TWO MILLION DOLLARS RAISED AT THE BALMORAL BURN
5 June 2014
Vital funds needed by the Humpty Dumpty Foundation have swelled thanks to the genorosity of Sydneysiders, who raised an estimated $2 Million at this year's Balmoral Burn fundraising run.
Humpty Dumpty Foundation will use this money to purchase life-saving medical equipment for childrens Hospitals and Healthcare centres across Australia.
Coates Hire had several participants in both individual events and in the Corporate relay team.
Led by CEO Leigh Ainsworth, Coates Hire raised over $6,000 as well as providing the infrasructure for the event.
An inspirational member of the Coates Hire team was Nathan Johnston. Nathan, who is losing his sight had just returned from competing in his second ironman event, with pilot Glenn Gorrick finished second in the Special Burn. Multiple Australian Ironwoman Courtney Hancock also wore the orange Coates Hire relay team colours.
Despite the threat of rain, the Burn attracted over 10,000 competitors including event creator, Wallaby Legend Phil Kearns.
This year's race attracted 61 corporate teams and 93 school teams and saw Sydney identities including Angela Bishop, Mark Beretta, Jacinta Tynan and Jane Flemming head up the 420 metre stretch of Mosman’s Awaba St. They were also joined by Melbourne based 2011 The X Factor contestant Emmanuel Kelly, in the race day festivities.
In the elite invitational female 'Queen of the Hill' and elite invitational male 'King of the Hill' categories Anneliese Rubie (1 minute 36 seconds) and Mason Cohen (1 minute and 19 seconds) took out first place respectively and Kurt Fearnley finished first in the Para Burn in 6 minutes and 48 seconds.
Coates Hire is committed to supporting the Humpty Dumpty Foundation in its quest to make a positive difference, to the lives of Australian kids.
For more information visit: www.humpty.com.au