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WE DID IT! Amy and Ben have been left speechless after #INSPIRENIGHT and raising $50,000 for Seed Foundation Australia. Thank you from the depths of our hearts. What a kick ass night!! P.S. how good is this photo booth?! Huge thanks to Tee from OutWest Photobooths. Have an event coming up? You NEED a photo booth there!
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How are you spending your Saturday night? We're sitting around our very own Amfx MetalArt ANZAC Fire Pit listening to Benny Walker getting excited for Inspire Night! You'll be listening to Benny for yourself if you come along on Tuesday and you might be lucky enough to take home a pit just like this too! Grab your tickets from http://bit.ly/ChOPiN Seed Foundation Australia AUM PR + MGMT
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Congratulations to our co-founder @benpettingill who conquered the @eurekaclimb for @interplastanz alongside these other familiar Australian faces. We couldn't think of anything better to do on a 30 degree day in Melbourne 😉 proud of you, Ben!
#challenge #purpose #charity #event #stairs #climb #proud #inspired

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Challenge On Purpose is with Steve Palise and 7 others in Kokoda.
October 1

We're back to reality (just) and still wondering how we got through the gruelling Papua New Guinean Jungle in 7 days and can say that we loved what was both heaven and hell?!
We have a feeling that it was a combination of Ian and Matt from On Track Expeditions, our fellow incredible trekkers, Alex, Steve, Adrian and Andrew, plus our amazing local porters and the higher purpose of challenging ourselves in the name of Seed Foundation Australia. These things combined were an unstoppable force and together, WE DID IT!
Thank you to everyone who in one way or another supported each and every one of us. What an adventure it was!
Watch this space for our return to PNG, next time taking a group of challengers on purpose with us 😱 we'll let you in on our next adventure as soon as we know ☺️

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DAY SEVEN ON THE TRACK!

We did it! We've reached Kokoda and completed the Kokoda Track. 96km (as the crow flies...so more like 130km) done and dusted of the Papua New Guinean Jungle.

Today we experienced a moving Dawn service at the Isurava Memorial. At Isurava we heard how the 2/14th Infantry Battalion of the AIF joined the beleaguered 39th in the fight against the Japanese. The breathtaking Isurava Memorial is testament to the courage, endurance, mateship and sacrifice of t...he diggers. We then descended the western ridge of the Eora Creek Valley, passing through the fields of choko vines to the village of Deniki. From here it is just a short descent into the Yodda Valley, though the rubber plantations to the village of Kokoda and the end of the track. We're spending the night at Kokoda breathing sighs of relief and reflecting on what we have all accomplished.

It's not too late to donate. Your support for our trip will allow Seed Foundation Australia​ to provide education and career pathways into the health sector for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Youth. Their work is fantastic and we are honoured to be trekking for them. You can donate via the link below:

www.challengeonpurpose.org/donate

Ben Pettingill Amy Savage Ben Pettingill Andrew Marcello Morello Adrian Butera Alex Ung Steve Palise Ian Lumb Andrew Morello

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DAY SIX ON THE TRACK!

We're on the home stretch now! After today, there is only one more day of trekking. Phew!

Today we passed through Eora Creek village. Now abandoned, the wartime village was a regimental aid post during the Australian withdrawal, made famous by footage from Damien Parer’s Academy-Award winning documentary ‘Kokoda Front Line’. Several months later, during the Australian advance, Eora Creek was the site of a fierce battle that marked the Japanese last stand... in the ranges. In the afternoon we crossed Eora Creek, pass through the village of Alola and make camp at the Isurava Memorial Site.

Track our journey LIVE via On Track Expeditions website by clicking the link below and selecting trip 'Seed Foundation 2017'.

http://www.ontrackexpeditions.net/trackatrip

And remember, it's not too late to donate. Your support for our trip will allow Seed Foundation Australia to provide education and career pathways into the health sector for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Youth. Their work is fantastic and we are honoured to be trekking for them. You can donate via the link below:

www.challengeonpurpose.org/donate

Ben Pettingill Amy Savage Ben Pettingill Adrian Butera Alex Ung Andrew Marcello Morello Steve Palise Ian Lumb Andrew Morello

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DAY FIVE ON THE TRACK!

We're over half way! No doubt missing our loved ones and questioning why on earth we decided to take on this challenge?! Then we're reminded...to better the lives of future Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth and to honour the soldiers who fought the life we live today and for all of the tomorrows.

Today we've made our way up and over Mount Bellamy, the highest part of the track with an altitude of 2100 meters. In this area we saw some of the tr...ack’s more interesting geographical features: the high altitude ‘moss forests’ and the Myola Lakes, huge dry lakebeds that served as important dropping grounds for Australian supplies. We've make camp at Templeton’s Crossing, named after ‘Uncle’ Sam Templeton, Captain of B Company 39th Battalion, a popular and courageous officer who lost his life in the early stages of the battle.

