03 June 2016

Cromwell staff cycle over 380kms to support rural health causes

The Cromwell Property Group Foundation raised nearly $5,000 for two rural health charities through Cromwell’s second State of Origin Cycling Challenge.

The May 26 challenge saw the Cromwell Queensland and New South Wales offices go head-to-head on stationary bikes to clock up the most kilometres within 7 hours and raise much needed funds for Black Dog Institute and Pink Angles, two charities which focus on health in rural Australia. The challenge encouraged staff members to work together as a team and inspired team wellbeing within the offices. 

Black Dog Institute aims to improve the lives of people affected by mental illness, including those in regional and rural areas, and Pink Angels supports Breast Cancer patients in the Dubbo region. 

For the second year running, Queensland took out the Cycling Challenge, cycling over 195kms and raising over $4,351. 

John Godwin, Cromwell Foundation Board Member said the Cycling Challenge was a great success. 

“Thank you to all the participating staff members and everyone who has shown their support – donations of any size make a huge difference. We are proud to be involved in raising much-needed funds for these important community charities,” Mr Godwin said. 

Cromwell Property Group established the Cromwell Foundation in 2014 to support health, education, social and community welfare, and humanitarian efforts in the community. 

The Cromwell Foundation seeks to support charities which may receive little public attention, but whose valuable work will benefit significantly through philanthropic support. 

Donations to the Cromwell Foundation of more than $2 are tax deductible. To donate, request a grant or seek more information, visit www.cromwellfoundation.org.au 

 

About the Black Dog Institute

The Black Dog Institute is a not-for-profit organisation and world leader in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mood disorders such a depression and bipolar disorder. The organisation aims to improve the lives of people affected by mental illness through the rapid translation of high quality research into improved clinical treatments, increased accessibility to mental health services and delivery of long-term public health solutions. For more information, visit www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/ 

About Pink Angels

Pink Angels, based in Dubbo, is an organisation which aims to support local Breast Cancer patients. The organisation - founded by Donna Falconer, a woman from regional NSW who was diagnosed with breast cancer - cares, helps and supports patients in the region on their journey by providing products and services to ease some of the pressure on their lives. For more information, visit www.pinkangels.org.au/ 

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