Some people just don’t know when enough is enough!
As if organising a HUGE upcoming fundraising charity dinner for us wasn’t enough to tackle, Dave Vanags has jus completed the Great Wall of China Half-Marathon to raise funds for us.
Now, that’s not just any old half-marathon on the flat – Dave had to tackle 5,164 steps along the way – I’m tired just thinking about it. And it’s not as if he’s a seasoned marathon runner – this was Dave’s first.
To maximise the result for I Give A Buck! Dave arranged for a sponsorship page to be built on the website for the upcoming Vanags Family Charity Night and we did the same on the IGAB website.
Our Sponsor Dave Appeal raised $588
The Vanags Family Charity Night page raised…………
Well, actually, I don’t know how much it raised. They won’t tell me! David and his wonderful wife Tanya are keeping it a secret to be announced at the upcoming dinner on June 4th – meanies.
In the end, it really doesn’t matter what the number is.
What matters is that there are people in our world like Tanya & David Vanags; people willing to put themselves to the test for a cause that they believe in.
Organising a charity night is a very difficult thing to do. Organising one to be held in Sydney whilst you’re living in China is unimaginable. The Vanags are living in China for two years for Dave’s work but they didn’t let that stop them. Dave works long hours. Tanya has two pre-school aged children to look after in a foreign country. Yet, somehow, they’ve juggled work commitments, family illnesses, family bereavements, language barriers, distance barriers and a whole host more, to do something very special; something that will change so many little lives.
And they’ve managed to do it with smiles on their faces and love in their hearts. They are the loveliest people to work with, always happy and positive and encouraging. I consider myself blessed to have them as part of my life and I simply cannot wait to meet them on June 4th.
Barb Blashki – Founder
Australian children’s charity I Give A Buck Foundation of Australia Ltd assists children from disadvantaged families who also suffer from a life-threatening or life-altering illness or condition – with particular focus on terminally ill children.