August 4, 2017 Ben Lane

The chance to make a difference!

The streets of Melbourne came to life last weekend as thousands of runners hit the bitumen for Run Melbourne 2017.

This year I tackled the 10km run with my partner Josie and our great mate Penny, all challenging ourselves to tackle a distance a little longer than we usually run! Another challenge that many choose to take part in during Run Melbourne is the fund raising element. This was the first time I’ve done anything like this, so it gave me a lot of insight into how to run a little mini campaign journey in the build up to the big day.

I choose the wonderful charity Heartfelt, who’s amazing president Gavin Blue is someone I’ve worked with on many projects in his business as a professional photographer, and for the charity itself. Heartfelt is a volunteer organisation of professional photographers from all over Australia and New Zealand dedicated to giving the gift of photographic memories to families that have experienced stillbirths, premature births or have children with serious and terminal illnesses.

All these services are provided free of charge.

My ultimate aim was be to raise enough to donate one of their camera and printer kits to a hospital that is to far for a volunteer to make it to a session.

And we did it! With the help of all the wonderful donors, my target amount was reached and passed, so there will be some valuable money headed to Heartfelt!

ps I also got a new personal best time for the distance, so that counts as a double win doesn’t it? 😉

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