Point to Pinnacle – Climb to Recovery
Point to Pinnacle event in support of the Lucy Henry ‘Climb to Recovery’ campaign to raise funds for the Royal Hobart Hospital Burns Unit.
Each year the Tasmania Police Charity Trust organise a team to participate in the iconic Point to Pinnacle event, the 21.4km course from Wrest Point Casino to the pinnacle of Mt Wellington. This year the team participated in support of the Lucy Henry ‘Climb to Recovery’ campaign.
Lucy is a burns patient who has been greatly assisted over the years by the Royal Hobart Hospital Burns Unit. In an effort to say thank you, and in order to recognise the excellent work of the Burns Unit, she set herself a goal of raising funds. The campaign was extremely successful, and through the support of individuals and organisations such as the Tasmania Police Charity Trust, she has managed to raise over $36,000.
The Tasmania Police Charity Trust team comprised 53 participants, encouraged to raise funds through sponsorship. To ensure entrants were well trained for the event, Michelle Lawler, Personal Trainer was engaged. She helped participants reach their ultimate fitness in weekly training sessions, including sessions on the mountain in the final weeks leading up to the big event.
The Point to Pinnacle event is a personal achievement for all those who enter and although the course is difficult, most participants advise they would do it all again next year!
A media event was held on 8 December 2010 in the Burns Unit, attended by Commissioner Hine who presented the Tasmania Police Charity Trust contribution of $3,459.75.
Further to that presentation, additional monies were received. The Tasmania Police Charity Trust team contributed a grand total of $3,730.75 to this most successful campaign”.
(21 November 2010)