Race to Raise 2019
Thank you to all our donors, we have met our fundraising goal.
On February 10th 2019, we achieved our goal: we managed to raise over $35,000 and cover the cost of Palmera working with the village of Colony for a whole year.
Let me rewind a little.
In 2019, we ran Race to Raise for the third year running. We raced through Sydney’s Central Business District to the finish line, and got sponsored to do this. We came up with this annual fundraising event to support a village in North-Eastern Sri Lanka called Colony. From the beginning, we were committed to supporting Colony for its full seven years with Palmera. Each year over the last three years, we have grown and grown. And this year, we managed to raise enough to support Colony for all of 2019.
But we didn’t do this on our own. Far from it. We were running on behalf of our 701 supporters as well as all of the villagers living in Colony.
We are overawed. We are grateful. We are beyond inspired by your generosity. Over seven hundred people believed in us; believed in Palmera; and believed in the ability of Colony’s villagers to make the most of our hand up. The villagers are made up of farmers who are dedicated to improving the quality of their cattle, women who have escaped physical and sexual violence to lead their community, and children who offer the hope of moving from a grim past to a bright future.
We did this together: Race to Raise