USC students join the Buderim Foundation in going Street by Street

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A group of University of the Sunshine Coast students will join the Buderim Foundation in holding a Street by Street fundraising showcase to launch the new Street by Street Challenge and help raise money for the Foundation’s B150 Community Challenge.

Public Relations students, Oceana Kovacs, Stephanie Lauchlan, Mia Lundkvist, Christie O’Sullivan and Emma Street, mentored by Michelle Smytheman from Reflected Image PRoductions, are excited to be putting their PR skills into practice.

Emma Street said she was excited to be part of a worthwhile community project and the event was a great opportunity to apply her classroom learning and get some real-world experience.

“It is rewarding to be able to help and contribute to such a worthwhile organisation, and encourage others to do the same,” Miss Street said.

The students are organising a fundraising showcase that will provide Buderim street communities with fun and easy fundraising ideas that they can then use for their own efforts.

The Street by Street Challenge involves neighbours getting together, and possibly even challenging other streets, to reach fundraising targets while also increasing the awareness of the Buderim Foundation and what it does for the community.

Mia Lundkvist said that the students enjoyed brainstorming simple and effective fundraising ideas that could be showcased at the event and copied by Buderim residents.

“We are hopeful Buderim street communities will take up the fundraising challenge and most importantly have fun with their neighbours,” Miss Lundkvist said.

The Street by Street Challenge Fundraising Showcase will be held on Saturday, 19 May at the Buderim War Memorial Hall, from 10am – 1pm.

It will be a fun day for the whole family with live music, delicious baked goodies and homemade lemonade for sale, car wash, sausage sizzle, rummage sale, kids activities and more.

Miss Lundkvist said she hoped the event would attract over 100 people, and they could recruit a minimum of 150 street coordinators on the day.

The Buderim Foundation’s B150 Community Challenge, part of Buderim’s 150th birthday celebrations, aims to raise money to take their investment fund to $1million.

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