Track our journey LIVE via On Track Expeditions website by clicking the link below and selecting trip 'Seed Foundation 2017'.

http://www.ontrackexpeditions.net/trackatrip

And remember, it's not too late to donate. Your support for our trip will allow Seed Foundation Australia to provide education and career pathways into the health sector for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Youth. Their work is fantastic and we are honoured to be trekking for them. You can donate via the link below:

www.challengeonpurpose.org/donate

Ben Pettingill Amy Savage Ben Pettingill Andrew Marcello Morello Adrian Butera Alex Ung Steve Palise Andrew Morello Ian Lumb

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DAY FOUR ON THE TRACK!

Four days in...four to go!

Today we've ascended Brigade Hill, the site of one of the most famous battles of the campaign. It was here that a night-time Japanese flanking manoeuvre saw Brigadier Potts cut off from the three Battalions under his command. The 2/14th and 2/16th Battalions managed to regain the Australian lines, but the 2/27th Battalion, having been in the battle for only one day, became lost in the jungle for three arduous weeks before fina...lly re-emerging in the foothills near Port Moresby. We've passed through the village of Efogi before making camp at Naduri

Track our journey LIVE via On Track Expeditions website by clicking the link below and selecting trip 'Seed Foundation 2017'.

http://www.ontrackexpeditions.net/trackatrip

And remember, it's not too late to donate. Your support for our trip will allow Seed Foundation Australia to provide education and career pathways into the health sector for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Youth. Their work is fantastic and we are honoured to be trekking for them. You can donate via the link below:

www.challengeonpurpose.org/donate

Ben Pettingill Amy Savage Ben Pettingill Adrian Butera Alex Ung Steve Palise Andrew Marcello Morello Andrew Morello Ian Lumb

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DAY THREE ON THE TRACK!

Is it really only day three?! I wonder if we're kinda, sorta loving it despite the pain, mud and rain?

Today we've made our way through the Brown River Valley, where the main crossing provides the most pleasant swimming hole on the track. The heat will have had us hanging out for this! We then climbed up and over ‘the Wall’ to Menari, one of the largest villages in the Range.

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Track our journey LIVE via On Track Expeditions website by clicking the link below and selecting trip 'Seed Foundation 2017'.

http://www.ontrackexpeditions.net/trackatrip

And remember, it's not too late to donate. Your support for our trip will allow Seed Foundation Australia to provide education and career pathways into the health sector for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Youth. Their work is fantastic and we are honoured to be trekking for them. You can donate via the link below:

www.challengeonpurpose.org/donate

Ben Pettingill Amy Savage Ben Pettingill Andrew Marcello Morello Adrian Butera Alex Ung Steve Palise Ian Lumb Andrew Morello

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DAY TWO ON THE TRACK!

Our muscles will be aching and our body in a bit of shock after our first night in the jungle...but we must push through!
Today we climb to the top of Ioribaiwa Ridge. It was here that the Japanese were forced to retreat through exhaustion and starvation, despite being within sight of the ocean and the lights of Port Moresby, their ultimate goal. After crossing Ofi Creek we've made camp at the village of Nauro, perched on a hillside in the Maguli Range.

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Track our journey LIVE via On Track Expeditions website by clicking the link below and selecting trip 'Seed Foundation 2017'.

http://www.ontrackexpeditions.net/trackatrip

And remember, it's not too late to donate. Your support for our trip will allow Seed Foundation Australia to provide education and career pathways into the health sector for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Youth. Their work is fantastic and we are honoured to be trekking for them. You can donate via the link below:

www.challengeonpurpose.org/donate

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This is why we're stoked to be guided through the Papua New Guinean jungle by the team at On Track Expeditions...they're fun, friendly and full of knowledge! Operations Managers, Bobby and Ian, had a blast at #INSPIRENIGHT in the awesome photo booth thanks to OutWest Photobooths! can't you tell?!

Have you checked out your GIF, boomerang or photo in the photo booth from #INSPIRENIGHT? Find them here: https://events.getsnappic.com/gallery/P32g4

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Relive Inspire Night - Charity Cocktail Party with these awesome photos thanks to J.Ish Entertainment! What an awesome night!
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Seed Foundation Australia Amy Savage Ben Pettingill Benny Walker AUM PR + MGMT Elizabeth Morello OutWest Photobooths Tee Kay Andrew Marcello Morello Andrew Morello Michael Gleadow Rhonda Renwick Misty Jenkins Ben Pettingill On Track Expeditions

Challenge On Purpose added 89 new photos from September 4 to the album: Inspire Night 2017 — with Seed Foundation Australia and 4 others at Maia Docklands.
September 4

Congratulations to Blair Lambert who was the winning bidder on the most anticipated auction item at #INSPIRENIGHT...the 99 Psycho Clowns Southern 80 race boat experience! Huge thanks to Dan and Jess from 99 Psycho Clowns for being so generous and supportive and allowing Blair to have this experience of a lifetime! Can't wait to see you fly past at 120mph, Blair!

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WE DID IT! Amy and Ben have been left speechless after #INSPIRENIGHT and raising $50,000 for Seed Foundation Australia. Thank you from the depths of our hearts. What a kick ass night!!
P.S. how good is this photo booth?! Huge thanks to Tee from OutWest Photobooths. Have an event coming up? You NEED a photo booth there!

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Challenge On Purpose added 89 new photos from September 4 — with Seed Foundation Australia and 4 others at Maia Docklands.
September 4