The Bo Children’s Hospital expresses their sincere gratitude to the boys at Scotch College who raised $53,056.00 in their recent 24 Hour Hike. The 24 Hour Hike has been an annual event of Scotch College since 1965. The purpose of the hike is to raise money for charity. To this end, each participant collects sponsors who promise to pay money based on the distance that the participant walks, jogs, runs or crawls around unfamiliar bush tracks in a 24 hour period. Base Camp is the command centre of the hike and provides continuous hot food, covered space for hike administration, covered space for the storage of spare clothing and for students to rest or sleep between loops and staff sleeping facilities. Boys walk in groups of 2-4 around loops of varying distances (5-50 km) that start and finish at Base Camp and are not permitted to do the same loop twice. On the completion of each loop the group the participants may eat, rest and reform new groups before setting out again. The hike is capped at 120 students from years 9-12.
The funds will be used to purchase a bus, 2 motorbikes and update the Laboratory with new laboratory equipment.