Congratulations to dedicated fundraisers Give me 5 who participated in the Run for the Kids in March, and raised an incredible $92,964 for The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH).
While they weren’t able to properly run last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, their fundraising continued in anticipation for this year’s race. Over the past 12 years, the Give Me 5 team has raised over $762,000 for the RCH, and currently support the RCH Chronic Illness Peer Support Program (ChIPS).
ChIPS is a vibrant peer support program for young people aged 12 to 25 years living with a chronic illness, helping young people enjoy experiences and challenges that can be difficult for them to attempt in everyday life. ChIPS offers a wide range of opportunities including facilitated discussion support groups, social events, leadership opportunities and camps.
“It is a rewarding experience to know that you’ve played a small role in having an impact on the lives of children and adolescents involved in the ChIPS program,” said Joseph Chahin, Director of William Buck and founder of Give Me 5.
The idea for Give Me 5 was started back in 2009 by Joseph Chahin and Graham Haydar, Directors at accountancy practice B R Wellington. In 2021, B R Wellington merged with William Buck, another highly regarded accountancy practice, and Joseph moved over as a Director. He has continued the fundraising mission, with Give Me 5 going from strength to strength.