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Communications for an excellent cause

Krazy Kosci Klimb is an empowering challenge event with a difference. Red Radio Solutions is a big supporter and provides all the required communication equipment.

The annual Krazy Kosci Klimb was back again this year. On Saturday 13 February, the annual Krazy Kosci Klimb brought together 15 remarkable young people with a disability to achieve a seemingly unachievable challenge. Participants wheeled or walked along the summit track to the top of Mt Kosciusko.

This event sees a team of family, friends, corporate sponsors and Cerebral Palsy Alliance staff walk as one to complete the 18km hike to the top of Mt Kosciusko.

This year more than 200 people gathered to walk, challenge themselves and reflect on what they are achieving on this life changing day. It is an empowering event not just for the lead participant with a disability but for the team and all the support staff on the day.  Everybody comes together for a united goal.

“This year was another inspirational year we had 15 teams of which 6 participants where in wheelchairs and they all crossed the finished line exhilarated and with a great sense of achievement, said Jane Morgan, Event Manager, Cerebral Palsy Alliance.

Conquering this challenge sees each team cover 18.4kms, starting from Charlotte Pass, and walking or wheeling their way along the summit track to the top of Mount Kosciuszko and then returning back to Charlotte Pass.

Taking on Mount Kosciuszko is part of the journey. Each team worked together to fundraise in the lead up to the event, encouraging family, friends, work colleagues and the local community to donate in support.

Each team is sponsored by a corporate partner, who not only provide the funding for the team but also staff as part of the climb team.

“Each year we have some amazing corporate partners from Multiplex, Aristocrat Technologies, Clayton Utz, KPMG, Commonwealth bank and many other well-known companies that come back year on year to sponsor teams,” said Morgan.

Also, the event would not be possible without our supportive suppliers. One in particular is Red Radio Solutions, they have volunteered their services to the Krazy Kosci Klimb since the beginning.

“Casey-Lee Powell and her team ensure that all teams are safe and in communication throughout the day. This is no easy job, the day prior to the event they trek up the Summit Path and install a receiver to support over 40 handheld radios. On the day they manage three channels for logistics, chit chat and of course the emergency channels. Without this vital communication and professionalism, the event would not be possible. The team from Red Radio Solutions are part of the Krazy Kosci Klimb family and have committed to return every year to support a worthwhile cause,” said Morgan.

Red Radio Solutions are well known within the crane sector for managing the communications requirements for mobile and tower crane operations, Casey-Lee and her team have been providing state of the art solutions for years. Casey-Lee’s charitable work is less known.

“Like most organisations, particularly those in construction and especially in the crane sector, Red Radio Solutions likes to give something back to the community. We work with a number of charities and we’ve been involved in the Krazy Kosci Klimb and this was our 5th year of being involved,” said Powell.

“The Krazy Kosci Klimb is particularly special because you see these beautiful individuals achieve a goal they probably never dreamed they could manage. The look on their young faces, throughout the day, and the positive ‘can do’ attitude of supporting teams, is something to behold. I have tremendous respect for the Cerebral Palsy Alliance, and for everything they have set out to achieve,” she said.

Krazy Kosci Klimb is also about the fundraising for essential funding for the Accessible Gym and Sports Program at Cerebral Palsy Alliance. “This year through corporate sponsorship and fundraising we have raised almost $400,000, said Morgan.

Over the past six years, more than 110 young people living with a disability have walked the up to Mt Kosciusko and together with their teams have raised more than $1.3 million for Cerebral Palsy Alliance.

If your organisation would like to sponsor a team next year for this amazing event contact the Event Manager, Jane Morgan janemorgan@cerebralpalsy.org.au

To make a donation or learn more about the Krazy Kosci Klimb visit the website https://www.krazykosciklimb.com.au

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