Bloody Great Time on the ‘Bloody Long Walk’
Giving back to the community is a big part of the Synergy ethos. The team did just that in a very real (and exhausting!) way in early September when they took part in The Bloody Long Walk for mitochondrial disease, raising over $2,000 in the process.
Kathy, Ross, Angie and Stuart laced up their sneakers and completed 35km of walking; in fact, they were the only corporate team to enter the Sunshine Coast walk.
“It was long and hard, but it felt so good,” Kathy said. “Mito is a debilitating genetic disorder that robs the body’s cells of the energy they need to function properly. So the symbolism of walking for those who struggle to walk, was powerful.”
The Synergy team walked with thousands of other participants from Coolum Beach, along the Maroochy River, and finished up at Mooloolaba Beach.
“This is one of those challenges that we will never forget,” Kathy said. “It was certainly not what my normal Sunday looks like, but I am so proud of our team for getting out there, completing the course and raising some good money for the foundation which will contribute in fighting this awful disease. And to do it with my Synergy team mates was hugely gratifying – not to mention fun!”
Exhausted but happy, Kathy said the feel-good factor was long-lasting. “Community service puts us outside ourselves in a way that allows us to see a different path, a different perspective. We really try and give back to our community in a meaningful way and try to make a difference.”
She said whether you choose to support a large national cause or a smaller local charity, making a donation or doing a charitable act has such a positive impact.
“When we give back, we feel good. And every donation – no matter how small – can make a huge difference to those in need. Our Synergy Accountants team is so proud to have positively impacted someone’s life – just by walking!”
The team would like to thank every single person who donated to their Bloody Long Walk.
“We were overwhelmed by the support we received. In fact, we exceeded our initial target and were able to hand over more than $2,000 to the Mito Foundation. It was a pretty great moment.”
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