Fastway Couriers Gold Coast has helped to raise nearly $12,000 to support Finnan’s Gift, a charity established by Australian aerial skier and Olympic Gold medallist, Alisa Camplin, and her husband Oliver in 2011, following the death of their newborn son Finnan from Congenital Heart Disease. The fundraising took place as part of a charity auction held at Fastway Couriers’ Australian Regional Convention at the InterContinental Sanctuary Cove, Gold Coast last month.
Kerry Noyes and Steve Curtis, Regional Franchisees at Fastway Couriers Gold Coast had the winning bid of $5,750. Kerry’s bid was also supported by a $5,000 donation from Fastway Couriers and Aramex, as well as another $734 donated by Regional Franchisees from across the network, combining to give a total of $11,848 to the worthy charity.
Alisa Camplin said:“We’re overwhelmed by Fastway Couriers’ support and would like to pass on our most heartfelt thank you from myself, Oliver, everyone at Finnan’s Gift, and most importantly the doctors, nurses, patients and families at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne. The entire team at Fastway has contributed in some way, but a big shout out to the team at Fastway Couriers Gold Coast for the winning bid.
Your sincere generosity, donation and support of Finnan’s Gift will make a huge difference to children’s health. This year, our objective is to update the cardiac surgery unit at the Royal Children’s Hospital with the latest world-class technology that will ensure the best treatment for patients, and offer training opportunities for future cardiac surgeons.”
Kerry from Fastway Couriers Gold Coast said, “Giving back to the community has always been important to the team here at Fastway Couriers Gold Coast, and so we’re pleased that we’re able to assist Finnan’s Gift in its fundraising efforts. We’re proud that our contribution will make a real difference to the lives of so many children and their families.”
Richard Thame, CEO at Fastway Couriers said:“This is a charity which is committed to saving and improving lives by providing tangible gifts to The Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne. Whether it’s a piece of critical equipment, much needed research, advanced training or greater support for patients and families, Finnan’s Gift makes a difference while raising awareness of Congenital Heart Disease. This is a wonderful charity and it does an incredible job, so we’re proud to support them on their journey to improving children’s health.”