Richmond High School students to walk the Kokoda Trail for Anzac Day through Duke of Edinburgh program

A group of 13 students and three teachers from Richmond High School are commemorating Anzac Day at Kokoda.

The group left Sydney on Wednesday, April 24, travelling to Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, where they will walk the Kokoda Track for the Duke of Edinburgh program.

(L) Richmond Lions president Diane Sherrington and (R) president elect Geoff Ingram present the $2,000 cheque to Richmond High students Cameron Mew and Teagan De La Hunty. Picture: Supplied

(L) Richmond Lions president Diane Sherrington and (R) president elect Geoff Ingram present the $2,000 cheque to Richmond High students Cameron Mew and Teagan De La Hunty. Picture: Supplied

The students from years 10 and 11 have been fundraising and training for the trek for the last three months to get prepared for the rugged walk.

Richmond Lions Club presented the group with a cheque for $2,000 to help with their expenses.

Richmond Lions president Diane Sherrington and president elect Geoff Ingram met with the students at Richmond Park grandstand to make the presentation to students Teagan De La Hunty and Cameron Mew.

Eleven of the thirteen students, along with teacher Joanne Sumabat, were there for the presentation.

Richmond High students meet with Richmond Lions at Richmond Park grandstand for the cheque presentation. Picture: Supplied

Richmond High students meet with Richmond Lions at Richmond Park grandstand for the cheque presentation. Picture: Supplied

Teagan will meet with the Lions Club members on return to give a presentation on the group's experience.

  • Richmond Lions will attend tomorrow's (Thursday, April 25) Anzac Dawn Service at Richmond war memorial (arrive 4.45am for 5am) and will be providing refreshments.Head to the Richmond Park car park (next to the grandstand) at the rear of the RSL Sub Branch for egg and bacon sandwiches, and coffee, by gold coin donation, after the service.

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