LOCAL businessmen, Lou Perta and Brenton Dunne are on a noble path to try and help raise $25,000 for four children who tragically lost both parents during a hostage situation on ANZAC Day last year.
The pair, along with many others from Perta Thomson Partners have been working tirelessly over the past four months putting the final touches on a ‘4 Kids Fun Run’ that will be held on Sunday, March 4 at Thomsons Beach in Cobram.
Lou said, “The tragic event that has left those four children without parents hit home to us at Perta Thomson as Ora Holt’s sister is married to one of our managers, Brenton Dunne. We consider all our employees to be part of our family and therefore felt we needed to do something to help these children who are now without their parents. So we have organised a running event in Cobram on March 4th, to hopefully raise $25,000 for these innocent kids.
“We all hear many different, sad things on the news but because this incident was so close to home, we decided we had to do something to give these kids as much opportunity in life as they can.
“I really have to pay credit to the pretty amazing people who have spent so much time and effort putting this fun run together. It will end up being a really nice day and we are planning on making it an annual event.”
Brenton said, “The impact on our lives has been indescribable. On top of the shock, disbelief, denial, anger and grief we are experiencing, we are now faced with the stark reality that there are four children aged five through to 10 that have been left without their mum and dad.
“As a manager at Perta Thomson Partners, I have been truly grateful to work with such a brilliant organisation. The support I have received from the firm during this time is incredible and in particular it was the brainchild of Lou. When he mentioned he wanted to do this fundraiser, I was blown away.”
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