UWS staff sweat it out for a good cause

UWS staff on bikes

University of Western Sydney staff joined more than a hundred executives to swap their suits for lycra at Parramatta Park this morning for the inaugural Coleman Greig Executive Challenge.

Among the crowd were eight UWS staff competing in 12 kilometre runs and 40 kilometre rides to raise money for Northcott Disability Services and St Gabriel’s School for hearing impaired and intellectually disabled students.

Ric Lovell from the School of Science and Health and Murray Wesson from the School of Law placed third and fifth in the running event, providing strong competition for the opposing teams from organisations including PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Lexus/Toyota, St George and SmithHancock.

The event was organised by Coleman Greig law firm to encourage a healthy and community based approach to fundraising that also works around the busy schedules of executives.

Ben in wheelchair

UWS student Ben Keyte is a life-long client of Northcott who suffers from a congenital condition that inhibits joint development.

“Over the years Northcott has supported me and my entire family,” he says.

“They provided my first wheelchair and helped me achieve my dreams of playing wheelchair soccer overseas.”

Northcott Disability Services is a not-for-profit organisation providing support to more than 11 thousand families living with a disability in NSW and the ACT.

Contact UWS Development for further information.


1 November 2013

Contact: Mark Smith, Media Officer

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