In March, eight Australian colleagues completed the Whitelion Three Peaks Challenge 2020, raising over $12,000 for the charity.
In 33 hours, from Saturday morning until Sunday night, our Colleagues reached the summit of three peaks in Australia: Mount Bogong (VIC), Mount Kosciuszko (NSW – the highest mountain in Australia) and Mounts Majura and Ainslie (ACT).
The climb was both physically and mentally challenging. The support and camaraderie of other climbers enabled our colleagues to dig deep and pull together to achieve their goal - to raise money to give all young people equal opportunities to succeed.
One of our participants, Nick Hallworth said: "What an incredible experience! Watching the sunset from Australia's highest point is something I'll remember for a long time. And getting to do it with a great team of people, while raising money for an important cause made it even more special. Thanks to Sage Foundation for the opportunity!"
I am proud to say that the entire team completed the challenge and raised $12,160. Sage Foundation contributed another $3000 AUD (£1500), bringing the total to $15,000 AUD.
Congratulations to all involved for their fantastic achievement: Adrian Heng, Nick Hallworth, Au Hii, Alex Kelly, Marco Calarese, Sandra Sosa, Rohan DuHeaume and Eric Mah.
By Rebecca Harris,
Sage Foundation Manager