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Teen duo set for new heights in Everest trek

THE CLIMB: Two teens will be scaling towards great heights thanks to the generous donations of local businesses. If you would like to make a contribution go to http://www.cqhealthhub.qld.gov.au.
THE CLIMB: Two teens will be scaling towards great heights thanks to the generous donations of local businesses. If you would like to make a contribution go to http://www.cqhealthhub.qld.gov.au. STR AFP PHOTOCOURTESY OF PEMBA DORJE SHERPAFILES

IT'S the opportunity of a lifetime for two local teens and one local businessman has given them a leg up.

Kele Property Group director John Kele has generously donated $1000 to the Everest Trek initiative which will see two Central Queensland medical professionals and the two teens from challenged backgrounds make the trip to Everest Base Camp.

The aim of the trek is to campaign for a healthier lifestyle and reduce the risk of chronic disease.

Mr Kele said he thought this program was a great initiative for young people in the area which is why he wanted to support the idea.

"It's going to help two local kids experience a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity," he said.

"Something like this can change someone's life and these youth programs are very important in the community. It's all about changing the lives of our youth and I congratulate the organisers for putting this great human challenge and initiative together.

"It would be great if this could be something that would happen annually so hopefully they get a lot of community support."

CQ Hospital and Health Service chief executive Len Richards is one of the escorts of the trip and said he was thrilled with the support received already.

"This trek is really about showing our community what you can achieve if you put your mind to it and inspiring people to make a change in their lifestyle for the better," Mr Richards said.

"It's also about giving two local teenagers the opportunity, and challenge, of a lifetime and in doing so creating healthy ambassadors in our community for the next generation."

FOLLOW TREK ONLINE

IF you want to follow the progress of the climb, exercise programs will be developed for the trekkers and published on the website. Their progress will also be mapped as they prepare for their journey, and during their trek. The community will be able to watch the progress and the challenge will be for everyone to try and match what they do. Please keep an eye on http://www.cqhealthhub.qld.gov.au for all information.

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