Partnering with Harry Perkins Institute for a Successful Charity Trek - Over $10,000 Raised

At OTBT, we’re passionate about providing exceptional hiking experiences and contributing to the community, and our recent partnership with the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research for their Tough Trek series was no exception.

As the sun started to rise, a mix of excitement filled the air. Our dedicated hikers, who had spent the last few months raising over $10,000 for the Harry Perkins Institute, gathered to kick off the trek. The money raised will support vital research into some of Australia’s toughest diseases, including cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and rare genetic disorders. It’s incredible to think about the impact these funds will have, bringing hope to so many.

We began our trek with a gentle start in John Forrest National Park. The serene environment offered a moment of calm before the challenge. As we hit the single track of the Eagle View Trail, the real adventure began. The weather was perfect, and the peaceful sounds of the bush made us feel miles away from civilisation, even though we were so close to it. This beautiful mix of nature and adventure is one of the things we feel makes OTBT treks so special.

Throughout the trek, our hikers kept up an impressive pace, their determination matched with smiles and lively chatter. The camaraderie was amazing, a true testament to the spirit of the event and the shared goal of supporting such a worthy cause. The last four kilometres were a gentle downhill, leading us to our finish line where a celebration awaited!

We were greeted with celebratory drinks and a well-deserved pizza picnic. It was the perfect end to an incredible day, filled with a sense of achievement and community.

We want to extend our heartfelt thanks to the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research for choosing us as their charity trek partner. Being part of such a meaningful cause was truly an honour, and we’re so grateful for the opportunity to contribute.

Partnering with the Harry Perkins Institute for their Tough Treks series was a big deal for us. Known for our expertise in one-day treks, our professionalism, and our inclusive approach, we were thrilled to be part of this initiative. 

“We decided to partner with Off the Beaten Track for these events due to their reputation in WA as being the leading/best company at hosting one-day treks as well as having achieved a number of recent awards and accolades for their professionalism and inclusion. We knew we were in safe hands.

Tracy was super easy to deal with, right from the confirmation of our partnership, right the way through to event day and beyond. She was always very responsive, provided me with all of the information and documentation that we required promptly and even helped us build the event website with useful photo and video content as well as event descriptions and mapping.

On the day of the event, Ashley and the team of guides from OTBT were organised, fun, professional and played a huge role in providing our fundraisers with the best possible experience to ensure they received the first class event experience that their fundraising efforts deserved, they even helped us to tidy up our post-event picnic!

Overall, I could not be happier with the Harry Perkins x OTBT partnership and look forward to running many more Perkins Tough Trek events in the future together.”

– John

Thank you to everyone who participated, donated, and supported this event. Your efforts and generosity are making a real difference. Here’s to many more adventures together!

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