Thank you to all our volunteers - over 175 of you - who generously gave your time to raise money for MND NSW on Cornflower Blue Day, Friday 11 May and throughout MND Week. To date you have collected over $36,000. Thank you for being there for us, we hope you met some wonderful people and formed some great friendships as you volunteered. We have heard that many of our volunteers met members of the community who have been touched by MND who came forward to talk and share their story. Thank you for raising awareness, connecting people and starting discussions.
There were close to 100 volunteers at 14 railway stations including stations on the Sydney network, Wollongong and Gosford station who raised over $17,000 selling mainly puppies and pens, and collecting donations. Thank you for the photos - and for the early morning start.
A special shout out to the team of 8 at Wynyard station raising over $5,200.
To the 70+ volunteers who manned stalls at shopping centres across the state - thank you - you collected over $18,000. Shopping centre locations ranged from Wagga Wagga in the south, to Newcastle in the north with Canberra, Queanbeyan and many Sydney and Central Coast locations in between.
Thank you also to:
- the lovely girls at the University of Wollongong BioNet for selling our merchandise and holding a bake sale;
- Coastline Credit Unions - West Kempsey, Central Kempsey, South West Rocks, Taree, Port Macquarie, Crescent Head; and
- our fabulous volunteers in Nyngan, Young, Grenfell and Wallsend.
To those in Tumut - thank you. Your contribution and hard work this year - street stall, raffle and Ice Bucket Challenge - has been a massive success with over $18,000 raised in Tumut alone (not all included in the above $36,000).
Volunteers - We could not have organised and run this event without you. Thank you for all your time and effort in preparation and set up, at the event and after. Let us know if we can count on you next year also!