ORDINARY PEOPLE, MAKING EXTRAORDINARY DIFFERENCES
Just as many of us are preparing to break the shackles of winter and start preparing for the season, first grade legend Bronwyn Calver leads the way again by including the City2Surf fun run in her schedule!
Not merely content with keeping fit, Bronwyn is also dedicating her City2Surf run to a very good cause, The Team Bear Challenge. 'I've decided to add some incentive to my City 2 Surf participation (this will be my third one) by trying to raise money for Bear Cottage after I saw an article in the Sun-Herald as well as a post on a running forum I read (CoolRunning).
Bear Cottage (www.bearcottage.chw.edu.au) is an initiative of The Children's Hospital at Westmead. It is NSW's only children's hospice and is located on Sydney's Northern Beaches in Manly. It is designed as a large beach home, with specialist medical care available 24 hours a day. The beachside location ensures families and children can rest in the tranquil surroundings near all the attractions and amenities of one of Sydney's traditional holiday destinations. Families do not pay for Bear Cottage services. The $1.5 million annual operating budget for Bear Cottage is raised entirely through community donations.
Bear Cottage are trying to get 500 hundred people to raise $100 each to raise $50,000 for the hospice. With just over 9 weeks to the fun run (14 August) Bronwyn would like to raise at least $100 by 15 July.
All donations over $2 are tax deductible and donations can be made via cash, cheque (payable to Bear Cottage) or credit card (forms are supplied).
Anyone interested in sponsoring Bronwyn, or indeed wanting to put their runners on for a good cause, please contact Bronwyn at Bronwyn.email@example.com