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Trekker aims to end avoidable blindness

Chloe FraserBusselton Dunsborough Times
West Busselton woman Tracey Shooter will walk 60km along the Mornington Peninsula to raise funds for The Fred Hollows Foundation.
Camera IconWest Busselton woman Tracey Shooter will walk 60km along the Mornington Peninsula to raise funds for The Fred Hollows Foundation. Credit: Chloe Fraser

West Busselton’s Tracey Shooter is set to join the fight to end avoidable blindness when she takes part in a 60km trek along the Mornington Peninsula to raise funds for The Fred Hollows Foundation.

Ms Shooter and her team, Sunny Sandgropers, will join about 2000 trekkers in the fourth annual Wild Women On Top Melbourne Coastrek on Friday, May 25.

Trekkers will walk 60km along the Mornington Peninsula from Cape Schanck to the finish line at Point Nepean, raising vital funds to help restore sight to some of the world’s poorest people along the way.

“The Fred Hollows Founda-tion is such a great cause because it changes so many people’s lives,” Ms Shooter said. She said she had been hiking the Cape to Cape Track in preparation for the trek, but she was anxious about the terrains she might face.

The team have already raised about $2400 for the cause, adding to the event’s overall goal of $1.8 million for The Fred Hollows Foundation.

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