Boyce team raises $27,000+ in City2Surf
21 August 2014
Boyce City2Surfers once again managed to survive ‘heart break hill’ to finish the 14 kilometre course and record 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 third year that Boyce has elected to support the Burns Support Foundation and we are pleased to announce that the total raised this year is more than $27,000.
Boyce Cooma Director Julie Schofield is a burns survivor who knows how important the work of the Burns Support Foundation is in helping children afflicted by burns injuries, and their families, cope with the years of hospital visits and surgeries that are often required.
“I’d very much like to thank the Boyce City2Surf team and our very generous benefactors who have allowed us to once again raise an extraordinary amount of money for the Burns Support Foundation,” Julie said.
“Your generosity means that the vital work of the Foundation will continue.”
Cheri Templeton, president 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 over the 3 years you have supported us,” Cheri said.
“It is truly unbelievable and more than we could ever have imagined.”
This money raised will ensure the Burns Support Foundation camps continue for the next few years. These 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.