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Finite’s City2Surf Team raise $5,000 for Barnardos!

Friday, August 19, 2016

A team of five from Finite once again participated in this year’s Sydney City2Surf 14km fun run on Sunday 14th August raising over $5,000 for Barnardos Australia. Now in its 46th year, the 80,000 plus City2Surf entrants make it officially “the greatest fun run in the world”, and the day when Sydney’s eastern suburbs literally drown in community spirit. The picturesque route starts in Sydney’s CBD following the harbour shoreline through the Eastern suburbs, up the notorious “Heartbreak Hill” and then down again to Bondi. 

Finite Regional Manager and Team Captain, Niall Clerkin, commented that “I think of it as Christmas for Sydney siders. Let me explain: All humanity’s best qualities are on show. Thousands of volunteers manage, encourage, feed, resuscitate, support, assist, cajole and protect over 80,000 participants from Hyde Park in the City Centre, through a meandering (and mostly uphill it seems) course to Bondi Beach. Families, friends, companies, clubs and societies all get involved by creating teams, getting fit and raising money. Millions are raised for charities of every description. Even the clothes discarded at the starting line, keeping the runners warm until the last minutes before the race, are collected for donation to charities. It was also a beautiful winter’s day, all helping make it a truly great day!”

Barnardos Australia is one of the leading child protection charities in Australia, very much at the forefront finding real, and permanent solutions for Australian children in desperate need. This is the first year Finite has supported Barnardos, raising over $5,000 of the $18,000 total they raised at this year’s event, and double what they raised last year! Please visit http://www.barnardos.org.au/ for further information.

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