Collins Hume raises $4k+ for Westpac Rescue Helicopter
Collins Hume's teams in Ballina and Byron Bay raised more than $4,000 in last weekend's Byron Coast 2021 Charity Walk.
With the Westpac Rescue Helicopter providing vital 24-7 aeromedical search and rescue services across the Northern NSW region, Collins Hume was able to raise $4,833 thanks to the support and generosity of our families, clients and the wider community.
Donning t-shirts specially designed for the day and with bags of enthusiasm, Collins Hume set out early in three teams covering 12km, 24km and 36km courses.
Collins Hume Accountant and fundraising organiser Kim Roy has since crunched the numbers.
"On the weekend we walked a combined total of 322km which equates to approximately 467,500 steps," says Kim.
"Thus far we have raised $4,833 which, if we were all in one team, would make us the second-highest fundraiser."
Make no mistake, the Byron Coast 2021 Charity Walk was no cakewalk, but the effort put in by all the Collins Hume team paid off so was certainly well worth it.
"There are a lot of blisters and a few tired legs but overall the atmosphere on the weekend was on a real high," Kim added.
"Everyone was so proud of themselves and that we were able to push past what we thought we could do."
"I'm really proud to be part of a team of 'out there' individuals who are willing to get up from behind the desk and have some fun while raising money for a great cause."
Every dollar raised helps to keep the Rescue Helicopter flying 24-7 for those in need. You can still support Collins Hume's fundraising efforts to keep helicopters and crews ready to respond when needed by following the sponsorship page links here.
To find out more about how Collins Hume's gets involved and gives back to our community, please read more at Our Giving Impact.