Kayaker Kirstie’s splash for cash

We’ve said it before but it’s worth repeating: the ever more inventive ways CUFA supporters find to raise funds knocks our socks off. Kirstie Salgram from SCU gets the award for paddle queen this month. Kirstie is off to Fiji in June to take part in CUFA’s Kayak Challenge. She not only came up with the novel and brilliant idea of a fund raising paddle on Lismore’s Wilsons River, she also pulled off this logistical challenge in quite some style.

The kayak challenge attracted 10 willing paddlers, including the local member for Page, Kevin Hogan, plus dignitaries from Lismore Chamber of Commerce and Lismore City Council. Kirstie more than demonstrated how ready she is to take on her Fiji Kayak Challenge next month – despite her very sporting 10-second handicap, she still managed to paddle into an impressive second place behind the winner, Tursa’s Lyndal Norris. Needless to say, supporters splashed out in style, and donated a whopping $2,000 towards Kirstie’s cause.

“It just makes all the fundraising for the children in Fiji worthwhile, when I can get the support of Summerland and everyone that came. I’m really impressed with the turnout!” said Kirstie.

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SOK LY is a Village Entrepreneur sponsored by Summerland Credit Union. She said: “I am so grateful and thankful for your support. I now can run my business well and have some money to pay for my children’s education and provide basic necessities.”

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