Corporates warm up for Classic

PERTH’S corporate community reveals another side to its competitive nature at the Cool Night Classic, an annual event for local charities. In previous years’ ‘Classics’, Perth law firms have taken on stockbrokers, government departments and min-ing companies, with the banks racing alongside recruitment agencies. The PricewaterhouseCoopers event begins at 5.30pm on October 26 at the Barrack Street jetty, and finishes at the Matilda Bay Reserve in Crawley. The scenic five-kilometre course takes competitors along the river past Kings Park, the old brewery and the boat shed. Money raised in this, the 10th anniversary year of the PricewaterhouseCoopers Cool Night Classic, will go towards the Clontarf Foundation. “The Clontarf foundation was chosen because this is the Perth office’s signature event so a local charity was appropriate,” Pricewater-houseCoopers partner Justin Carroll said. Over the years the Cool Night Classic has raised more than $70,000 for local charities, and hopes to raise $15,000 this year for the Clontarf Foundation. The Clontarf Foundation is a Western Australian not-for-profit organisation dedicated to improving the health, education and life skills of Australia’s teenage male pop-ulation. Clontarf aims to “attract young men between the ages of 13 to 18 to school through football academies and then helps retain them there”. PricewaterhouseCoopers has supported a range of local charities over the years, including Food-bank, Balya Cancer Self Help and Wellness Centre and the Make-A-Wish Foundation. “The Cool Night Classic is only able to run thanks to staff donating their time and through the generosity of local businesses,” Mr Carroll said. Each year, Pricewaterhouse-Coopers matches the amount of money raised by the event. This year the Cool Night Classic is expecting about 1,500 runners and walkers to join in the fun and fundraising with their colleagues and managers. “There is a growing need for the commitment of the corporate sector to participate in these events because they have a stakeholder value in the community,” Mr Carroll said. To register a corporate team for the Cool Night Classic call 92383824 or visit the website

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