Go team Datatrax! At the 2015 Canberra Running Festival, Operations Manager Joe Craddy, Art Manager Sacha Nixon, and CEO Paul Buckley ran a combined 63 kilometres in the half-marathon.
Now, after that stellar effort, Datatrax is raring to do it again and raise money for an excellent cause. Paul is now committed to running the full distance at the Blackmores Sydney Marathon and has commenced his fundraising efforts. All proceeds will be donated to Lifeline and Paul hopes to gain 100 supporters each pledging $42 – one for each kilometre of the run.
Lifeline provides essential crisis support and mental health awareness programs across Australia. Lifeline’s volunteer-run Telephone Crisis Support line is available 24/7 to take calls from people who are in crisis or considering self-harm, and the organisation is a leader, both as an Australian charity and in its work in suicide prevention. For more information on the Lifeline network and how to volunteer or make donations, visit Lifeline’s website. We feel that anyone can experience difficulties with mental health, and with local matters and accessible mental health services so near and dear to our hearts we are very pleased to be involved with this important community effort.
How to pledge
Support Paul as he embarks on the longest run of his life, and more importantly, donate to a great cause. Visit Paul’s Sydney Marathon fundraising page to make a donation; every dollar you give goes towards helping people in crisis receive free and confidential help. The race is on Sunday, 20 September, so we have five months to reach and exceed our target!
You can follow Paul’s progress on Facebook.