WHAT does 60 volunteers, 200 walkers and one Audi A1 add up to?
A $60,000 donation towards specialised xray equipment at Cairns Hospital.
The inaugural Audi Arrow Experience on Sunday was a roaring success, with great walking conditions enjoyed by all participants.
The event is a fundraising initiative of the Far North Queensland Hospital Foundation, raising funds for the Emergency Department of Cairns Hospital. Participants chose to walk two or four of the arrows of Mt Whitfield and could fundraise in traditional ways or by selling raffle tickets in an Audi A1.
Foundation fundraising and event co-ordinator Gaby Thomasz said most participants opted to do the long course and many said they had not previously done all four at the one time.
“The atmosphere on the day was positive and very family-friendly. Everyone knew they were there for the right reason to support a great cause,” Ms Thomasz said.
The raffle of the Audi A1 was drawn and local man Kurtis Tahu was announced the lucky winner, after buying two $2 tickets at a shopping centre.
Top fundraising teams The Big D and Double D from Dawsons Engineering and For Eyes from Michael Chu Optometry will each receive prizes from Sunlover Reef Cruises.
Genesis Fitness Cairns have donated prizes to top individual fundraising men Eddie Strivens, Lambros Halkidis and Pete McNally, and top individual fundraising women Heather Rogers, Jharna Hogan and Michelle Dorner.
“We have still been receiving donations over the weekend and people can still make donations via the website – to the cause or to individuals or teams, at any time they like,” Ms Thomasz said.
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