A dedicated group of 24 runners lined up to take part in this year’s Canberra Times Marathon Festival, to raise money and awareness for the life-changing work of Femili PNG.
The #RunforFemiliPNG team runners have raised $40,423.00. The runners competed in most categories of the marathon which included the 2k kids run, 5.4 K, 10k, half marathon and full marathon.
This year’s fundraising efforts where more important than ever, with the rise of COVID-19 cases being reported in Papua New Guinea, placing survivors and those at risk of violence in vulnerable situations.
Femili PNG CEO Ms. Daisy Plana acknowledged the amazing effort of the 24 runners who took part in raising money to support the organization’s work in PNG. She said, ‘’this initiative is uplifting and encourages us to continue in serving survivors of family and sexual violence amidst this pandemic.’’ She added that COVID-19 has posed many challenges for survivors in accessing services, but with such support, Femili PNG is encouraged to continue providing its services, especially for those individuals who are most vulnerable and high risk from going through further abuse.