I have been involved in the Humpty Dumpty Foundation for a long time. My three children have all used medical equipment that had a little yellow badge on it saying “Donated by…” some company or person I have never heard of. But that’s another blog!
So each year I run a charity ball – www.nbcharityball.com.au – and I love organising them. But a ball takes a lot of organising for a relatively small return. I guess when the charity is so close to your heart, it becomes an addictive drug. I want to help more children, and more, and more.
So one day in my office, I was chatting to a friend about some sort of sporting event for charity. We spoke about doing some sort of expedition. Since reading about the Kokoda Trail, I have been keen to give it a go for the Foundation. However, two things have stopped me signing up for it – the first is that I have 3 young children. If I tackle the trail I want my wife to do it with me, and while the kids are just too young to be without mum and dad for 8 or 9 days! The second is that I hurt my back this year!