Lachlan Clark and Amy Slocombe get set to cyclogaine.
Into the wild: Adrian Marshall and Greg Cowley.
Santos employees raised a total of $1,575 for the Asthma Foundation of SA at the organisation’s Take a Breather Charity Challenge: Rogaining.
A total of 376 people in 103 teams took part in the event, which raised more than $30,000 for Asthma SA. Santos was well represented, with employees and their family and friends forming ten teams to take to the trails of Bundaleer Forest near Jamestown, north of Adelaide.
David Bedson, chief executive of the Asthma Foundation of SA, thanked “everyone from Santos for participating and fundraising for the Asthma Foundation of SA”.
“We’re absolutely delighted with the success of the Take a Breather charity challenge.”
Rogaining is an outdoor strategy and adventure sport for all ages, in which participants walk, run or ride in teams of two to five, navigating with map and compass to collect hidden markers. Courses range in distance from 5km to 40km.
Following the event, competitors were treated to a gourmet barbecue and a few relaxing drinks before camping overnight.
The team of Adrian Marshall, Brad Maas and Greg Cowley led the Santos charge in the regaining event, finishing 13th overall, while Amy Slocombe and Lachlan Clark were the company’s only representatives in the cyclogaining event, finishing a creditable ninth overall.
Santos is providing $600,000 over three years to the Asthma Foundation of SA as part of the company’s extensive community support package. Santos also paid employees’ registration fees as part of its strategy to support staff in their fundraising efforts.
>> Visit the Take a Breather website.
Employee achievements, Health, South Australia