Alice Wong - Regional Showcase Manager
Fundraising for Cathy Freeman Foundation
Alice is a member of COASTAL Track and Trail Runners. She is the Elephant Trail Race Regional Showcase Manager and she is one amazing lady. She gives up her time for Volunteering and helps Fundraiser for many Charities that are close to her heart.
Alice has run all her life and has been a road runner. We have introduced her to trail running this year and she has just taken to it.
Alice is very Community driven and there to help where it is needed. While she continues on with the Elephant Trail Race, she is also taken on her next fundraising challenge, Cathy Freeman's Foundation. Please if you can help Alice with out and some wonderful kids and a fantastic Foundation, get behind her.
Coastal Sports and Fitness also collect sports shoes and equipment, that we donate to kids that need our help. We will have a drop off area at the race check-in's and race hub. We will give them to who needs them.
The following is a little bit about the Foundation Alice is supporting.
Cathy Freeman established the Cathy Freeman Foundation in 2007 to help Indigenous children and their families recognise the power of education and achieve their goals and dreams.
The Cathy Freeman Foundation programs broaden horizons and support Indigenous students to experience their full potential in school, and beyond.
The Foundation acknowledges the strength and wisdom that lies within remote Indigenous communities. Our work demands strong and trusting partnerships with community, elders and school leaders. We partner with communities for the long haul, as we journey through the complexities of the work required to create social change.
The Foundation works with 1600 Indigenous children and their families by partnering with four remote Indigenous communities. This includes:
Palm Island in northern Queensland since 2007;
Wurrumiyanga on Bathurst Island in the Northern Territory since August 2014;
Woorabinda in central Queensland since October 2014; and
Galiwin’ku in Arnhem Land, Northern Territory since January 2015.
The Foundation delivers five programs designed to travel the journey of a child’s education from Pre Prep through to Year 12. The programs focus on improving school attendance, behaviour and literacy and are effective in extending the children’s horizons and future opportunities. The Cathy Freeman Foundation inspires children to realise their own gold medal journey.