GYC students push the limits for a good cause

10 August 2023|Community News, Education, Fitness Feature| Off Comments off on GYC students push the limits for a good cause|

Nine student leaders from Guilford Young College recently took part in the Push Up Challenge, nominating Aurora Disability Services as the beneficiary of their fundraising efforts.

Founded in 2017, the Push Up Challenge is an annual national fundraising event open to workplaces, gyms and schools who work together throughout June to complete a target number of push ups. This year’s Challenge raised more than $14 million for mental health support.

Guilford Young students raised $521.66 for Aurora Disability, which provides services, care and support for adults with intellectual, physical, sensory and psychiatric disabilities, and respite for families and carers.

The donation will help Aurora assist people with disability to acquire practical skills and socialise with peers and members of the community.

Aurora Disability managing director Joy Cairns OAM thanked her Guilford Young College neighbours on behalf of her team.

“Aurora Disability Services has enjoyed a wonderful relationship with Guilford Young College for many years,” she said.

“To be presented with a cheque from amazing student leaders was a wonderful gesture.

“Their demonstrated care for those less fortunate in our community is truly commendable.

“We are so very grateful that the students chose Aurora Disability Services as their nominated charity to receive such a generous gift.”

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