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LINX team raises $32k for children’s charity

Intermodal freight operator LINX Cargo Care Group has raised over $32,500 for charity through a 24-hour treadmill challenge.

Around 200 LINX CCG employees around the country took part in the challenge, which ran from 9am on May 24 to 9am on May 25. Through the kilometres covered by the team the company raised over $32,500 for Very Special Kids, a children’s charity offering ongoing support for more than 900 families who have a child with a life-threatening condition.

Very Special Kids has for almost six years supported the family of LINX CCG Talent Acquisition Manager Tom Philbin, whose son was diagnosed with Dravet Syndrome, a genetic intractable epilepsy.

“My amazing colleagues at LINX Cargo Care Group are stepping up to the challenge for our second year,” Tom said.

“Not only did we run a treadmill for 24 hours at Very Special Kids in Malvern Victoria, but numerous treadmills were running around the country including Brisbane, Newcastle, Sydney, Griffith and many more all with the aim of having a great time and supporting Very Special Kids to beat last year’s fundraising total of $30,000.”

LINX CCG’s Chief Executive Officer Anthony Jones said the company was proud to include Very Special Kids in its Group Foundation.

“Having launched the foundation over a year ago, I am humbled to see our staff get behind this challenge,” he said. “Not only does it bring awareness of the great work the VSK charity does, it also creates fun and a real buzz across our group of businesses.”

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