Every step worth a buck for BGF

Every step worth a buck for BGF

Tim Blanshard has joined the growing list of people running in this year’s City2Surf to raise money for queer community organisations.

Blanshard, who last ran the gruelling race 10 years ago, will pull on his joggers this year to raise money for the Bobby Goldsmith Foundation. He is currently sitting second on the ladder of runners who have raised the most cash for charity.

“I thought entering the City2Surf would be a great way to raise some money for the Bobby Goldsmith Foundation and get a little fitter at the same time,” Blanshard said.

“BGF is a high-profile, long-running charity that does quality work for PLWHA. I admire and respect the team at BGF and hope my efforts go a little way to helping out.”

The Bobby Goldsmith Foundation is always looking for everyday heroes to continue its ongoing work providing practical, emotional and financial support for people living in poverty with HIV/AIDS.

Blanshard said he entered this year’s event because he is training to go to Buenos Aires in September with Australia’s only gay soccer team, the Sydney Rangers, to play in the Gay World Cup.

But while his fitness levels are improving, so are the coffers at BGF. And if he raises the most money overall, Blanshard will win an additional $15,000 for the Bobby Goldsmith Foundation.

“Initially my target was $1,000 but I have now raised over $3,000 so I’m very grateful to all those who have supported me so far,” he said.

You can support both Tim and the Bobby Goldsmith Foundation by making a donation at http://city2surf.everydayhero.com.au/tim_blanshard.

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