AFTER working for the Smith Family for eight years Sarah Donoghue knows more than anyone what a difference the charity can make to people’s lives.
In May Miss Donoghue will take on one of the biggest challenges of her life and walk the Great Wall of China to raise money for the charity.
Miss Donoghue has pledged to raise at least $3500 and has already started training five times a week in order to ensure she is fit enough to undertake the gruelling walk.
“I really hope that the community will support the challenge so all children can get the education they deserve,” she said.
“More than 605,000 [children in Australia] are living in disadvantage and are unable to access the same educational opportunities that many of us have enjoyed and often take for granted.
“This is my small way of assisting and raising money for a worthwhile cause”.
While she expects the walk to be physically taxing, Miss Donoghue is pleased to be able to raise money for such a worthwhile cause.
“Because I work for the Smith Family I know what the Smith Family does to help kids so I was happy to raise money for the organisation,” she said.
Miss Donoghue is taking annual leave to participate in the fundraiser along with 11 other people.