Run For Cover is a running event raising money for Women's Community Shelters. The event has been organised by Macquarie staff and funds raised will be matched by the Macquarie Group Foundation according to the staff matching policy. To participate in the event please register using the 'Register Now' button above. You can also create a personalised team fundraising page by selecting the 'Add your own team' button below. Event Details ------------------- Date: Thursday 25 Oct 2018 Time: 5pm-7pm Location: The Domain, Sydney Format: 5km run or walk Women's Community Shelter works with communities to establish new shelters, which provide short term emergency accommodation and support in a safe environment that enables homeless women to rebuild self-esteem and achieve control and fulfillment of their lives.
||Macquarie Asset Management||$2,352 Raised||10 Contributors||49 Ticket Sold||Donate|
||Corporate Operations Group||$867 Raised||7 Contributors||14 Ticket Sold||Donate|
||Risk Management Group||$305 Raised||2 Contributors||6 Ticket Sold||Donate|
||Commodities and Global Markets||$11 Raised||1 Contributors||Ticket Sold||Donate|
||Macquarie Capital||$30 Raised||0 Contributors||1 Ticket Sold||Donate|
||Banking and Financial Services||$53 Raised||1 Contributors||4 Ticket Sold||Donate|
||NPM||$2,686 Raised||10 Contributors||16 Ticket Sold||Donate|
||Westpac||$0 Raised||0 Contributors||Ticket Sold||Donate|
||Women's Community Shelters||$3,557 Raised||51 Contributors||50 Ticket Sold||Donate|
About Women's Community Shelters
Existing services cannot meet the demand for crisis accommodation for women who are homeless. More than one in two women across Australia who seek a bed in a crisis shelter are turned away every night, mostly due to a lack of space. And these are just the ones who find out they can ask for a safe place to go.
Women’s Community Shelters works with communities to establish new shelters, which provide short term emergency accommodation and support in a safe environment that enables homeless women to rebuild self-esteem and achieve control and fulfilment of their lives.
For a woman to get out of the situation she faces, she needs a range of support services, not just help finding affordable housing. These include access to counselling, health care, assistance to navigate government bureaucracy, legal help, further education and employment to reestablish control over her life.
Women’s Community Shelters offers a new and ground-breaking ‘tri-partite’ funding model in which Government, philanthropy/business and community all work to provide funding to establish and operate shelters.
In addition, WCS brings expertise in governance, intellectual property, professional development and project management support to communities looking to establish new shelters. With a strong and experienced Board and a highly professional team, WCS is focused on supporting each shelter to develop best practice and achieve positive individual outcomes for the women staying at the shelters, while remaining cost efficient.
All are welcome. Staff, family and friends.
All donations will go directly to the WCS and you will receive a Tax Invoice for your full donated amount. We recommend a minimum $30 per person amount for donations but children under 16 do not need to consider donating.
There will be marshals spread over the course directing runners where to go. They should also be able to follow other runners along the course.
Timing chips and running bibs will be issued to all participants who have registered.
The event is donation based only so participants should take that into account when registering.
It will still be possible to register on the day but administratively it will be easier for everyone if people register beforehand. The more notice the better.
We will have an area for people to leave their bags and belongings but it will not be a secured, ticketed area. All efforts will be made to keep these bags safe but no responsibility will be had for anything that gets lost or stolen.
Of course! It is a fun event which caters to all. We have serious runners, lots of walkers and even families with their babies on a pram