Sally Burgoyne

Location: Melbourne

What is your link to ERFA? I became involved with ERFA after participating in their Gone Fishing programme in October 2014.  I loved the work they did in Kenya and wanted to become involved.  I have since become a member of the Victoria Chapter of ERFA, and have done a second trip to Kenya in 2016, as well as helped organise the Mary Rice Ladies lunch in Melbourne and a regular attendee at the 500 Supporters lunch in Melbourne.

Why are you participating in Gone Trekking? Because I’m a bit mad!!  I love the idea of the challenge and that I have a voice to help raise funds for ERFA.  It’s another opportunity to be a part of the Foundation and experience more of their programmes.  The thought of walking Kokoda is both terrifying and exhilarating, because it’s notoriously hard both mentally and physically, but being able to do it with a group of like-minded people will be awesome.

How has your experience been so far? I’m enjoying the challenge so far, and am looking forward to the point where walking up a hill will be a breeze (haha).  I’m seeing my fitness improving, but know I have a long way to go before I can conquer that track.  Finding the time to fit in training is tricky with full time work & family, but I am being encouraged by friends and family to keep going.