Deniliquin Pastoral Times
Partners contribute $4,198
Fleming Partners has raised $4,198 to support people living with cerebral palsy, as part of the STEPtember Challenge.
Three teams of four— consisting staff and friends of the firm — completed a combined 3,997,744 steps for the month after each either met or exceeded the 10,000 steps per day required.
Leading stepper was Elena Mulham for team Fleming Favourites — made up of friends of the firm.
She was followed by staff member Sue McKenzie from Fleming Flamingos, which topped the team scores with a combined step total of 1,372,471.
In third place was Leanne Mulham just 36 steps behind, annoyed she didn’t take an extra trip to the photocopier.
‘‘This terrific effort resulted in Fleming Partners being the fourth highest fundraised team of the Count Financial network, which had 19 firms and 55 teams throughout Australia involved in the challenge,’’ Mrs Mulham said.
‘‘Overall, the network raised $83,717. Fundraising included sponsorship with donations from clients, family, friends and staff together with a lunch and morning tea organised by the teams.’’
Staci Richardson was Flemings’ leading individual fundraiser, contributing $1000.
‘‘He pledged to sprint 40m for each dollar donated, however he didn’t realise how popular his post would be and is still completing his obligated 40m sprints for his sponsors with 3km of 40m sprinting to complete,’’ Mrs Mulham said.
Fleming Flyers team members were Staci Richardson, Keerthana Herath, Meghana Shanbhag and Anthony Jayawardena, and Fleming Flamingos members were Sharon Kingston, Sue McKenzie, Sue Mulligan and Leanne Mulham.
The third team, Flemings Favourites, is made up of Deni High students Annie Harvey, Kate Westcott, Abbie Whitethorn and Elena Mulham.
Inspired by the success of STEPtember, Fleming Partners have now set their sights on fundraising for the Navorina Nursing Home’s refurbishment project.
Fundraising initiatives will be implemented in the New Year, with a goal to raise $15,000, which will be matched by the Count Charitable Foundation.