Intrepid Travel talked the talk and then literally walked the walk when staff travelled 42km by foot to raise funds for fighting human trafficking in Vietnam.
Friends and peers working in the tour operator’s head office put on a pair of sneakers this week to complete the 42km fundraising journey, which is the equivalent of walking from Sydney Airport to North Sydney THREE TIMES.
The challenging trek was well worth the journey as the group raised some $80,631 for Intrepid Foundation’s partner, Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation. This was $30,000 more than their original target thanks to The Intrepid Foundation that matched each participant’s fundraising donation dollar-for-dollar.
Well done Darrell Wade, Emily Kratzmann, Alisia Bufano, Patrick O’Neill, Jane Kahler, Michelle Beveridge, Linda Lai and the 63 other walkers.
The Intrepid Foundation has now raised $367,052 in total since 2007 for Blue Dragon. The money is used to assist Blue Dragon’s work with the Vietnamese government to fight the causes of human trafficking and to rescue victims of human trafficking in Vietnam.
Part of the NGO is to also reunte children with their families, educate them, provide them with nutritious meals and safe shelter and offer them the love and support they desperately need.
To date, Blue Dragon has helped rescue more than 781 victims of trafficking.
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Join us in congratulating the Intrepid Travel team on their charitable achievement.
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