I miscounted slightly the first time. That, plus a donation the day afterwards brought our grand total to $3000.73 + 2 American dollars!
Well done, everybody. You may not realize this, but ALL of this amount comes back on you. YOU are our representatives. How you interact with the public translates into what we were able to collect. You want to know how highly the community thought of you on Saturday? Near the end of the day I was having a chat with Lachlan as he did his erg. There was a guy coming past and he stopped. I assumed he had a backpack from the way he was holding his bags, but when he put the first bags down, we could see that he had a disability of short arms. I went over and asked if I could help, but he said he was fine. He put the rest of the bags down, got out his wallet, and made a donation. I’m not sure about Lachlan, but I was pretty floored by the effort the man made to give his donation. Full respect, and a great reminder that what you do and what the community thinks of what you do, should never be underestimated.