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Coast to Coast

A family walk across India

Nick Petrucco

Coast to Coast
Ten family members covering three generations (including five children under the age of thirteen) left their comfortable lives in Australia to walk across India, from west to east, a journey of over 800 kilometres. Walking the roads and paths of rural and urban southern India, they immersed themselves in the sights, smells and sounds of this rich and colourful country. Supported by ChildFund Australia, they aimed to raise money and awareness of the plight of children and their families in some of the poorest regions of the world. Coast to Coast tells how they achieved this and so much more – and inspired others to seek their own extraordinary family adventure.

'The Petruccos are a wonderful family who set themselves - and completed - an extraordinary challenge: to walk across India. Not only did they succeed, they also connected deeply with people along the way and raised funds for children in extreme poverty in India. It is a privilege for ChildFund to be connected with Nick, Bec, India, Maggie and Gus. They and their story provide inspiration for all those committed to children's rights and well-being.' - Nigel Spence, CEO, ChildFund Australia

Nick Petrucco is happily married to Bec and they have three amazing kids, Indy, Maggie and Gus. After several years on the Mornington Peninsula and a couple in Penang, Malaysia, Nick and his family returned to Adelaide in late 2014.

Nick and Bec shared the responsibility of leading Beyond Synergy - a family foundation dedicated to improving the health, safety and education of children around the world. With support of family and friends, Beyond Synergy funded the rebuilding of a children's home in India, established women's empowerment programs in India, and provided operational funds for a young girls' home in Cambodia; schools in Afghanistan and Kenya were also funded as well as an annual nutrition program for homeless children in Melbourne. More recently, Nick and his family walked the breadth of southern India, funding multiple projects for kids along the way.

Nick has always loved to write as a way of sharing what he thinks and feels with people he cares about. Coast to Coast is Nick's first attempt at sharing those words with a broader audience.

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Category Guides/Travel/Australiana
Format Paperback
Size 210 x 135 mm
ISBN 9781743054246
Extent 232 pages
Price: AU$24.95 including GST
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