AMPCo supports Cathy Freeman Foundation in City2Surf
14 August 2016
19 AMPCo staff and family members ran in this year’s City2Surf in support of the Cathy Freeman Foundation. The team raised $3,106.57 for the Foundation. Leading the team in both finish time and funds raised was Professor Talley, who qualified for a gold start and finished in a time of one hour and 28 minutes. At the end of the race, the team gathered at the Bondi Icebergs for a BBQ and well-earned refreshment organised by the Cathy Freeman Foundation.
In previous years the AMPCo team supported The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.
Cathy Freeman established the Cathy Freeman Foundation in 2007 to help Indigenous children and their families recognise the power of education to achieve their goals and dreams. The Foundation delivers five programs designed to travel the journey of a child’s education from Pre Prep through to Year 12. The Foundation acknowledges the strength and wisdom that lies within remote Indigenous communities. It partners with communities for the long haul, as they journey through the complexities of the work required to create social change.
The Foundation works with 1600 Indigenous children and their families by partnering with four remote Indigenous communities. This includes:
- Palm Island in northern Queensland since 2007;
- Wurrumiyanga on Bathurst Island in the Northern Territory since August 2014;
- Woorabinda in central Queensland since October 2014; and
- Galiwin’ku in Arnhem Land, Northern Territory since January 2015.
More information about the Foundation can be found on https://www.cathyfreemanfoundation.org.au/.