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Premature start prompts a race to the end

Sydney, 24 Aug 2015

Almost $90,000 was raised for a charity close to the heart of one of Macquarie’s Sydney employees, whose youngest son was born three months premature.

Eighteen staff from Sydney’s Financial Management Group helped raised the money as part of their participation in The Sydney Morning Herald’s 21.2 km half-marathon event.

Together with the support of the Macquarie Group Foundation, the team was able to make a sizeable contribution to Running for Premature Babies, a charity which supports the equipment and research needs of the Royal Hospital for Women’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

Macquarie employee Ivan Power received a special thank you for becoming the highest individual fundraiser in the history of the charity.

For many of the Macquarie team, it was either their first running event, or their first long-distance event, but weekly training sessions helped prepare them for the challenge of running alongside 12,000 other people.

Image caption: Two of the Macquarie employees from the Running for Premature Babies team.