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Our Walk for WAGEC Virtual Walk Starts Next Week

By WAGEC

Published on April 25, 2021

Our Virtual Walk for WAGEC is taking place this week starting at 9 am Monday, 26th April and finishing at 12 pm on Sunday, 2nd May. We have 137 participants joining us virtually, which means we’re all in great (virtual) company!

We’re incredibly grateful to our community of walkers. To highlight some of these amazing and passionate people – and to bring us closer during the virtual event – we spoke to a few of our teams participating virtually.

You can keep reading to learn more about them!

Meet Eunice and Team Lady Legs

Where and when are you walking? 

Our team is spread out across NSW. Most of the team will be doing a virtual walk/run. I’ll be doing it in Lennox Head (7 Mile Beach). A fellow team member of Lady Legs will be doing a hike and will do an extra km for every $100 she receives above her goal. 

How much are you hoping to raise to support women and families in crisis?

We have a goal of $3000, very ambitious! But I think even if we manage to raise $2,500 we’ll be proud. We’re grateful for the support we’ve received from friends and family so far. 

Why are you walking? What inspired you to walk? 

We’re walking because a friend of ours works at WAGEC, and we want to support her and the good work that WAGEC is doing to help women and their families in need. 

Anything else you want to share with the WAGEC Community?

This is a great initiative and I’m happy you’ve made it so accessible for people to participate. Good luck everyone!

Meet Team Choice

CHOICE is Australia’s leading consumer advocacy group. Based in Marrickville. CHOICE has been a partner of WAGEC’s for 5 years, supporting us with donations of appliances and household goods as well as some phenomenal staff-led fundraising.

Where are you walking and what day are you walking?

Most of our team are walking together as a group on Wednesday 28 April - we’ll be walking a 5km loop along the Cooks River. Some of our walkers are doing a remote walk closer to home, as we are not all working from the office.

How much are you hoping to raise to support women and families in crisis?

We want to beat our 2019 fundraising tally of $8.5k. $10k would be amazing!

Why are you walking? What inspired you to walk?

To take action and show our support for all the women and children that are supported by WAGEC. Plus, the CHOICE team just love a challenge, so we couldn’t say no!

Anything else you want to share with the WAGEC Community?

2020 has been so tough on important charities like WAGEC - we are excited to be part of this excellent event, and hope we can support WAGEC, raise much-needed funds to help more women & families to walk away from violence.

Meet the University Infrastructure (UI) Team from the University of Sydney

The USYD UI Team plans and delivers the infrastructure for the University to ensure their research and education facilities are the best in the world. Triggered by the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement, there was passion and interest to create a space to discuss social, cultural and current affair issues and so they formed their Social Responsibility Team with the mission to create real change in their community. The team consists of people with diverse backgrounds such as engagement, operations, design, project management and property and development.

Where and when are you walking?

We will be walking around our beautiful and historic Darlington/Camperdown campus as well as the local area on the afternoon of Friday 30th April.  Our campus stands on Gadigal land of the Eora Nation and we proudly pay our respects to the traditional owners of the land and their leaders past, present and emerging.

How much are you hoping to raise to support women and families in crisis?

$1000!

Why are you walking? What inspired you to walk?

UI chose WAGEC as an organisation that we could support in your important work caring for women and children in need.  Last year we were pleased to provide vouchers for the families so that they could enjoy Christmas and we were keen to continue the relationship.  Our team has zero tolerance for domestic violence and we fully support women and children being able to safely walk away from an undesirable situation.

Anything else you want to share with the WAGEC Community?

Keep up the good work! We are proud to continue our relationship supporting WAGEC and thank you for all you do to keep women and children safe.