Home in Place: Grow a Star New Zealand Trek 2024

PKF Sydney and Newcastle are thrilled to be a part of the incredible second fundraising trek led by Community Housing’s, Home in Place.

The six day, 50km adventure raises funds contributing to Home in Place’s youth mentoring and scholarship program, Grow a Star. Departing Christchurch on 16th April 2024 and finishing in Queenstown on the 22nd April 2024, participants will hike through New Zealands breathtaking landscapes including Lake Tekapo, Mount Cook, Wanaka and the famous Tasman Glacier.

PKF Sydney and Newcastle is delighted to be back for the second time to support Home in Place’s endeavors. Our two Partners, Clayton Hickey and Kym Reilly, share their decision to participate in the trek reflecting PKF’s commitment to making a meaningful impact in the community.

Clayton expresses his enthusiasm saying “We believe in the power of education and mentorship to transform lives. The Grow a Star program aligns perfectly with our values and we are honored to be a part of this journey to empower young minds and help them overcome challenges.”

Kym adds “Supporting initiatives like the Grow a Star trek allows us to channel our passion for adventure and philanthropy into a tangible effort. This event showcases the strength of unity and collective determination, something that resonates deeply with us.”

Home in Place Events and Partnerships Manager, Michelle Faithfull, is also an experienced trek leader. With six treks already under her belt, it will be her second time leading the group of like-minded individuals across the stunning Southern Alps of New Zealand.

In the words of Michelle “We are so excited to have PKF on board as sponsors this year and in particular having both Clayton and Kym signing up as participants. It’s important for us to have this financial support, as it ensures that all funds raised by participants will go directly to help disadvantaged youth in our region, to break the generational cycles and pursue their academic, sporting or creative ambitions.

It’s a medium level intensity trek, which means it’s open to a broad range of people with varying fitness levels. Sure, there will be physical challenges but it’s a team effort. Nobody gets left behind, we walk as a group and we take each day at a pace that everyone in the group can manage. Some people are intimidated by the fundraising side of things, but there is plenty of support on hand from Inspired Adventures.


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