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Mt Kosciuszko beckons for cerebral palsy fundraiser

Peter Wilson, an Adaminaby local with cerebral palsy, is preparing to conquer Mount Kosciuszko to raise money and awareness for his disability with Wilson and 11 supporters taking on the 13km trek to the mountain’s summit on December 5.

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“I hope to shine a light on ability rather than disability for others who may be on a similar journey to me,” Wilson said.

“Three years ago, I would have never thought this possible but thanks to my incredible network, from my physio, sports physiologist, supporters and sponsors like Arborvitae Health and Wellbeing, I know this is a challenge I can meet.”

The climb, dubbed Pete’s Kosciuszko Challenge, has gained strong support from locals and businesses.

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Arborvitae Health and Wellbeing director, Brendan Howell, said the company is proud to assist Pete in this endeavour and support awareness for cerebral palsy. “Donations to this initiative will have a lasting impact on the community by helping to fund ongoing support services, as well as leading international research into treatment and prevention options,” he said.

“Pete is living proof of the Australian fighting spirit. It’s inspiring stories like his that motivate the Arborvitae team to continue to look for new ways to help those living with joint pain and support our local communities.”

For more information or to support Pete’s Challenge go to: https://cpfundraising.org.au/fundraisers/petes-kosciuszko-climb/donate?fbclid=IwAR1UFqt-J3fFVq_hjrLuKG9vO6jiscmYKdHMbcAy0hI3cEIn95dyMM2LpcA