Crusaders conquer the Cape to Cape for Cystic Fibrosis | Photos

Rachael Hosking and Kathryn Knoll - aka the Cape Crusaders - at Redgate Beach on their 130 kilometre trek.
Rachael Hosking and Kathryn Knoll - aka the Cape Crusaders - at Redgate Beach on their 130 kilometre trek.

After a gruelling - but picturesque - 130 kilometre trek along one of the State's finest walk trails, ' Cape Crusaders' Rachael Hosking and Kathryn Knoll arrived at Cape Leeuwin last week.

The pair set themselves the challenge of completing the track over seven days to raise money for people living with cystic fibrosis (CF).

"Whilst the walk will be a challenge, it is nothing like the daily challenge of living with CF," the duo said ahead of the trek.

Cystic Fibrosis is one of the most common, recessive, life-limiting genetic conditions affecting children and adults in Australia.

The pair completed the Cape to Cape on Saturday November 9, after a 5am start at Cosy Corner and a long slog in the soft sand of Deepdene.

The pair completed the Cape to Cape on Saturday November 9, after a 5am start at Cosy Corner and a long slog in the soft sand of Deepdene.

The pair completed the Cape to Cape on Saturday November 9, after a 5am start at Cosy Corner and a long slog in the soft sand of Deepdene.

The pair completed the Cape to Cape on Saturday November 9, after a 5am start at Cosy Corner and a long slog in the soft sand of Deepdene.

The condition causes thick, sticky mucus to build up in the body, mainly affecting the respiratory and digestive system. One in 25 people carry the CF gene.

People with CF often need to take up to 40 tablets per day, do physiotherapy every day to clear the mucus from their lungs, take nebulised medications and visit hospital regularly to stay as healthy as possible.

Rachael Hosking has a young adult son with cystic fibrosis and said she knew first hand what a burden the condition is.

The Cape Crusaders started their fundraising walk at Cape Naturaliste on November 2.

The Cape Crusaders started their fundraising walk at Cape Naturaliste on November 2.

"We may be the Cape Crusaders for a few weeks, but people living with CF are the real superheroes," she said.

The Cape Crusaders started their fundraising walk at Cape Naturaliste on November 2.

"We completed the Cape to Cape on Saturday November 9, after a 5am start at Cosy Corner and a long slog in the soft sand of Deepdene.

"We've had a blast as the Cape Crusaders and have been humbled by the generosity of our donors."

Ms Knoll, from Donnybrook, and Ms Hosking, from Mount Pleasant, have raised over $6,300 of their $10,000 target, through the Cape to Cape for CF Facebook Fundraiser, Everydayhero, donations through Cystic Fibrosis WA's website and cash donations.

Donations can be made online through their Facebook Fundraiser or Everydayhero 'Cape to Cape for CF' or give directly to Cystic Fibrosis WA at www.cfwa.org.au