21 August 2018

Gallagher's wild women of Coastrek fundraising achievement

Gallagher Brisbane's Courtney Roberts and Holly Casagrande participated in the Wild Women on Top 2018 Sunshine Coast Coastrek on 27 July to raise funds for the Fred Hollows Foundation, walking an epic 30 kilometres for the cause.

thumbnail sunshine coast coastrek 20182Courtney (pictured, right) and fellow assistant account executive Holly Casagrande, who completed an eight-week challenge for a shorter distance due to injury, started training and fundraising 18 weeks out from the event. They walked, they baked and they raised $507 and $566 respectively.

Their team raised $2211 in total, contributing to the $682,000 raised so far by the Sunshine Coast event. The team of eight completed the 30km walk in 6 hours 45 minutes - much faster than anticipated.

sunshine coast coastrek 2018 courtney2Wild Women on Top was founded by Di Westaway and since 2009 the Coastrek Team Trekking Challenge has raised more than $25 million for the Fred Hollows Foundation which works in 25 countries to treat and prevent blindness.

In preparation for their challenges Courtney and Holly took long walks as often as they could. “I wish I had trained harder and on sand,” Courtney confesses, “but after we sat down and started to stretch I realised what I had done and gave myself a pat on the back. I’m definitely going to do it again next year.”

Our shared commitment

See how Gallagher’s commitment to supporting the communities where we operate  translates as a real life ‘blueprint for better’ in our 2018 Corporate Social Responsibility Report, which features two of Gallagher Australia's volunteering programs.

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