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Boyce raises $25,000 in City2Surf

Boyce raises $25,000 in City2Surf

11 August 2015

Boyce City2Surf participants once again travelled to Sydney to partake in the 14 km course and recorded a number of ‘personal best’ times.

Apart from the challenge of competing, the real aim for Boyce is to raise funds for the Burns Support Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation that provides assistance and support to burns survivors and their families.

All of the work of the Foundation is carried out by volunteers without any government support. This is the fourth year that Boyce has elected to support the Burns Support Foundation and we are pleased to announce that the total raised this year is just over $25,000. That takes our total fundraising for the Burns Support Foundation to over $110,000.

Of course we have a special motivation to raise as much money as we can to help the Burns Support Foundation continue their fantastic work. Julie Schofield, a director of the firm and the Boyce City2Surf team captain, suffered a burns injury as a child. 

Julie, with the help of the Burns Support Foundation, was able to cope with the many years of hospital visits and surgeries to emerge with a positive attitude to life and a rewarding career. It is to help the foundation to carry on their great work that so inspired all the Boyce team in this year's fundraising effort. 

Julie was overwhelmed with the efforts of the Boyce team, all the supporters and everyone who donated to the cause. 

“It means so much to my family and to me to know that other kids will now be able to receive the assistance and support from the Burns Support Foundation that I received as a child,” she said. 

Barry Lowe, Treasurer of the Burns Support Foundation, was at the post-race celebrations and was overwhelmed by the sterling effort from the entire Boyce team.

“We are absolutely thrilled and so very grateful for the huge amount you have raised for the Burns Support Foundation not only this year but over the last four years you have supported us,” Barry said.

“It is truly unbelievable and more than we could ever have imagined.”

The money raised will ensure the Burns Support Foundation camps continue for the next few years. The camps are a great way for burn survivors and their families to get together with other survivors who have shared similar experiences and have fun in an inclusive and supporting environment.

A huge thank you to everyone who donated and to all the Boyce runners, walkers and support crew. We’ll be back again next year – the fund-raising aspect of this event is central to the firm’s philosophy of contributing to our local communities and as a bonus, it helps us focus on our fitness.

For more information about the Burns Support Foundation visit www.burnssupportfoundation.org.au.

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