Jill bowman

2021 Hike for Hope - Larapinta

Alice springs here we come

Well we are here in Alice the adventure has begun.  The weather is beautiful,  My preparation for the hike for hope has had its ups and downs.  Over the last 12 weeks  we have had some significant family events including the arrival of a new baby sister for Tilly and the passing of my father Inlaw and a whole lot more in between.  To say it has been difficult to keep up the training would be and understatement. On top  of that 3 weeks ago I hurt my back limiting my capacity to do very much at all!!! Through this training journey I didn’t loose any weight, I did get to the gym but not as often as I wanted or needed. I did loads of walking but probably not as much as I should have and annoyingly none in the bush.  I am fitter than I was and through the help of some wonderful people we have raised over $8000. 
Today in Alice we walked some trails the scenery was beautiful and it was very peaceful. I am feeling a little more confident that I will be able to manage the hike next week. 

I am fundraising for a future where no child suffers from Sanfilippo Syndrome.

I am hiking the Larapinta Trail in June 2021! It's going to be a big challenge.  I have a lot of work to do to get fit enough to finish the challenge. But it's nothing compared to the challenge facing kids with Sanfilippo.  Our little Granddaughter Matilda (Tilly) has this condition and if by hiking Larapinta I can raise funds for research then I will give it my best shot.  I will need as much encouragement as you can offer.  Your donations will be very much appreciated.  If you would like to hold a fundraiser please do, if you would like to join me on my training walks I would love it. I need you all to keep me true to the course. 

Peter and I will pay for all the costs of the trip so 100% of your donation will go towards funding vital research projects that show potential to halt disease progression; repair damage caused by the condition; or improve the quality of life for children suffering from Sanfilippo.

All donations over AU $2 are fully tax deductible.

Thanks so much for your support.

Thank you to my Sponsors


Frose Bar Fundraiser


Plant Sales

A sincere thank you to Mum(Betty) and Dad(Paddy) for all their hard work in preparing for the plant sale. Your support is amazing and so appreciated. Thanks to all who helped, donated and purchased plants. A special thanks to Robyn, Jackie, Wendy, Chloe, Joy, Jennifer, Hamish, Linda and Sharon for their help and generous donations.


Containers For Change

Containers for Change


Containers For Change


Aunty Sue's Exmouth Sales


Ramsay Painting


Joy Fisher


Debbie Lander

Good Luck Jill all the best with your training, a great challenge for a good cause.


Jackie Honey


Containers For Change - Aunty Robyn, Ell & Joey's Engagement, Great Grandparents Betty & Paddy


Robyn Gordon

Robyn's Flower Sale


Alice Seaman


Peter & Jill

Big Tin at home


Gaynor Shallow

Love and hugs Jill xx


Reva & Michael Luscombe

Well done. Hope you feel really proud of yourself.


Kurt Edmonds

All the best!! Kurt & Shino


Adaptive Strength

Wishing you all the best, Jill. Sam & Kurt


Emily Tchan

The strength of your love for Tilly will get you through the hike! You can do it!!! Also I would love to do Some hikes with you!


Sharlene Holmes

Have a great walk


Yvonne Kador

Good luck with the walk x


Deborah May


Megan Edwards

Wishing you all the best Jill! Happy hiking!






Sue & Dave


Wayne Needham


Justina Voon

With love from Justina : )


Claire Fletcher


Jason Appel

All the best Jill, Congratulations on your fundraising efforts, strength to you for the journey.


Linda Boon

Go Jill.


Kerry Fryers

Always inspirational ❤️




Karen And Glynn

Good luck on your hike Jill.


Kelly Wetton

Happy hiking Jill 😀


Beth Pavy


Karen Poole


The Kenny Family

We are so proud of you mum/ grandma.


Sian Yap

All the best : )



Good luck (Robyn's friend)


Christine Pitman



Jill Bowman


Alison Vigne

all the best for your challenge Jill and to Peter too. So happy to learn Matilda has a lovely baby sister to cherish.


Lisa Cregan


Danielle Pitman

Good luck Jill xx


Liz Saunders