STAFF from Frogmore Creek winery at Cambridge have rallied together to raise $5,000 for Fight Cancer Foundation’s Hobart accommodation centre, John Opie House.
Through sponsorship for its participation in the Point to Pinnacle half marathon, Frogmore Creek’s “Team Frogmore” was able to reach its fundraising goal to help people living with cancer.
Partaking in regular training sessions in the lead up to Point to Pinnacle, Frogmore Creek chief executive officer James Skabo said all team members agreed that while the challenge they were facing was daunting, it was insignificant in comparison to the daily challenges faced by those affected by cancer.
“We are proud to support John Opie House and the work that Fight Cancer Foundation does to provide such an important facility for Tasmanians living with and fighting cancer,” he said.
Fight Cancer Foundation’s John Opie House offers comfortable, low-cost accommodation for patients and families requiring housing close to Royal Hobart Hospital during treatment and recovery.
The house provides overnight accommodation for up to 20 patients and their carers and aims to alleviate the financial stress and worry associated with frequent long-distance travel to access treatment centres.
“For the past two years we have been the host venue and sponsor for Fight Cancer Foundation’s Little Red Luncheon and will again in 2016, but the Point to Pinnacle event was a much tougher personal challenge for our team,” Mr Skabo said.
The Knight Frank Point to Pinnacle is a 21.4 kilometre half marathon from Hobart’s Wrest Point Casino to the pinnacle of Mount Wellington.
Team Frogmore is an initiative of the winery’s staff wellness program, “Frog Fit”.
As part of the Frog Fit program, the business will be working in conjunction with Hobart active wear store Lululemon to offer a series of yoga and brunch sessions in the coming months.
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