Marion Bennett

Together We Trek 2021

Together We Trek 2021!

I joined Mission Australia four years ago to advance my commitment to doing all I can to contribute to ending homelessness. It’s a wonderful organisation, with talented, energetic, dedicated staff across the country. I’ve seen how lives have been transformed as our staff work alongside individuals and families with complex needs and often in desperate situations. Hearing from people about how Mission Australia has turned their lives around makes me so proud.


But I know that there is still so much unmet need out there. In the Northern Territory, every night almost 1 in 10 young people will be homeless – that’s kids as young as 12 and teenagers up to 18 years old. With two sons in their 20s now, I couldn’t bear the thought of them at those ages (or at any age!) having nowhere safe and stable to call home.


So, I’m excited to be trekking the Larapinta Trail in 2021. 

We will be raising funds for Missionbeat NT - a mobile outreach service helping young people aged 16-14 who are experiencing homelessness or in need of other assistance. Missionbeat workers develop trusting relationships with young people out on the streets in Darwin and Palmerston, and connect them into the support services they need to be safe, connected, engaged and ready for a full life ahead.


Although I’ve always loved getting out in nature, it’s only last year that I started doing proper bushwalks and hikes. Some highlights: a 4-night hike on the Routeburn Track with a bunch of friends; and a “forest bathing” experience near Kamakura in Japan. I’m so pleased this time to be walking in the beautiful landscapes of central Australia.


Please support me on this adventure and help Missionbeat NT case workers to walk alongside some of the most vulnerable young people in Australia, stop them falling through the gaps and help them on a pathway towards lives of independence.

Thank you to my Sponsors





Great initiative and great cause Marion - enjoy the walk.


Anne-marie Baker

Good luck Marion!


On Nei Lau

Go all the way Marion!!!


Angela Fimmano

Enjoy the experience (and the walk!) Marion.


James Toomey

Good luck Marion, I hope the training is going well


Jennifer Hickey

Excellent work Marion!


Jarrod/veronica Pynt



Hi Marion, more than happy to contribute - what a great motivator for trekking the outback. I'll be walking with you in spirit - weather might be a little warmer than when we did the Routeburn!


Paul Molyneux

Cheering you on and hope you enjoy the experience


Elbie Pretorius

Great organisation. Great leader (Marion). Great cause.


Nicole Peterman

You'll love this experience. Good on you. Nicole (PwC TCP Qld).


Brian Elton

Good on you Marion. Great cause and a great trek.


Vivian Stephens

Awesome work Marion. Such a wonderful cause


Tanja Olsen

Great cause


Ramsina Lee

Marion your courage and commitment are an inspiration. I’m very proud of your demonstration of these to the cause so close to your heart. Good on you! Looking forward to seeing the photos and reading of the challenges of the journey.


Peter Smith


Margaret Crawford

Good to see Marion. Great cause. Go well. Margaret


Leanne Wallace

Such a great cause, Marion


Gary Moore

Congrats on a great trek for a great cause


Stephen Mcintyre

Well done Marion. And enjoy the scenery!


Paul Almond Employment Law Pty Ltd

I hope you’re getting yourself really fit. All the best


Filippa Connor

Have a wonderful time, and don't get bitten by snakes!


Robin And David T.

A terrific adventure and a very important cause!


Margaret Throsby

Fabulous prospect Marion - good for you!


Marketa Karas


Scott Sloan

A great cause Marion: thanks for highlighting it


Aize And Robbo

Great thing to do, Em - all the best from us!



Have a wonderful walk Marion, will be amazing


Rebecca Laubi

A beautiful walk in a spectacular part of the world for a great cause. All the best1


Nada Nasser

Good luck Marion, what a great cause. Have fun and stay away from those ssssssnakes! You’ve inspired me to do it next year.


Jamie Hall


Leonie Armstrong

Good on you Marion!



It sounds fabulous Marion and what a great cause! Enjoy!


Rob Mcinnes

What a good cause - this should get you started!