Hardware distributor, EMPR, has surpassed its goal of raising $200,000 for the Starlight Children’s Foundation (30+ wishes) over its five years of support at the City2Surf event. 2015 marks the fifth year EMPR has been supporting Starlight Children’s Foundation via the annual City2Surf event.
This year, it managed to raise $89,112, an increase of $12,500 from what it hoped for. It beat its record last year, which made 10 wishes for seriously ill children of Starlight come true, with the raise of a total of $62,022.
This has been an important milestone for the team as between 2010 and 2014, it raised $123,398 and was able to grant 19 wishes for seriously ill children in Australia. This set its target for 2015 to $76,602.
“With the help and support of our business partners, customers, family and friends, we have surpassed our goal this year. This will allow us to grant the wishes for over 13 sick kids this year, which is two more than we had originally hoped,” the company posted in a blog post.
In addition to passing its target, over the past five years, it has also had 350 registered runners in the City2Surf event, been the highest corporate fundraiser for the City2Surf for two consecutive years (2013 and 2014), and granted 33 Starlight Wishes.
“This is an amazing result for the entire EMPR Group, we could not have done this without our major sponsors and their driving forces each year,” the company stated in its post.
Some of its sponsors include: Micheal Elms at Hewlett-Packard; Mariana Thomas and Enzo Torillo at Toshiba Australia; Bill Shew at Whitehawk Advisors; Vishnu Naidu and Kevin Cranfield at Bentleys NSW; Gus Leone and Daniel Check at Commonwealth Bank; and Karen, Jack and Georgia Petersen at InVista Audio Visual.
“We would also like to say a special thank you to some of our business partners and friends and families who have been an amazing extension to the EMPR family with their fundraising efforts and support for Starlight,” it added.