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Q1 climb fundraising for Indigenous Youth

A major fundraiser will see 12 Bond University students climbing Australia’s tallest residential building on Friday, November 21.

The students will complete the Q1 SkyPoint Climb in order to raise funds for The Kununurra Project, an indigenous youth initiative.

Fundraising director Emily MacDonald said she hopes to raise awareness about The Kununurra Project in the wider community by doing such an unusual fundraiser.

“It’s the first hands-on fundraiser we have done, the first time people who aren’t going on the trip can help out with fundraising,” she said.

“It’s engaged a wider range of students in the project and we’ve injected a passion into them that they otherwise wouldn’t have had.

“We want to raise enough money to potentially fund an entire trip, because each trip costs us between $5000 and $7000.”

The Kununurra Project is an initiative of the Bond University Student Philanthropy Council and it promotes personal development in indigenous youth.

Eight Bond students travel to the remote Kimberley region of Kununurra in Western Australia for two weeks in both July and September.

They volunteer in conjunction with Save the Children to help to run a school holiday program.

“What the Bond students hope to achieve is to help Save the Children, who are permanently there, have the man-power to keep all these kids busy for an entire day,” she said.

“There are a lot of issues with juvenile crime over the school break and we provide that positive community engagement.”

Ms MacDonald said the funds raised would lower personal costs for each volunteer and allow more activities to be funded for the Kununurra children.

Each student is aiming to raise $250 before the climb and each have goFundme pages.

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