STAFF and students at Charles Sturt University (CSU) in Bathurst have raised more than $8600 by staging the inaugural CSU Amazing Race to support local cancer support organisation Daffodil Cottage.
The CSU Amazing Race was staged over the past two Wednesday afternoons.
Head of Campus at CSU in Bathurst Professor Jo-Anne Reid said the 2015 event aimed to generate awareness of and funding for the building extension project of the Daffodil Cottage cancer support unit.
“Our ongoing aim is to raise over $5000 each year for a project that will benefit the Bathurst community, as well as link and engage the spirit of the University community,” Professor Reid said.
“Well done to all the teams and their supporters who took part and contributed their goodwill, good humour and good competitive spirit to make the inaugural CSU Amazing Race such a great success.
“My particular thanks go to the organising team, our student interns, and our wonderful student web developer, Todd McIntosh. It is great to see the community spirit that has extended across the whole campus, involving both students and staff.”
Professor Reid said by the end of counting at 3pm on Wednesday $5644 had been raised through registered donations, plus an additional $540 which was collected in the Daffodil Cottage buckets.
“It is an ‘amazing’ anonymous donation of $2000 that has brought the total to $8684,” Professor Reid said. “The University is particularly grateful to this donor, whose generosity gave us the initial incentive and then spurred us on with the promise of the matching funding.
The Creative Comm-rades team topped the leader board at the end of the race by raising $1033 in donations, closely followed by Crouching Frog, Hidden Librarians which raised $1007.
The Challenge Race winning team was the Terrific Teachers, with the Crouching Frog, Hidden Librarians runners-up.