Knox Grammar School, with it’s great reputation and standing in the community, has had a close connection with the local Special Olympics program for a number of years and has become a driving force in the growth of the Kuringgai Chase and Barry Easy Walk.
The Kuringgai Chase and Barry Easy Walk are about showcasing great connections in our community and Knox Grammar have got behind this event from the start providing ideas, facilities and direct involvement on the organising committee.
Such is the impact of the Knox Buddies, who run or walk with our athletes, our new logo stylises the “blue” Knox Buddy with an athlete, arms in the air in friendship and joy. In 2014 over 150 Knox Buddies, teachers and staff volunteered for the event.
McConnell Bourn have a fantastic reputation as a leading real estate agency for buying, selling or renting property from Roseville to Wahroonga. When we approached Matthew and Samantha Bourn about becoming involved their care and interest in supporting the local community shone through. Matt joined the organising committee for the 2014 event and has provided ideas, inspiration and support being instrumental in securing additional major sponsors.
SAS helps organisations turn large amounts of data into knowledge they can use, and they do it better than anyone. SAS have also played a key role the supporting the Special Olympics movement and have been major supporters of our local grass roots movement for many years. In typical fashion when approached to support the Kuringgai Chase and Barry Easy Walk their commitment to the cause was as strong as ever! Look out for the SAS teams participating in the event.
We welcome Peter Vickers & Associates, a well-known and respected local organisation that helps businesses and individuals to manage, protect and grow their wealth. When the Peter Vickers & Associates team understood the nature of the event and where the funds were needed they were keen to become involved, providing both financial support and staff involvement. We are truly excited to be working with the wonderful Peter Vickers & Associates team so please look out for them during the event.
From our very first meeting the team at Ku-ring-gai Council has been incredibly supportive and encouraging in taking the Kuringgai Chase and Barry Easy Walk from an idea to a reality – it feels like the whole KMC team is behind us! The Ku-ring-gai Council team have made introductions, provided advice & guidance and generally helped us “make it happen”. We thank them for the continued support.
The Ku-Ring-Gai Bush Fire Brigade are again providing amazing support for our 2015 event – over 20 members of the brigade volunteer their time every year to act as Traffic Controllers for the Kuringgai Chase and Barry Easy Walk. Not only that, Brigade Captain Mark Unsworth and Assistant Learning & Development Officer, Andrea Coleman joined the organising committee for the 2014 event providing support, encouragement and valuable experience. The Ku-Ring-Gai Bush Fire Brigade is a community based Fire Service operating within the Hornsby Kuring-Gai District, Region East of the NSW Rural Fire Service.
Participant and supporter engagement have always been a key focus for the Kuringgai Chase and Barry Easy Walk – the committee needed Young Wisdom to develop multi-channel communications embracing social networking strategies. Shahe Momdjian and his team have provided ideas and leadership that will see some exciting new initiatives for the 2015 event.
Our event sponsors are very special because they have supported us every year the event has been running.
Transdev – every year Transdev’s support has included event posters displayed in all buses as well as providing the great shuttle bus service between Turramurra Station and Claude Cameron Grove. We could not do without Transdev.
Eastern Road Quality Meats – when only the best sausages will do where else would we go but to Eastern Road Quality Meats. They do so much for the local community and we are truly appreciative of the great support they provide.
EPPING-EASTWOOD Lions Club – the Lions Club from Epping-Eastwood have been supporting Upper North Shore events for as long as anyone can remember so when it came to the best team to run our sausage sizzle where else would we go. Epping-Eastwood Lions Club team do a fantastic job and we are really appreciative of their support.