LarapintaSaturday 1st May
So the little graph on the bottom of that image is the elevation profile for the Larapinta Trail. The scale doesn’t do it justice, especially that last little kick at the end where there’s an 800m elevation gain in the day! Up and down just over 7km over the length. We’ve been told the views at the end make the effort worthwhile. We’ll have to let you know on that.
What is worthwhile though by far is the cause that we are doing this for. The Endeavour Foundation Thrive Hub will significantly improve the quality of life of people living with disability, providing them an online, always available and accessible source of quality information and tools to assist them in their day to day living. Every dollar we raise through your support will go to help fund the expansion of this technology program and make it available to more than 4,000 people across Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria.
We went for a walk.Tuesday 20th Apr
It is all fun and games until you realise that “introductory” and “family friendly” meant slippery rocks, vertical descents, climbing (not hiking) and plenty of going downhills on your bum.
Not that I intended to spend allot of time on my rear end…. But gravity was convincing when combined with a healthy fear of falling. The view from the top was breathtaking but the steep climb up out of the Grand Canyon made me realise that that I am in desperate need of some weight training if I am going to survive the Larapinta Trail. Share
Where Does My Money Go?Wednesday 17th Feb
We are trekking the Larapinta Trail with one thing in mind. To Raise money for technology investment into the Thrive Hub.
I think I'll go for a walkSaturday 23rd Jan
Imagine What's PossibleMonday 18th Jan
You may well be aware of the prize house tickets that are usually offered around the Sunshine Coast. Rob and I are taking our support one step further and have set an $9000 target to support people living with an intellectual disability.
The funds raised throughout the next 6 months will go toward the continued development of the Thrive Online Hub – an interactive portal for people with intellectual disability to stay active, engaged and connected no matter where they are or what their needs may be.
This resource was developed and initially launched in response to the initial lockdowns across the country, and has acted as a source of activity, engagement, and connection for people with intellectual disability of all ages and across multiple states.
Here, anyone with intellectual disability can access a wealth of health guides, activity plans, supported learning, and specially developed video learning modules covering cooking, fitness, gardening and much more. Upcoming additions to this learning platform will include essential life skills such as budgeting, hygiene, online safety, and social skills - paving the way for greater confidence and independence.
With help from you, this hub can grow further beyond the trial, to offer ever more programs, skills and forms of learning, all adapted to the changing world around us.
Together let us all join forces and give access to vital technology that we all take for granted.
Sandra and Rob
Thank you to my Sponsors
Guzman Y Gomez
Chucky And His Slaves
Rob Gillan & Sandra Roggeveen
Rob Gillan & Sandra Roggeveen