Business

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.

Topics:  mount everest




Brisbane crime spree ends with new life in Rockhampton

Nathan William Britt

23-year-old wants to relocate to Rocky when released

Artist wins CQU award for second time

AWARD WINNING: Coowonga artist Peta Lloyd won the inaugural CQU Creates prize for her merged work Tree, bird, book. Photo Contributed

Artist wins award for works depicting amalgamation impact

Game promises to be a clash of the titans

ON COURT: Brothers Crimson centre Ashleigh Whooley.

Clash of titans match turned into one-sided story

Latest deals and offers

SIXTY MILES AHEAD sign with Eclipse Records, prepare new album 'Insanity'

Sixty Miles Ahead sign with Eclipse. Photo Contributed

Sixty Miles Ahead to release new album on Eclipse

Thy Art Is Murder are killing it

See Thy Art is Murder on their killer tour happening right now. Photo Contributed

We talk with Thy Art is Murder about touring, babies, and new music

Date announced for Prince tribute concert

A Prince tribute concert will take place later this year

Matt Damon is taking a break from acting

Matt Damon is taking a break to spend time with his family

Police foiled terrifying 1m plot to kidnap Katie Price

Police foiled a £1 million plot to kidnap Katie Price and her family

Kristen Bell's baby confession

Kristen Bell once pretended to be asleep when her baby woke up early

Queensland's $1 town goes under the hammer today

The township of Yelarbon is up for sale.

Unprecedented auction of town's business centre with no reserve

Work starts on $15M Caloundra apartment building

Turning the first sod at the Aqua View Apartments site in Kings Beach are (from left) husband-and-wife developers Alex Yuan and Stella Sun with construction company Tomkins director Mike Tomkins and Councillor Tim Dwyer.

Developers excited about addition to Kings Beach skyline

Iconic Denison St building sold for close to $1M

The Swan Hotel building in Denison St.

ONE of Rockhampton’s most iconic buildings has been sold

Unique Rockhampton bar hits the market

HOT PROPERTY: Cuban themed bar Chango Chango is up for sale.

Popular Rocky bar hits the market.

72-year-old Coast developer set to start new project

GREEN LIGHT: The Cosmopolitan has been approved for development at Cotton Tree.

Meet the Canberran set to deliver another chapter for Coast suburb

Plans revealed for 1500-lot 'master-planned community'

Precinct will be bounded by Boundary St and Shoesmith Rd