From Beddown to Cooktown

by Paul Jackson

From Beddown to Cooktown

He’s been part of the Beddown team providing somewhere for the homeless to shelter and sleep in Brisbane but Logan West resident, Arron Stanbrough, is taking some time out for a north Queensland adventure and you can follow the journey. 

Growing up in Browns Plains, Arron has lived his whole life in Logan West. And while his career has taken him Woolies to real estate and even a stint as sales manager at Crazy John’s, but his current position as Commercial Manager at Secure Park has put him in the middle of one of the most innovative solutions for sheltering the homeless in recent times. The Beddown initiative by Secure Park is providing secure bedding for the homeless in Brisbane and is now partnering with other welfare agencies for meals and other services.

“Secure now sees this as an opportunity to join forces and tackle the homeless situation with a different approach” Mr Stanbrough said.

After a hectic few months working on Beddown, Arron is looking forward to taking his family on a 4WD adventure to Cape York later this year. Arron is a lifelong 4WD and camping enthusiast. A love that was named down to him by his father.

“I grew up as a kid going camping with my family and I’m happy to be passing this love for the outdoors on to my kids.” he said.

“We do a lot of local camping – at least six to eight times a year – but this trip will be bigger than anything we’ve done before.”

The trip has meant a lot of planning and preparation, and he credits Vinko and the team at Opposite Lock for getting him ready for the 4WD challenges that are ahead. 

“It’s so good that he’s doing it properly. It’s good for him and the safety of his family, but also for the environment.” Vinko said

“There are a lot of guys out there giving 4WD a bad name by dumping rubbish and wrecking the environment. This has resulted in the closure of lots of local 4WD areas like state forests.”

The northern adventure is set to include the Old Telegraph Track which will involve the notorious Gunshot Creek. This will definitely test the lift kit and other modifications made to the Ford Ranger PX2

Along the way, the family adventure will include the Creb Track , the Bloomfield Track to Cooktown, camping at Lake Field National Park , Chilli Beach, Frenchmans Track, the famous Undara Caves, and finally the amazing Carnarvon Gorge.

You can keep up with the Stanbrough adventure on the Opposite Lock facebook page @oppositelockbrownsplains

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