Snow kids take a walk raise qual­ity funds

Myrtleford Times - - News -

MOUNT Hotham Re­sort last week hosted its fifth Camp Qual­ity Fun Walk to raise aware­ness and funds for chil­dren with can­cer and ter­mi­nal ill­ness.

More than 100 peo­ple took part and raised $5000 in bright but cold weather on Wed­nes­day.

Wire Plain Snow Stuff Park oper­a­tions man­ager Steve Belli runs a fort­nightly trivia com­pe­ti­tion in the win­ter sea­son and con­trib­uted all pro­ceeds to the cause on the day.

Mount Hotham Camp Qual­ity am­bas­sador and com­mit­tee mem­ber Tracey Williams said the sup­port from peo­ple on the moun­tain and op­er­a­tors was out­stand­ing.

“We have pro forma for every­thing we do and each year we can run on a very small com­mit­tee, but very re­liant on the gen­eros­ity of busi­nesses at Mount Hotham, Din­ner Plain and a cou­ple ex­ter­nal busi­nesses,” she said.

Ms Williams said that the cre­ativ­ity of the cos­tumes worn on the day showed how much thought went into help­ing the cause.

Most of the chil­dren who took part dressed up.

“Ev­ery year the cre­ativ­ity gets bet­ter – we have had more chil­dren par­tic­i­pate than ever be­fore,” Ms Williams said.

“The Alpine School made their own cos­tumes and some bought them with them for the term they have up here.

“We had one of the year nine stu­dents go­ing back on the bus who had won a prize and said it was the best day ever.” Mount Hotham’s Camp Qual­ity Fun walk last week at­tracted nu­mer­ous chil­dren who dressed for the fundraiser. PHOTO: Mount Hotham Re­sort Man­age­ment

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