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Santos raises $55k for Cancer Council SA


02 Feb 2011

Major fundraisers Forbes McIntosh and Richard McCormick had the pleasure of presenting the Ochre Leader’s Jersey to Matt Goss following the Tour’s third stage.

Santos employees who raised funds through the Cancer Council SA’s Ride for a Reason program raised an impressive $37,036.40, making the group the largest fundraiser in Ride for a Reason.

Santos made a late charge in the week of the Tour to outrank the Škoda team.

Fundraising took place in a number of different ways.

Forbes McIntosh is to be commended for his initiative involving a large team of Santos cyclists on stationary bikes, which netted $10,000.

At the Cancer Council Classic around Rymill Park – curtain-raiser event to the Tour – 21 Santos employees joined Cancer Council volunteers to raise $1,919. Santos matched funds raised that day at the circuit and online, and also at the circuit at the final stage of the Tour. Total funds matched by Santos were $15,173.

Prompted by a proactive internal campaign, 80 Santos staff who took part in the Mutual Community Challenge Tour also raised funds for the Cancer Council SA, the Santos Tour Down Under’s charity partner.

Recognition goes to Santos’ highest individual fundraisers – Bill Wood with $3,482 and Richard McCormick with $3,275.

Well done to all who rode, shook the tin and gave generously.

Filed under: Community wellbeing, Employee achievements, Health, South Australia

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