Lauriston Girls’ complete their own treadmill challenge

Following on from the success of our 24 Hour Treadmill Challenge, Lauriston Girls’ School has completed its own treadmill challenge to raise $51,285 for Very Special Kids.

In continuous motion for six hours, the 11 treadmills at the Lauriston Girls’ School were propelled by 188 students, ranging in age from 10 to 18 years.

The girls took on the fundraising challenge by raising money in groups and their wonderful effort has collectively delivered more than 40 nights’ accommodation in our hospice for children with life-threatening conditions.

Lauriston Girls’ School principal Susan Just said she was pleased the students had found a healthy way to help Very Special Kids.

“Inspired by Very Special Kids Hospice and wanting to do more than just bring in money, a number of the senior girls set about organising the event. The girls wanted to extend themselves and work for the contribution they make to their community.

“We are all motivated by the work of nurses and carers at Very Special Kids Hospice, who typically spend six hours on each shift on their feet, and sometimes running, while caring for critically-ill and high-needs children,” Susan said.

The treadmills were generously donated to Lauriston Girls’s School by The Fitness Generation, who also supply all the equipment for the Very Special Kids 24 Hour Treadmill Challenge.