Hike for the Thin Blue Line To Help Blue Ribbon Foundation

Packed and ready: Vincent Cotronea, Tarryn McDonald and Kevin Shea will take on the 210km Goldfields Track from December 3 to raise awareness and funds for police hardship. Picture: Dylan Burns
Packed and ready: Vincent Cotronea, Tarryn McDonald and Kevin Shea will take on the 210km Goldfields Track from December 3 to raise awareness and funds for police hardship. Picture: Dylan Burns
Trekking 210km from Buninyong to Bendigo might seem like an extreme way to make a point.

But for three young people passionate about the hardships undergone by police officers, it will be an easy trip to make in comparison.

Vincent Cotronea, 24 and Kevin Shea, 30, both from Bacchus Marsh will be joined by Tarryn McDonald, 25 from Hoppers Crossing when they make the trek of a lifetime starting December 3.

They plan to walk about 30km each day along the Goldfields Track, originally called the Great Dividing Trail, until they arrive in Bendigo, an expedition they anticipate will take about eight days.

The trio is aiming to raise awareness of the stressful duties suffered by police officers and raise money for the Police Blue Ribbon Foundation.

Mr Cotronea said the group would move through bushland along the Yarrowee and townships including Buninyong, Ballarat, Creswick and Daylesford.

Each police station along the way is offering their support with posters and fundraising for the group’s hike, which they have named Hike for the Thin Blue Line.

Read more in The Courier.

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