Businesses from around Lismore are being challenged to compete against Summerland Credit Union's Kirstie Salgram in the Paddle Challenge Cup in April. Photo: contributed
Businesses from around Lismore are being challenged to compete against Summerland Credit Union's Kirstie Salgram in the Paddle Challenge Cup in April. Photo: contributed contributed

Will you win the Lismore paddle challenge?

IF you fancy yourself as a bit of a rower, why not challenge Summerland Credit Union’s Kirstie Salgram over 200 metres for the chance to win $200.

The Paddle Challenge Cup has been organised to help Kirstie raise money to help her compete in the Credit Union Foundation of Australia’s CUFA Fiji Challenge.

As a nominated challenger, Ms Salgram will test herself physically, as well as mentally, as she works hard to raise funds for CUFA’s international projects before kayaking approximately 70 km in the pristine waters off Fiji.

While there, competitors will meet local villagers, see some of the people benefiting from CUFA projects and see exactly how their fund raising efforts are directly helping people to lift themselves out of poverty.

“Kirstie has put a challenge out to local businesses to enter one of their staff members in a race over 200 metres to be held on the Wilsons River next to the old rowing club on Friday April 29,” said a Summerland Credit Union spokesman.

“Businesses just need a $200 donation, a boat and a paddler.

“Handicapping may be necessary and a lot of fun is guaranteed.”

Contact Kirstie or Bruce Parry at Summerland Credit Union on 1300 802 222 to enter or for more details.

People who wish to donate but cannot compete, can make a donation at www.cufa.org.au/donations-fundraiser/kirstie-kayaks-for-a-cause/.



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