Kokoda Walk for Camp Quality
Senior Constable Jarrod Gibson undertook the monumental task of walking the Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea as not only a personal challenge, but also as a fundraising mission for Camp Quality Tasmania. Jarrod has long been associated with Camp Quality Tasmania and was personally committed to raise funds, through the Tasmania Police Charity Trust, to support their endeavours. Camp Quality Tasmania were assisting 126 children who were struggling with cancer related illnesses, at the time, and Jarrod was mindful of these children as he undertook his journey.
During the course of his fitness and fundraising campaign, Jarrod underwent a 9-hour treadmill marathon event held at, and supported by Hudson’s Coffee in Liverpool Street. The media event was a high visibility fundraising opportunity but also combined a training session to help Jarrod prepare for the arduous 9-day Kokoda Trek, which he completed in July 2010.
The Tasmania Police Charity Trust supported Jarrod’s endeavours by helping promote his cause, provide administrative support throughout his fundraising campaign, and also by extending financial sponsorship to kickstart his campaign.
$2,146.25 was raised through Senior Constable Jarrod Gibson’s achievements. Acting Commissioner Hine conducted a formal cheque handover to Camp Quality Tasmania on 13 September 2010. At the same time, the Acting Commissioner extended appreciation to Senior Constable Gibson for his initiative, drive and determination to commit to this challenge. Jarrod received a Certificate of Appreciation.
The Tasmania Police Charity Trust applaud Jarrod for undertaking this memorable, gruelling and life-changing journey.