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Natasha Wade   July 17, 2017 10:26 AM

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Sarah Perkins will trek Base Camp Everest in October for the Crows Children's Foundation

It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to do a trek like that and raising money for a great cause like the Foundation makes it even more special.

Crows AFLW forward Sarah Perkins is embarking on a unique pre-season program in the coming months.

Perkins has signed up to trek to Base Camp Everest in October to raise funds for the Crows Children’s Foundation.

The 23-year-old is hoping to raise $2,000 before embarking on the famous trek to help the Foundation assist disadvantaged kids in both South Australia and Nepal. You can support Perkins here.

Joining her will be defender Kyle Hartigan who is combining his dream to trek Base Camp Everest with his work supporting the Crows Children’s Foundation. 

Perkins has recently returned to competitive football following minor ankle surgery in April, lining up for her home club of the Eastern Devils in the women’s Victorian Football League.

She has also been training with South Australian Women’s Football League side Port Adelaide and has been named as an Ambassador for this year’s City to Bay fun run in September.

“I heard through the Club that the Foundation was offering the trek and I thought it would be a great thing to do,” Perkins said.

“It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to do a trek like that and raising money for a great cause like the Foundation makes it even more special.

“At the moment I’m just doing my normal training – footy, running and weights – but as it gets closer I’ll look to do some special training with Chelsea Randall, who is trekking Kokoda around the same time.”

For those interested in joining Perkins on the Nepal trek, which is one of the most famous in the world, there are still places available.

Departing on October 15, the trip will be hosted by Foundation Board member and Paralympic gold medallist Katrina Webb and Charity Expedition Nepal.

Highlights include the journey from Nepal’s vibrant capital, Kathmandu, via twin-engine plane to Lukla and then on to the very heart of the Nepali Himalaya, which is simply spectacular.

Majestic snow-capped peaks line the steep sided valleys and jaw-dropping views await at almost every turn. The beauty of the scenery is matched only by the famous warmth and hospitality of the Nepalese, who will be looking after you throughout your trip.

Each trekker is asked to raise a minimum of $1,500 to support the Crows Children’s Foundation and the people of Nepal, who are still reeling from the 2015 earthquake which killed more than 8,000 people.

To register your interest in the trip, please email lmcdonald@afc.com.au or click here for more information.