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Batemans Bay forestry workers have charged past their $2000 target, pounding pavement and skimming over dirt-tracks in the March Charge fundraiser for cancer research and support services.
Forestry Corporations senior planner Megan Costello said the team of seven from the Batemans Bay office raised $2233, which was over 10 per cent higher than they targeted.
It wasn’t only the dollars going up. Ms Costello said cancer awareness in the office had risen as well.
“We shared some of the sad stories about people who have been affected,” Ms Costello said.
“It had us talking more about cancer; people in the office said they would go and get their skin checked now.”
The weather had certainly added to the challenge.
“Some of us struggled a bit with the rain,” she said.
“Andrew was going to make up his kilometers cycling to and from work but then he was like, “oh my gosh, I am going to have to make up my kilometres some other way”.
Ms Costello said there was some office rivalry to see who would hit their individual distance target first.
“That was Sarah Gormley – her target was 100 kilometers and she ended up doing another 50 kilometers on top of that. Running. She smashed it out.
“Nearly everyone else hit their targets and did a little bit more.”
Ms Costello said they hadn’t really been able to celebrate as everyone had been coming and going. But she has plans for an even bigger effort next year.
“Definitely the idea is to get other offices involved next time – a bit of an inter-office competition.”
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