Lockton Proudly Supports Team Eadie in the Krazy Kosci Klimb

About Krazy Kosci Klimb

Lockton proudly sponsored Team Eadie for the Krazy Kosci Klimb on the 9th-11th of February 2024—a remarkable event designed to empower young individuals with cerebral palsy or similar disabilities. The challenge involved a daunting 19 km trek up and down Mount Kosciuszko, Australia's highest peak.

The Krazy Kosci Klimb consisted of fifteen lead participants, along with their support teams and families, taking on the challenge and showcasing the power of resilience and community support.

Lockton's Community Partnership with Cerebral Palsy Alliance

As part of Lockton's commitment to making a positive impact, we sponsored Team Eadie for the Krazy Kosci Klimb. Team Eadie comprised four dedicated Lockton team members—Gavin Doherty, David Maher, Shweta Nimkar, and Craig Simpson. Their mission was not only to support Eadie conquer the mountain but also to raise vital funds for the Cerebral Palsy Alliance, providing essential funding for qualified exercise physiologists and the purchase of specialised equipment that supports exercise and sporting programs for teenagers and adults with physical disability.

Cerebral Palsy Alliance is a global not-for-profit organisation of expertise for cerebral palsy research, advocacy, intervention, and innovation in assistive technology.

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The Climb and Team Eadie's Colorful Journey

With her infectious spirit, Eadie requested a colourful and comfortable theme for her team in preparation for the climb. Embracing the challenge, Lockton combined their outfits with dye t-shirts, DIY straw hats, tutus with LED lights, and a vibrant attitude that perfectly reflected their commitment to the cause.

On the day of the climb, despite a chilly start with temperatures at 1 degree in Kosciuszko National Park, the weather turned out to be spectacular. Eadie, who had trained for months for this moment, walked the entire 19km with no assistance and emerged as a true champion. Team Eadie and Lockton even earned the title of Best Dressed.

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Lockton’s Craig Simpson, National Manager - Premium Strategy & Analytics, shared his thoughts: "It was a privilege to participate in the Krazy Kosci Klimb. We learned about the impactful work of the Cerebral Palsy Alliance and witnessed 15 young people achieve something remarkable by reaching the top of Australia. The excitement, determination, and tears at the end were deeply moving."

Lockton Participant Gavin Doherty also shared insightful reflections on his experience with the Krazy Kosci Klimb. He emphasised the importance of empowering change through influence, prioritising actions over words, embracing different abilities, continuing to learn, leading with kindness and finding the courage to push through boundaries.

David Maher, Client Manager, People Solutions commended Cerebral Palsy Alliance for orchestrating an incredible event that enabled young people with cerebral palsy to realise their ambitions and goals. He expressed pride in being associated with such a meaningful cause and acknowledged the event as an unforgettable experience.

Making a Difference, One Step at a Time

With Lockton's team members dedicated to the cause and the generous support of donors, they raised an impressive sum of almost $16,000, and Krazy Kosci Klimb raised a significant $472,528 in total.

While the climb to the top of Mt Kosciuszko marked a significant achievement, Lockton's commitment to making a difference in the lives of individuals with cerebral palsy or similar disabilities persists. Lockton extends its heartfelt thanks to all supporters and sponsors for the incredible impact and contribution towards the Cerebral Palsy Alliance.

To support Team Eadie and make a difference, you can donate directly here (opens a new window)

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