It was a special running of the City2Surf on Sunday, with Boyce Chartered Accountants celebrating its 10th year of participation by being the event’s 10th highest fundraiser, raising more than $36,500 for children’s health and education charity Royal Far West.
The Sydney event was a fitting way to cap off a grand series of fundraising events by the Boyce offices over the past two months, which included yoga classes, barbecues, a pie drive and Hug a Brewer day in Wagga Wagga.
Forty Boyce participants, consisting of team members, family and friends from each Boyce office, ran or walked the 14km course.
The final fundraising total means Boyce has raised more than $250,000 during its ten years of participating in the City2Surf.
“I’m proud of the Boyce team for their efforts in the City2Surf and for their various fundraising endeavours over the past two months, whether it be cooking barbecues or giving out hugs,” Managing Director Phil Alchin said.
“It’s fantastic to see our team lead the way with a community-driven approach that Boyce prides itself on as a company.
“Especially in 2018, when so many in our regional communities across NSW in particular are struggling with the drought, it’s rewarding to be able to give back.”
Various charities have benefitted from the Boyce City2Surf running over the years, with the causes geared towards supporting local communities.
2018’s charity, Royal Far West, have for 80 years kept country kids connected to healthcare services they need and couldn’t otherwise access.
“Royal Far West is an amazing charity, providing regional and remote communities and their children with invaluable health and education services,” Mr Alchin said.
“Boyce was ecstatic to raise more than $36,500 for them through 2018’s City2Surf and our other fundraising activities.”
In a separate innovative fundraising effort, Boyce Wagga employee Jim Nicholls, who decided he’d rather give out hugs than run in the City2Surf, raised $412 by dishing out hugs at Wagga’s Thirsty Crow as the pub’s stand-in brewer.
He said his highlight was meeting the father of a girl who had been on 50 flights to and from Sydney thanks to Royal Far West.
Royal Far West work closely with doctors, schools, parents, carers and communities to offer their programs and services in the most effective way possible.
You can help by giving a donation, organising a fundraising event or by volunteering your time.
Source: Boyce Chartered Accountants