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Husky Triathlon - achieving our potential

Supporting Outward Bound Australia

Outward Bound Australia

Australian Outward Bound Development Fund Appeal

Dear friends and colleagues

Outward Bound was established 80 years ago in the depths of World War II to help build resilience and self-confidence, instil values of compassion and service and promote teamwork. Outward Bound Australia was established 15 years later in 1956 and it is one of 38 schools operating in 35 different countries around the world.

Outward Bound's core belief is that "There is more in all of us than we know. If only we can be brought to realise this, we may never again be prepared to settle for anything less."

I was fortunate to complete an Outward Bound course in my late teens. It has had, and continues to have, a profound influence on my life.

Outward Bound Australia has faced its own challenges over the last 15 months, first with the devastating bushfires over the summer of 2019/20 and then having to close operations during 2020 because of COVID-19 restrictions.  However, the social needs Outward Bound addresses, and the benefits of its programs, are more relevant now than ever before.

This year I am seeking sponsorship of my participation in the Husky Triathlon on 27 February to support Outward Bound Australia. (I am participating in the Sprint event – 750m swim, 20km ride and 5km run). I have made a seed donation of $5,000 and I am aiming, with your support, to raise a multiple of that to support fund OBA’s programs for indigenous youth.

Having served on the board of OBA for 12 years up until the end of 2019, I am proud to continue my involvement with the Outward Bound movement by serving on the board of Outward Bound International.

You can read more about OBA here   And here is a link to OBI’s Global Impact Report for 2020

All donations are tax-deductible.

Thank you for your consideration and support.

Kind Regards,


Help to reach the goal of $50,000

$38,505 raised

Time left

Ends on 30/06/2021 at 5:00 PM

Donations Received

Logo Photo Campbell Hudson
Best wishes for these excellent pursuits John. Regards, Campbell
Logo Photo Belinda Gibson
Logo Photo Tim Church
Logo Photo Narelle Hooper
What a great effort so far for OB. All the best
Logo Photo Kathy White
Logo Photo Peter Duffy
Logo Photo Jenni Bonnitcha
Logo Photo Tony O'Sullivan
Logo Photo Annika Romeyn
well done John, a great cause!
Logo Photo Henriette Rothschild
Congratulations John- impressive effort!
Logo Photo Catherine Kelly
Congratulations John
Logo Photo Prudence Bennett
Well done John.
Logo Photo John Edstein
Logo Photo Dominic Meagher
Well done John
Logo Photo Deidre Willmott
Logo Photo Jennifer Hill
Logo Photo VInce DI CHIARA
Well done John
Logo Photo Jacqueline Milne
Congrats on the hard work!
Logo Photo Will Irving
Logo Photo Sally Derbyshire

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