GHD Guppies swim to AUD30k for MS awareness

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28 May 2012

The GHD Guppies, a team of 15 swimmers from the engineering, architecture and environmental consulting company’s Canberra operations, recently participated in the annual Multiple Sclerosis (MS) 24-hour Mega Swim. The event has been created to generate awareness and raise support for MS Australia.

Team Captain Samantha Patterson says, “This is the third year that a team from GHD has taken part in the event and our involvement continues to grow. We always have a wide range of ages and fitness levels and it's a very rewarding event to be part of.”

Christine Allard, Business Services Manager for GHD in Canberra and a loyal supporter of the Guppies praised the team for their efforts. She said, “GHD is extremely proud of the Guppies who are so committed to this cause. They collectively raised more than AUD30,000 and took out first place as the highest fundraising team in the ACT for the third year in a row. Congratulations to Mark Williams, who took out the highest individual fundraiser collecting more than AUD11,000.”

“Apart from training hard, our people spent the last few months raising funds through various events culminating in a recent trivia night that was attended by GHD colleagues, friends and families.

“Many of the team and their supporters have been touched by MS in one way or another and this is a great example of One GHD at work for the community.”

 The GHD Guppies celebrate with former Olympian Petria Thomas (centre)

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