Ten Peak Challenge


In one of the more unique challenges a group of Centacare fundraisers will attempt to climb the ten highest Australian mountains in one day in January 2014. Another group have set themselves the task of completing the challenge over three days. The 10 Peak Challenge will support Centacare’s work of providing respite care for young people with an intellectual disability. The ten highest peaks are in the Charlottes Pass to Thredbo region of the Kosciusko National Park, ranging from Carruthers Peak at 2145 metres to Mount Kosciuszko at 2228. While only a few of the mountains pose any climbing difficulties the greatest challenges lie in the distance to be covered, over 60k, and the navigational problems in finding paths to some of the rarely visited peaks.

A team of 30 plus support crew will travel to Thredbo for the week of January 5th to 12th to plan and carry out the challenge. One team member, Peter Hart, has set himself the extraordinary challenge of climbing the top 12 mountains on the date of his 70th Birthday which falls in that week.TenPeak

Donations to Centacare’s Auricht House can be made at the team’s website;  https://give.everydayhero.com/au/centacare-top-10-australian-peaks-challenge  Anyone interested in more information about the 10 Peak challenge, or perhaps about Centacare’s next Kokoda Challenge, can contact Bernie Victory at Centacare on 82108200

Pauline Connelly Awarded Papal Honours

Archbishop Wilson has announced that our Assistant Director Pauline Connelly has been made a “Dame of the Order of St Gregory the Great”.Pauline Connelly

Archbishop Wilson also announced that businessman Graham Spurling has been made a Knight of the Order of St Gregory the Great while Dr Krista Maier would also be made a Dame. He said the awarding of the ancient title was “rare” and on this occasion was particularly significant because they were the first to be granted by Pope Francis.

“The honours acknowledge .. extraordinary Christian leadership,” Archbishop Wilson said.

“Pauline Connelly is one of the most distinguished lay women in the Archdiocese of Adelaide,” Archbishop Wilson said.

Pauline Connelly is highly regarded for her support for migrant and refugees and members of the Aboriginal community as well as for her involvement in developing child protection policies and procedures, and cultural awareness training for counsellors.

The honour signed by Pope Francis will be presented by Archbishop Wilson later in the year.

We offer our congratulations to Pauline for this significant and well deserved honour.

Click the link below for the Press Release:
Papal Honours Press Release

Assistant Director Receives NAIDOC Award

Centacare congratulates Assistant Director Pauline Connelly who was presented with a NAIDOC (National Aboriginies and Islanders Day Observance Committee) Community Service award for her continued support of the clients and staff of the Otherway Centre at a special ceremony held Sunday 7th July 2013.

The award was presented by the Chair of the Otherway Centre Board and NATSICC council member John Lochowiak, and Frances Bedford MP.

Pauline’s role with the Otherway centre has continued for more than 7 years and is another reflection of her passion for and commitment to reconcilliation.

Centacare Adelaide

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