We are constantly humbled by the support we receive from the community. In June, we were contacted by Trinity Mattocks who let us know that she was walking from Cooktown, Queensland to Healesville, Victoria to raise money for Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital. The National Trail is Australia’s premier long-distance trekking route and stretches an incredible 5330 kilometres along the entire length of Australia’s eastern seaboard. The Trail links stock routes, bush tracks, fire trails and surveyed roads along the Great Dividing Range.
Alongside the Australian Trail Horse Riders Association, legendary Australian bushman and bootmaker R.M. Williams created the Trail where walkers, horse riders, cyclists and animal packers could experience the lifestyle of drovers who once frequented Australia’s stock routes.
Trinity recently crossed the Queensland border and has now passed the halfway mark. We we thrilled when she dropped by to see us. We were also deeply moved that she had raised over $5000 for our veterinary work saving sick, injured and orphaned wildlife. Here’s Trinity on why she is undertaking this epic journey:
“Our native wildlife bring this country to life whether it be from our backyards to the outback, the kitchen window to the coastline or our verandahs to the creek. They paint our outdoor adventures (whatever shape or form) with scenes of colour, sounds & character. This wildlife hospital, its patients, its workers, means so much to me!”
The feeling is mutual Trinity. Your generosity, determination and spirit are truly inspirational. Thank you from all of us.