Team Nisient

Larapinta Adventure Challenge 2021

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. 

In Australia:

  • 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.

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Wednesday 17th Feb
Have you ever glossed over people's find raising efforts, kinda a little skeptical that you hard earned money is not going to anything useful?

We are trekking the Larapinta Trail with one thing in mind. To Raise money for technology investment into the Thrive Hub.

Click on the following link to hear all about the reason why this has been introduced directly from Stewart Koplick one of the Implementation specialists working on the project.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/626927641251959/permalink/772899379988117/

I think I'll go for a walk

Saturday 23rd Jan
Welcome to 2021.  Whilst the past 12 months have presented so many challenges both here and abroad, this year presents us with hope and opportunity.  Hope that we can establish our new normal and see the end of this global pandemic; hope we can focus on the recovery of this precious planet we call home; and opportunities to really care for our fellow man and really have each other's backs.
2020 has reminded us that life can change on a dime.  It has taught us that social connection and contact is something we both need and crave.  We've also seen technology facilitate our home, school and work lives when we can't be physically together, and the need for ongoing investment to facilitate this is paramount, especially for those people living with an intellectual disability.
The Endeavour Foundation is in it's 70th year this year; an independent, for purpose organisation established in 1951 with a vision to support people with an intellectual disability to live their best life.  One of the ways they raise funds is through activities like this year's Larapinta Adventure, which will raise much needed funds for the ongoing investment into the Thrive Online Hub providing information and tools for people with an intellectual disability that can be accessed from anywhere, any time.
Other than the shameless Monty Python reference in the title, what is this adventure you may ask.  In August this year, Sandra and I are going on a little walk, through some of the most amazing countryside right on our doorstep.  The Larapinta Trail is one of Australia's most spectacular treks through the West Mac Donnell Ranges in Central Australia, and for 7 days we are going to be hiking over 170km to help raise funds for this wonderful cause.
So now we need your help.  We've set ourselves a target of $9k, and we are unashamedly holding out the hat.  We are fortunate to work with some great customers and suppliers; partners we know share the same give back to the community mindset that we do.  Here's your chance to support us in furthering the work of this great foundation.

Imagine What's Possible

Monday 18th Jan
Each day that Rob and I are out on the Larapinta Trail will help your reset my mojo after all the events of 2020, while also redefining it for people with intellectual disability. By raising awareness and essential funds, this adventure will help to open up new worlds of possibility in the daily lives of people living in association to the Endeavour Foundation.
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.
Much Love
Sandra and Rob
#nisient

Thank you to my Sponsors

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Chucky And His Slaves

You guys are amazing. Wishing you a magical time in your preparation for this walk. Remember to wear those tow socks!

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Rob Gillan & Sandra Roggeveen

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Rob Gillan & Sandra Roggeveen