Our Variety runners have been training for about a year, getting ready to run 42.195km at the prestigious New York City Marathon. In the meantime they have also been busy fundraising to help us give more Aussie kids a fair go in life.
From organising yoga sessions in the park to hosting decadent gala dinners, from movie night fundraisers to raffles, our incredible supporters have rolled up their sleeves and raised a combined amount of $115,000. If you want to make a contribution to help them reach $120,000, you can donate here.
We want to wish our runners David, Justin, Erin, Jaqui, Adam and Kylie the best of luck in this adventure and thank them for their time and effort in supporting kids in need.
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We continue to focus on reaching all kids and supporting families and communities, regardless of how remote or regional they may be. Children who are forced to travel great distances for medical appointments, educational opportunities and sporting competitions often face particular challenges and that’s where we come in – making sure that all kids can attain their full potential, regardless of their background.
New Grant Breaks Records
In early 2021, we undertook a grants review process to ensure we were providing help where help was needed. We compared our systems to those in Variety offices across the USA, Canada, UK, Ireland and throughout Australia. After analysing the results, we used the information to revamp our Kids Support framework and launch four new grants: We Move, We Join, We Care and We Learn.