Since the fundraising effort was established by KordaMentha’s Berrick Wilson in Melbourne in 2007, it has raised $3.5 million. Last year participants battled particularly stormy and wet weather travelling from Port Macquarie to Noosa Heads.
Mr Wilson said from next year there will be three state based events – Victoria, Queensland and NSW.
Not to be outdone, philanthropically, Hamton executive Paul Hameister has committed to a 10-week climb to the 8848 metre summit of Mt Everest in Nepal, for money. Donations are to Australian charity Sunrise Children’s Association Incorporated (SCAI) or local partners Sunrise Orphanage Nepal.
Also in the giving mood, is Sydney-based property giant Investa the Property Group and the Clarendon Residential Group, which gave the $324,000 proceeds of a Mill Park house-and-land sale to the City of Whittlesea. These funds will be used to rebuild the Whittlesea Community Activity Centre following the 2009 Victorian bushfires. Investa donated the land while Clarendon donated the house.