Record funds raised for burns victims and families

Record funds raised for burns victims and families

1 September 2012

Boyce fielded a record 60-strong team in last month’s City2Surf Challenge and with the generous support of our clients, colleagues, family and friends the final fundraising tally topped a massive $28,000.

This year the Boyce team elected to support the Burns Support Foundation (BSF), a non-profit organisation that provides assistance and support to burns victims and their families. All of the work they do is carried out by volunteers, without any government support. 

There was a special motivation behind the huge fundraising effort this year as Cooma director, Julie Schofield, was a burns victim as a child. 

Julie knows full 
well that once a burns victim, you are a burns victim for life. With the help of BSF however, she has been able to cope with the many years of hospital visits and surgeries to come out the other side with a positive attitude to life and a rewarding career. 

Julie credits her positive outlook to the mentoring and support offered by BSF through their annual camps for burns victims and their families. She believes that it was the opportunity to help the Foundation carry on their great work that so inspired the Boyce team in this year's fund-raising effort. 

“To raise such an amazing amount of money for the Burns Support Foundation is really wonderful and I would like to thank everyone for their generosity and support – it means so much to me personally,” said Julie.

"The team even collated and published a cookbook of favourite recipes entitled “Boyce Bites” to boost the fund-raising coffers this year!" 

Cheri Templeton, President of BSF (pictured above at right with Julie Schofield) was overwhelmed by the amount of money raised and asked the Directors of Boyce to pass on her thanks to everyone who donated money or was involved in some way. 

“It was a tremendous effort by everyone at Boyce to raise so much money, far more than anyone could have imagined and certainly far past our wildest dreams,” said Cheri. 

“We are all so grateful and very excited as this will guarantee the future of the two 2013 BSF camps which play an important role in the recovery journey of a burns family.” 

Lots of training paid off for the Boyce City2Surf team as all participants managed to traverse the infamous Heartbreak Hill to finish the race strongly. The top three male and female runners from the Boyce team are shown in the table below. Well done to everyone! 

See more images of the Boyce 2012 City 2 Surf team on our Facebook page at 

Julie Schofield – 1.13.12  Liam Smith - 1.04.35
 Sarah Hamilton – 1.13.40  Rob McInnes – 1.10.04
 Leah Jamieson – 1.15.20  Lindsay Garnock – 1.10.13

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