Goran digs deep for charity
Goran wanted to make a difference. After learning of the inspiring work of Camp Quality and Radio Lollipop, he set himself a very unique and creative challenge.
To raise money for each of these charities, Goran looked to the past and decided he was going to attempt to set a new world record. He was going to dig the longest trench by hand in the span of 24 hours.
“The inspiration to dig a trench came from the hard work people did in constructing the world we live in today. In the old days most of the construction work was done by hand. I would like to remind us that in the past there was no mechanical means to excavate a trench, and it was all blood, sweat and tears." - Goran
After creating his own fundraising page, he set about to draw businesses and individuals to donate to the cause. In the lead up to the dig, he brought on board companies like Brentnalls WA, South Australia Power Networks, Reilly Contractors, Fortix and Toyota, each of whom made donations to support the work that Camp Quality and Radio Lollipop do.
"All proceeds will go to the children’s charities Camp Quality and Radio Lollipop. I came across Camp Quality through a dear friend of mine who is part of their leadership team. Some of the stories he shared with me touched my heart so I decided that I must do something to help this great cause.
On the other side, I have supported Radio Lollipop in the past, who puts smiles on kids’ faces by doing some amazing entertainment in many hospitals across Australia, and the world.
My heart goes out to all the parents and kids going through unimaginabley tough times with such bravery, optimism and resilience; finding the will to celebrate every moment in life more than most of us. I want to contribute to all these heroes in our community, making their lives better through the great work Camp Quality & Radio Lollipop do." - Goran
Yesterday, using only a shovel and his perseverance, Goran set a new world record! In 24 hours he moved over 30 tonnes of dirt, and his fundraising campaign generated $16,127.20! Once the trench was completed, Goran hauled a piece of electrical cable to mark the end of the challenge - a simple way to mark a tremendous effort. Check out the drone video for highlights of the day.
From everyone at Camp Quality, we'd like to say a huge thank you to Goran to those who supported his efforts! It's inspiring to see everyday Australians doing the extraordinary for selfless causes.
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