The Colin Biggers & Paisley Foundation is delighted to announce the success of its key fundraiser campaign for 2023, Stand Up for RizeUp, supporting families affected by domestic and family violence.

RizeUp Australia is the Colin Biggers & Paisley Foundation's major charity partner. RizeUp's mission is to drive awareness of domestic and family violence within society by generating life-changing, practical support for families affected.

Recognising the immense impact RizeUp Australia has had on the community over the past eight years and the countless number of families it has supported, the team of 71 people from Colin Biggers & Paisley embraced the challenge of completing 88,000 steps in just 8 days.

Together, the team raised an incredible $25,896 to support the RizeUp Homes Program. The RizeUp Homes Program sets up and furnishes the homes sourced by specialist services to support women and children who are fleeing from a violent household. RizeUp's programs support and empower these courageous families via specialist domestic and family violence organisations. When a family leaves a refuge, RizeUp furnishes their new accommodation with everything they need to make it a home, so they can make a fresh start. 

Colin Biggers & Paisley's partnership with RizeUp Australia reinforces the practice's commitment to making a positive change for the families affected by domestic and family violence. RizeUp’s programs promote women’s independence and decision-making in public life and relationships, which is a key outcome to preventing domestic violence.

About Stand Up for RizeUp 

Over 8 days, participants in the challenge completed 88,000 steps (11,000 steps per day) and raised funds for RizeUp Australia. The virtual challenge encouraged our teams to connect in small groups, exercise and have fun, while making a meaningful contribution to the families RizeUp supports. 

Dates: 15 May - 22 May
Virtual Race: Run, hike and walk 88,000 steps anywhere, anytime between 15 - 22 May

The fundraising target was $500 per person. Teams and individuals signed up to participate in the challenge. There was healthy competition amongst the group and fundraising incentives to keep people connected and create some healthy competition. Examples include a daily photo challenge - participants were asked to send in a photo from their daily walk with their Stand Up for RizeUp water bottle. Photos were shared with the entire office daily.

The Colin Biggers & Paisley Foundation matched campaign donations for each individual over the 5 days ensuring every dollar raised during this period had double the impact.

 Nicolle Edwards, CEO, RizeUp Australia, commented:

"In Australia, domestic and family violence is disturbingly common. It is one of the main drivers of homelessness among women, children and men. It affects everyone - all races, religions and social classes. Colin Biggers & Paisley's efforts and the engagement received from all the participants during the challenge is a testament to their commitment to RizeUp Australia and creating meaningful change in the lives of families affected by domestic violence. We are grateful for this partnership and will continue to work closely with the Foundation."

Tamara Sims, Head of Pro Bono and Responsible Business, commented:

These challenges and fundraising campaigns have become such an important part of the Colin Biggers & Paisley culture. Our impact and the work we do for our community is a significant priority for the practice. We will continue to do our best to ensure our teams are engaged and create opportunities to foster our partnership with RizeUp Australia.

For more information please contact Linda Branton on 02 8281 4594 or linda.branton@cbp.com.au.

 

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