Congratulations to Integrity Financial Services financial adviser Mark Rees on taking out this year’s annual Moomba Birdman Rally.
Mark’s son James, aka Jimmy Giggle of ABC4Kids Giggle & Hoot was crowned King of Moomba last year & was the first King to also compete in the time-honoured Birdman Rally.
When Mark saw that to win the Birdman title was more about fundraising than actually ‘flying’ he knew he had a chance to pull it off. Mark & his Rotary Club of Frankston Sunrise set a target of $15k & ultimately raised $16k. Under the rules of the Birdman Rally each $500 raised earns you a point which is added to the distance you ‘fly’. Mark flew 7 meters but had 32 fundraising points. The total of 39 was enough to win.
Mark & his Rotary Club raised money to buy SkyHydrants (Mark is holding the one he had on his back when he jumped) which filters dirty water (like the Yarra) into clean drinkable water at 1000 litres an hour. Rotary Clubs purchase these Skyhydrants & send them to schools in 3rd World countries. The end result is that children attend school more often as they are not so regularly sick from their local water. As a consequence they get a better education & & hopefully a better life. $5k buys one SkyHydrant so $16k will buy 3. However, the really good news is that the City of Melbourne donated a further $10k for winning plus Mark has another $9k donated which wasn’t officially counted. This total of $35k will then be matched by a Rotary Global Grant to become $70k. 14 SkyHydrants now not 3.
Well done Mark!
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