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Stepping out for a good cause

26 September 2014

Stepping out for a good cause

Salvation Army supporters took part in a 4.2km walkathon to raise funds for Aged Care Plus' annual fundraiser for the Army. (Photo by Adam Hollingworth)  

Salvation Army supporters put on their walking shoes to raise funds for Aged Care Plus’ annual walkathon on 12 September.  

To date, more than $65,000 had been raised across 19 Aged Care Plus locations throughout the Army’s Australia Eastern Territory.  

All funds raised will go towards helping drought-affected areas in south Queensland and northern NSW, provide a beach holiday for disadvantaged children from Indigenous communities in far north-western Queensland, and a women’s community empowerment program in North India.  

“At Aged Care Plus we are dedicated to transforming lives and we don’t just want to do that for people in our care, we want to do it for so many more communities and right across The Salvation Army,” said Sharon Callister, Chief Executive Officer for Aged Care Plus.  

“Every donation you make helps us reach our goal so we can provide the support we want to for those communities.”  

Business partners Grindley, Catering Industries and Pacific Brands also brought teams to complete the walkathon and raise money for The Salvation Army.  

For the first time, Aged Care Plus ran the walkathon from its new office building in North Ryde. In previous years, the walkathon has been held at Hyde Park in Sydney.  

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