City2Surf runners raise almost $10,000 for Wesley Mission
For many Sun-Herald City2Surf participants, running this 14 km race in record time is their main goal. Yet for a group of Wesley Mission employees and supporters, their eyes were fixed on a different prize—raising funds to help those facing homelessness.
Almost $10,000 has been raised for Wesley Mission and donations are still rolling in, thanks to the fundraising efforts of Team Wesley Mission and their supporters.
“It was fantastic to have 24 runners take part in Team Wesley Mission yesterday, which is our largest number to date,” said Wesley Mission Fundraising Officer, Vicki Fitzpatrick.
All funds will go towards supporting Wesley Mission’s emergency accommodation service Wesley Edward Eagar Lodge, located in Surry Hills, Sydney. Wesley Mission is thankful to all who ran, walked or took a leisurely stroll to raise funds for those most in need.
“We are grateful to everyone who ran in Team Wesley Mission yesterday and for all of the supporters who helped raise funds for Wesley Edward Eagar Lodge," said Ms Fitzpatrick.
Run for Wesley Mission
Wesley Mission will continue to raise funds for those most in need in the community, through the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival. Taking place on Sunday, September 17, this iconic event offers participants the opportunity to run across the Sydney Harbour Bridge, traffic-free. Join Team Wesley Mission today and help raise vitals funds for those most vulnerable in our community.