Hakuna Matata

Taking on the 48km Gold Coast Kokoda Challenge.........

We were inspired to take on the Gold Coast Kokoda 48km challenge as just that a ‘challenge’.  But we soon came to realise this journey is more than just our ‘challenge’.

With 10 children between us we are proud to participate in this event that is an amazing charity – Kokoda Youth Foundation.

We need your support to raise money to ensure this program is available today, tomorrow and beyond. Not only for ‘some' of the youngsters in our community that have disengaged from their education or have lost their way, but for all of them! 

"The one thing that every ‘Kokoda Kid’ has in common is that they are seeking a sense of purpose and direction," says Doug Henderson KYF founder.

On the 20th July 2019 we are walking for the opportunities this foundation provides for the youngster in our community.  We also walk in the memory of those that sacrificed so much for us to have the life we have today.

We will walk with the Spirit of Kokoda - Courage, Endurance, Mateship and Sacrifice.  We will we work together, look out for each other, and show commitment to a task, what we first see as impossible, will suddenly become achievable.

Together we will take on this journey and together we will triumph – see you at the finish line!

Michelle, Rachel, Penny and Lisa (aka team - Hakuna Matata)

Thank you to our Sponsors


Capital Chemist Southlands (stace And Lou)

So proud of you Lisa! What an amazing achievement this will be!


Roger Tall

Walked the Kokoda Trail last year myself- great experience. Good luck.


Matthew Green

Well done Penny


Capital Chemist

Go Pumbaa and the team. No worries......


Jacky Urquhart

So proud of you Lisa. You can do anything you put your mind to.


Capital Chemist Calwell


Helen Chuah

All the very best Lisa & team!


Ritamay Roberts

Such a worthwhile cause, well done!


Judith Anderson


Eric Anderson

Happy to help my favourite daughter-in-law.


Fran Amos

Go team, especially Rachael......you can do it 😘


Bente Hart

Go Pumbaa.


Jane Gentle

Good luck Proud of your efforts Great cause


Capital Chemist Garran

Best Wishes to you and your team!


Capital Chemist Chisholm

Good luck Lisa, fantastic work!


Anne Dawbney

Good luck Penny - what a trooper you are


Helen & John King

Well done Rachael. Good luck in the challenge. Xxxx


Andrew Topp

I can sell you some cheap painkillers!


Krista Talbot

Good luck!


Jeff Soo


Maitri Rai

Best of Luck Penny! This is a wonderful cause. Take loads of pictures, would love to see them.


Brad Turner


Bridget Simpson

Go Penny! Awesome work!


Sam Pankhurst

Go Lisa!


Tess Martin

Yay Pumba ... you got this!


Nicola Morley

U are amazing Good luck


Diane Larcombe

Enjoy the challenge!


Lorraine Marshall

Way to go PennyπŸ˜€


Nicole Lutgens

Good luck Lisa πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜


Verona And Colin Gridley

Good luck team


Carla Smerdon

Great work, Penny! Such an awesome thing to do :)


Brooke Mitchell

Fantastic Penny!


Megan Tattersall

Good luck!



Good work Pen


Terence Lim

Go go Penny! Awesome effort!


Shani Rupasinghe

Go Penny!!!! You're amazing!!!!


Caitlin Forwood

Go Penny, sounds like a great cause!


Bec Arvier

Good luck Penny! πŸŽ‰


Chinthi Jayasekera

Amazing work Penny!



Go Penny!


Pip Edwards

Amazing Penny, way to go!


Phil Crogan

Good on you Lis.


Debbie Brown

Not only are you such a gorgeous person Penny, you’re also so inspiring.



And I thought giving up alcohol for a month was a challenge ;-) Good on you Penny!


Malaika Perchard

This is awesome penny! Good luck!



Good Luck


Lisa Williamson