Ipswich Cares Walk and Run 2016

On the 1st September, Cr David Morrison and Ipswich Cares Inc President Steve Hodgson will once again lead a team of walkers on a 50km walk from Rosewood to Springfield Central.

In its 7th year the walk raises awareness of the IPSWICH CARES initiative which challenges businesses, residents and friends of Ipswich to donate and raise funds to assist Ipswich Cares Inc in making a difference by supporting humanita

rian needs and projects.

Since 2007 IPSWICH CARES has helped fulfill the following projects:

  • 2007 PHILIPPINES – helped a village called Legaspi that was covered by a mud slide
  • 2008 ETHIOPIA – helped provide an Education Resource Centre
  • 2009 NORTHERN INDIA – helped deliver a kitchen, dining hall and solar energy to an orphanage
  • 2010 Bangladesh – help deliver fresh drinking water to a village
  • 2011 Rwanda – Helped setup a piggery
  • 2012 – Fresh Water Filters
  • 2013 – Fresh Water Filters and Educate Nepal
  • 2014 – Fresh Water Filters, a school and medical centre in Mozambique as well as renovating a playground at the House Of Love, situated in the Garbage Village in Egypt.
  • 2015 – Fresh water Filters and a school building project in Bali

IPSWICH CARES 2016 wants to once again help Compassion Australia supply fresh water filters to many families that usually drink from bacteria infested water as well as a recent mission trip to Ukraine.

Anyone can join the walk which leaves Rosewood at around 5am and finishes around 5pm at Orion Town Centre Springfield Central. The run leaves at the same time however arrives back much earlier. You can register to join the walk or run and fundraise or show your support by donating to a walker/runner.

PROJECT

GOAL – $20,000

HEADING – IPSWICH CARES 2016

IPSWICH CARES is an initiative which challenges businesses, residents and friends of Ipswich to donate and raise funds to assist Ipswich Cares Inc in making a difference by supporting humanitarian projects.

Since 2007 IPSWICH CARES has helped fulfill the following projects:

  • 2007 PHILIPPINES – helped a village called Legaspi that was covered by a mud slide
  • 2008 ETHIOPIA – helped provide an Education Resource Centre
  • 2009 NORTHERN INDIA – helped deliver a kitchen, dining hall and solar energy to an orphanage
  • 2010 Bangladesh – help deliver fresh drinking water to a village
  • 2011 Rwanda – Helped setup a piggery
  • 2012 – Fresh Water Filters
  • 2013 – Fresh Water Filters and Educate Nepal
  • 2014 – Fresh Water Filters, a school and medical centre in Mozambique as well as renovating a playground at the House Of Love, situated in the Garbage Village in Egypt.
  • 2015 – Fresh water Filters and a school building project in Bali

IPSWICH CARES 2016 wants to once again help Compassion Australia supply fresh water filters to many families that usually drink from bacteria infested water as well as a recent mission trip to Ukraine.

With various fundraising initiatives run in the month of September by businesses and residents to draw awareness to the project, there’s plenty of opportunities for you to support it. One of the annual events is the Ipswich Cares Rosewood to Springfield 50km Walk/Run which is on 1st September each year. You can register to join the walk/run or donate to a walker/runner on the event.

Mayor Paul Pisasale will launch IPSWICH CARES 2016 at a formal dinner at the Spring Lake Hotel on Wednesday 31st August, 2016. Cr Andrew Antoniolli will be our MC for the evening and we’ll be entertained by the amazing Tim McCallum and also well supported by Jonathon & Jodie Geange of 3rd Above. Tickets are $100 each or $1000 for a table. Call 3818 3100 or email info@ipswichcares.com.au to book your tickets or table today.

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