From the Gold Coast Bulletin

Choice steps up for Q1 testThe team from Gold Coast home builder Choice Homes are preparing to put themselves through the pain barrier at the SkyPoint Sea to Sky Q1 Stair Challenge next month. The company has partnered with the Q1 Stair Challenge to sponsor the event, in which entrants take on a gruelling 78-floor stair climb to the top of the iconic Surfers Paradise highrise. With more than 1500 entrants expected, the event aims to raise $100,000 for local charity Rosies – Friends on the Street. Funds raised will go to helping more than 2000 homeless people across the Gold Coast. The event on February 28 offers a range of team and individual categories for participants to run, walk or crawl their way to the
top. All those taking part are required to raise or pledge a minimum of $35 for Rosies. Choice Homes chief Troy Knight concedes it’s a serious challenge to take it on from sea level to SkyPoint but is thrilled to be supporting the event. “It’s fantastic to be able to promote fun and fitness on the Gold Coast while supporting such a worthwhile charity,” he said. Choice Homes has raised the stakes with several employees participating in the event.

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ASFIT Misfits Running Club is rising up to the challenge to climb the stairway to heaven to support local charity Rosies. Rosies is proud charity partner for Active8Change’s SkyPoint Sea to Sky Q1 Stair Challenge on the Gold Coast for the second year running on Sunday, February 28.

The ASFIT club decided to climb the 1,331 steps of Q1 in loving memory of one of their members’ daughter, who unknown to her parents became homeless and then a supporter of Rosies.
“The loss of our friend’s daughter, and the heartbreak she is suffering has greatly affected us and we wanted to show our support by fundraising for Rosies”, said Ms Scott.
“We decided to join together as a team and register for this year’s Q1 Stair Challenge to help raise awareness and funds for this remarkable local charity”, she said.

Gold Coast branch coordinator, Wendy Coe is so proud for Rosies to receive such thoughtful support and recognition.
“Our aspiration is to provide unconditional acceptance and friendship to people who are marginilised within our community – especially those who are homeless, at risk of homelessness, or simply lonely”, said Ms Coe.

Q1 is one of the most iconic buildings in the world and on February 28, 2016 you have the chance to take it on from sea level to SkyPoint! With a total of 77 floors this is a serious challenge but the view from the top of the observation level at SkyPoint will make all the hard work worth it.
Register and start fundraising for Rosies, or donate now.

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