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Our fundraisers are tops
Two CFA members have taken fundraising to a whole new level.
David Axen and Will Hinde were the top individual fundraisers for this years Eureka Tower Challenge. They raised a total of $11,037.70. David raised $4547.70 and Will raised $6490 for the charities Whitelion and Interplast.
Here's what they had to say:
I'm an 18 year old from Broadford CFA. I'm just an average bloke who likes to help people and push my limits. I've been volunteering for two years now and I love it. The main way I raised all this money was a lot of time dedicated to going into businesses talking to them about what the Eureka climb was about, contacting friends, family etc.
I put a lot of time, effort, blood, sweat and tears into trying to raise as much money and awareness as possible for these two awesome charities as they do amazing work with youth. Coming from a background of depression and anxiety myself, I appreciate just how important it is sometimes to receive that help.
I'm 24 years old and have been a part of CFA for four years at Hampton Park brigade.I did the Eureka climb last year in structure gear and raised $800 and this year I said I'm going to do better as it is for two great charities. I decided to make my goal $5000 and do it in structure gear and a breathing apparatus. After a lot of time training, a lot of emails and bugging people to donate, I raised a grand total of $6490 and completed the Eureka Tower Challenge in 28 minutes.
I found the Eureka Tower a great fundraiser and a good challenge and I would recommend it. I will be doing it again next year.
Well done to David and Will - they are a credit to their families, their communities, their brigades and themselves.