Kokoda Trail 2024

By Matthew Carter

Matt and Anton are walking the Kokoda Trail and raising funds and awareness for bowel cancer and the Jodi Lee Foundation.

Matt and Anton (aka Carter and Woodsy) will be walking the Kokoda Trail in April 2024 and raising funds and awareness for the Jodi Lee Foundation. 

Carter and Woodsy are certified roof plumbers who have a passion for fitness and challenging themselves in every facet of their lives. Whether it is riding bikes, trekking, renovating, running after kids or hitting the gym, you can count on these two to push themselves to the limit. 

Their next challenge: The Kokoda Trail. A big bucket list item for them both, they are committed to making the most out of this experience and walking in memory of a loved one.  

Matt says: "I've been inspired by a family member who conquered Kokoda in 2007, but later battled bowel cancer." 

Anton says: "After losing my brother-in-law to cancer this year, it has inspired me to not wait around for the inevitable and kick some goals before I kick the bucket."

We are so grateful to Matt and Anton for committing to this incredible challenge, and raising funds and awareness for bowel cancer and the Jodi Lee Foundation. 

Any donation you can give, no matter how small, will help motivate Carter and Woodsy with their journey, and help the Jodi Lee Foundation to continue to raise awareness for the early detection and prevention of bowel cancer. 

Bowel cancer is Australia's second deadliest cancer, and leading cancer killer in 25-34 year olds, but it doesn't have to be. If detected early, up to 99% of bowel cancers can be successfully treated.  

Thank you for your support.

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My Updates

Update Training

Tuesday 12th Mar

Hello, fellow adventurers! It's time for a quick update on our journey as we gear up for the exciting trek that lies ahead. The recent heatwave in Adelaide has proven to be an unexpected ally, providing us with excellent conditions to simulate the challenging weather we might face during our upcoming expedition.

Our training regimen has been nothing short of intense, with walks ranging from 5kms to a whopping 30kms on weekends. The early morning starts, coupled with the scorching heat, have been crucial in preparing us for the demanding conditions that await. Carrying 15kgs in our 70-litre backpacks during each walk has become the norm, inching us closer to our target weight of 20kgs for the trek.

As we diligently check off the items on our packing list, we're thrilled to announce that 95% of our supplies have been secured and packed into our backpacks. The final few essentials are on their way, and the anticipation is building as we visualize ourselves conquering each step of the trail.

But our training doesn't stop there. Beyond the dusty tracks and under the scorching sun, we've been hitting the gym for personalized weight programs. Strengthening our core is paramount, especially since we've chosen to forgo the luxury of porters. The gym sessions are equipping us with the resilience and strength needed to carry the weight of our supplies and fulfill the challenges that lie ahead.

In the spirit of community support, we're excited to share a fantastic opportunity with you all. Our local Golden Grove Tavern, affectionately known as "The Grove," is extending a helping hand to our cause. During the entire month of March, they're offering a generous 10% of their schnitzels proceeds going towards our campaign.

So, if you're looking for a great meal and a chance to contribute to our adventure, be sure to drop by The Grove. Your support means the world to us, and we can't wait to share the tales of our journey with all of you.

Stay tuned for more updates as we inch closer to our grand adventure. Until then, lace up your boots and join us in spirit as we conquer each training session, one step at a time.

Thanks!!

Saturday 3rd Feb
We express our heartfelt gratitude for the love and support received from family, friends, and the incredible community. All contributions directly benefit the Jodie Lee Foundation, raising awareness and crucial funds for a cause dear to our hearts and many others. Anton and I are actively pursuing our bucket list goal, focusing on training and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Exciting news about upcoming events and raffles will be shared soon. Stay tuned for updates!

Step by Step - Training for the Kokoda

Friday 5th Jan
As the countdown to the on April 15th begins, the excitement is clear. This challenging trek not only promises breathtaking landscapes but also aims to make a meaningful impact through fundraising for the Jodie Lee Foundation. Lace up your hiking boots, because it’s time to embark on a journey of preparation and commitment.

Thank you to my Sponsors

$2.88k

Golden Grove Tavern

$369.25

Buildworth Constructions Pty Ltd.

Top work mate looks like you’re fit and ready. Enjoy every high and low!

$250

St George's Bakehouse

$201

Brad Beythien

Amazing mate all the best for your adventure

$189.90

Wmgc

Going to smash it boys! Well done

$105.50

Wife

$105.50

Wendy Beck

So proud of what you are doing Matt. Hope you have a safe and fulfilling experience.

$105.50

Helen

$105.50

Anonymous

Top work mate. Stay motivated and enjoy it!

$101

Baxter And Tara Elland

$100

Hickinbotham Staff

Great work!

$52.75

Ross Woods

$52.75

Anna Porter

$52.75

Robert Irving

$52.75

Peter Templeton

Good luck and have a great time

$52.75

Chelsea Halliday

Go get it you absolute legend 🫶🏽🫶🏽🫶🏽

$52.75

Lola & Olive Carter

$52.75

Felicity Beck

$52.75

Dannii And Jake Haklar

You’ve got this!!

$52.75

Harrison Macdonald

$52.75

Roosta And Suzie

$52.75

Bianca Woods

$51

Vanessa & Mark Robinson

Good luck Matt

$51

Bec Dartnall

Awesome Matt the best of luck for a great cause 😊

$31.65

Ben Skewes

$30

Adam Rowe

Awesome stuff mate !

$30

Leah Demczuk Woods

$26.38

Jai Noble

$26.38

Perri Bradshaw

$26.38

Jack

$21

Darren Wakelin

Great work mate!!

$21

Anonymous

$11

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Sapol

$10.55

Dongrui Wang

$10.55

Sapol

$10.55

Anonymous

$10.55

Alexandra Heddle

$10.55

Jess Mangion

$10

Sapolboys

$10

Stacy Bush

$5.28

Jacinda Tari

$5.28

Kathy Dye

$5.28

Jaymee Hanna

$4

Anonymous

$3.17

Tristan Zott