EACH year in March the community gets together and ‘hits the ground running’ raising money for a worthwhile cause during the Numurkah Fun Run proudly hosted by St Joseph’s Primary School. This year’s Numurkah Fun Run event to be held on Sunday, March 19 will be no different, with organisers announcing support for locally founded KidzFix Rally.
KidzFix Rally was founded by a local group of families with the initial idea coming from local men Stephen Clark and Fizz Mayberry, since then the event has grown year on year raising money to improve the lives of sick and disadvantaged children both locally and across Australia.
Fizz said, “This year will be 20 years of doing bashes for us, and over that time we’ve raised in the vicinity of $600,000, just our little team.
“It was all Clarky’s idea 20 year’s ago. We had young families, we were self employed… next thing we’ve brought a car, put a team together and that was it. That’s what started it all.
“We’re very lucky with the support we’ve received from sponsors over the years and we’re certainly very appreciative.”
Numurkah Fun Run committee member, George Lester said, “We chose KidzFix as our local charity this year because they are local and they do a wonderful job raising money for kids in need. Each year we try and choose a different local charity to support, in year’s past we’ve supported our emergency services especially preceding major flood and fire events which have impacted the town as well as the Numurkah Hospital rebuild. Supporting our local community is what we’re all about.”
You can learn more about KidzFix and follow their progress at www.kidzfix.com.au or to be a part of this year’s Numurkah Fun Run you can register at www.sjnumurkah.catholic.edu.au or phone 5862 1804. Pre-registration is required by Friday, March 16.