Qantas half marathon runners raise over $37k for Act for Kids!

4 June 2013




From left to right: Alex Beaudry, Peter Bracewell , Mark Cameron, Sam Taranto, Nick Bull, Richard Hoogwerf and Harley Heffernan.

The Qantas Domestic Customer Experience team pounded the streets of Sydney in the 2013 Sydney Morning Herald Half Marathon, Australia’s largest half marathon. The fit team dedicated every mile of the race to support children who have suffered from abuse and neglect.

In addition to their endurance training regime, staff had plenty of fun along the way, with regular team social events and merchandise stalls to help inspire others and raise awareness and funds to further support Act for Kids.

Completing a half marathon is no small feat and quickly proved to be a triumph for fundraising, as the event’s second highest fundraising team. The Qantas team collectively raised an incredible $37,693 for Act for Kids, vastly exceeding their initial goal of $20,000.

All of the proceeds go directly to Act for Kids to support our work in treating and preventing child abuse and neglect. The team’s outstanding efforts will help us to provide more intensive therapy and support for children and their families in need.

We would like to say huge congratulations and thank you to the Qantas Domestic Customer Experience team for their tremendous achievement, for not only taking part in this physical challenge but also helping to support Act for Kids.

Over the past few years, the Qantas staff have dedicated their time and effort to supporting Act for Kids with various initiatives including collecting presents for some of our children at the Qantas ‘Christmas Giving Tree’, cabin crew volunteering at special events, donating 10 iPads for therapeutic support and most recently engaging staff through our Workplace Giving program.