Territorians raise big bucks for CanTeen
IT’S not every day you jump out of a perfectly good aeroplane, but that’s exactly what 16 brave Darwinites did recently.
In a bid to raise money and awareness for CanTeen, the group took part in an initiative called ‘Courage for CanTeen’ where they faced their fears and completed a 12,000ft skydive on November 19 at Lee Point Beach.
Collectively, the daredevil Territorians managed to raise around $100,000.
This will enable CanTeen to provide continued support to local kids and families affected by cancer. NT partnerships manager Cara Finneran said this year’s ‘Courage for CanTeen group’ did an “amazing” job.
“The 16 skydivers that were on board were all really passionate about the cause, which was fantastic to see,” she said.
“The skydivers went out to all their networks and got some key supporters involved.
“So it was great that the whole Darwin community got behind us. With the money raised this year, we will be able to fund 2200 hours of support to our young people through recreational days, programs and interstate opportunities.”
The concept of ‘Courage for CanTeen’ was born last year and Ms Finneran said she hopes to see even more money raised at the 2018 event.
“Every year you like to improve and obviously we hope we can raise even more.
“But above all it’s about raising awareness and spreading the word about our services for young people aged 12-25 who are affected by cancer,” she explained.
Courage for Canteen 2017