Rainbow Trek 2012 for New Sight Congo
Introducing Rainbow Trek • An annual event organized by Year 13 Students of Island School • Compulsory for Year 12 and Year 13 students to participate in this trek • Rainbow Trek used to support Rainbow Project for the past seven years (a project that helps autistic children) • After reading about New Sight Congo, members of the organizing committee of Rainbow Trek reached out to us. • This year, the proceeds of Rainbow Trek will support a New Charity: New Sight Congo
Updates from Congo: • Joyce is in the process of setting up an eye clinic within Pioneer Christian Hospital, a well-established non-profit making hospital in the north of Congo • Dual identities: A missionary too! She is also spreading the gospel by hosting Sunday school and Sunday services. • At the moment, Joyce is still working hard at securing funding, equipment, medication and other consumable surgical items and optical aids for her clinic.
The trek: Hong Kong Trail • One of the most established hiking trails of Hong Kong • The whole trail runs from The Peak to Pok Fu Lam Reservoir • The trail is divided to 8 sections, with road marks placed every 500 meters • Participants will try to complete sections 1 to 4, covering a distance of 25 km.
Logistics: • The trek is open to students from S4 to S6. • Role of younger girls from S1 to S3: as supporters or fundraisers! • Each team consists of 4-6 trekkers, and a maximum of 4 supporters/fundraisers. Each team should start and complete the trek as a team. A group leader should be elected from each team to act as the contact person. Each team is assigned a tracker. The tracker will call up each team every hour to check on their progress and whereabouts. • The minimum fundraising amount for each team is 2,500 HKD. • Team members should all try their best to fundraise from their friends and family.
The Dates Training Session: Saturday 13th October Assemble at 8:15 am at the entrance of Hong Kong Parkview, No. 88 Tai Tam Reservoir Road Repulse Bay, Hong Kong Try trekking sections 5-8, the tougher 25 km! The Rainbow Trek: Saturday 10th November Assemble at 8:15 am at the fountain at Peak Galleria Participants are strongly recommended to attend the training session.
Other important information • Bottles of water will be provided on the actual day of the trek • Lunch boxes will also be provided at the end of section 4 on the actual day of the trek • 3 trophies: Fastest Team, Team with Best Costume, and Team That Raises The Most Money
Three required documents: 1) Team Entry Form 2) Sponsorship Form 3) Training walk Letter If you are interested in joining, please fill in the forms by 5th October, 2012 (Friday), and hand it in to Mrs B Wong. To-do Checklist: