Last Friday, Marketing Coordinator Elizabeth and Donor Engagement Officer Laura, along with Laura’s young daughter Niah, went along to the University of Sydney Union’s first ever MAD-athon, a 24 hour fundraising marathon!
The University of Sydney Union has chosen our Foundation as one of their official charity partners, and has been running fundraising events and activities all through the year for us, culminating in the MAD-athon.
Intent on ‘Making A Difference’, students from the University of Sydney formed teams to compete in 24 activities over 24 hours, from bubble soccer to karaoke and even a campus conga.
Our staff members arrived early Friday morning to host our ILF reading corner, providing a chance for the students to have some down time, and engage with some of our fantastic community-led books. Fan favourites included the ever-popular Moli det Bigibigi, No Way, Yirrikipayi!, and our latest literary sensation, I Saw We Saw.
After a couple of videos, some great chats between our staff members and usyd students – and one very tense situation involving a rogue huntsman spider - our staff were invited along to the next activity in the program, an art class. While Laura and Liz’s art skills had some room for improvement, it was great to continue talking to the competitors about the Foundation and our work in remote communities.
A big thank you to the University of Sydney Union for their ongoing support of our Foundation. On behalf of the remote communities we work with, we can definitely say that their MAD program is well on its way to its goal of ‘Making A Difference’.
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