Beyond Blue

3 Architecture & Access employees ‘walking the talk’

Shout out to Sarah, Nicla and Daniel

Architecture & Access employees have always been a generous group, and this kindness continues in 2021. In May three of our employees have donated their time and effort to raise funds for three different charities.

Sarah McCarthy, Access Consultant, braved the elements on the Mornington Peninsula, along some of the wildest and most rugged coastal trails in the world. Supporting Beyond Blue, Sarah and her team, the Laughing Ladies walked the 30km, in 6.5 hours, and taking 42,000 steps, from Point Nepean return. ‘Walking 1.5km along Portsea Back Beach was pretty challenging in very soft sand, I was thankful for the spa back at my friend’s house’, said Sarah. The Laughing Ladies raised an amazing $2,000.

Beyond Blue is dedicated to improving the lives of individuals, families and communities affected by anxiety, depression, and suicide – and creating change to protect everyone’s mental health.

Nicla D’Argento, Architectural Assistant VIC, frequently donates her time to various charity foundations. In May she helped raise funds to support seriously ill children and their families, by helping provide a home-away-from-home at Ronald McDonald House, whilst they receive critical care and treatment. The ‘Dance For Sick Kids Challenge’ started on 15 May, and Nicla danced for 30 minutes every day for a week.

On average, it costs Ronald McDonald House Charities $160 to support a family for one night. Nicla danced for a total of 120 minutes and raised $595, equating to over three nights of support.

On a beautiful Saturday in May, Daniel Craddock, Access Consultant QLD, spent his day walking 36 km from Byron Bay to Ballina. Every dollar raised on the Byron Coast Charity Walk contributed to keeping the Rescue Helicopter Service available 24/7, 365 days a year.

Daniel’s amazing effort raised $2,417 and helped support the flying intensive care units, AW139 helicopters. These helicopters cost $1,000 per hour in fuel, $1,000 per hour to run the engine, $1,500 for the airframe and for $500 avionics, a total of $4,000 per hour.

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