Albany family to tackle Bibbulmun Track in fundraising mission for Hospice

Sarah MakseAlbany Advertiser
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Brent Offer with sons Michael, 8, Aiden, 11, Jacob, 13, and Callum, 15.
Camera IconBrent Offer with sons Michael, 8, Aiden, 11, Jacob, 13, and Callum, 15. Credit: Laurie Benson/Albany Advertiser

Albany man Brent Offer and his four sons are gearing up to start a three-year mission to hike the Bibbulmun Track for the Albany Community Hospice.

With fond memories of his first time conquering the track as a teen, Mr Offer has been waiting to tackle the journey again with his sons Michael, 8, Aiden, 11, Jacob, 13, and Callum, 15.

“I’ve done the track before when I finished high school and I have spoken to them about it as they’ve been growing up ,” he said.

“I’ve always wanted to do the hike with them so I thought we might as well walk for a cause.

“Just being out there and independent and getting to the other end was just fantastic, so I am really looking forward to them seeing the world.”

An Albany Advertiser report on Mr Offer’s first Bibbulmun Track walk.
Camera IconAn Albany Advertiser report on Mr Offer’s first Bibbulmun Track walk. Credit: Supplied

It will be a big effort for the eager pack of hikers, who are planning to hit the track over five lots of school holidays, starting in October, until they reach their goal.

The family expect to wrap up their epic journey in about three years time back home in the Porongurups.

The boys are no stranger to the track, helping Mr Offer maintain a 7km section in West Cape Howe.

After their grandmother moved into a hospice, the brothers decided to do their part to raise $5000 for the Albany Community Hospice.

Callum said he was looking forward to pushing himself, and doing his part for a worthy cause.

“As long as I have my brothers and my Dad to do it with me it should be fun,” he said.

Albany Community Hospice fundraising chair Jeanann Barbour welcomed the initiative. “We have the only community-run hospice in Western Australia,” she said.

“And it is the support of the community and people like Brent and his family, that make it so special.”

To support the Offers’ Hike for Hospice, visit bit.ly/3bhE3a1.

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