Reconciliation Fun Run
The 2016 QUT Big Lift Team created the first ever 'Mini-Lift' experience for seventeen Big Lifters over the weekend of 14 & 15 May. The Ration Shed Museum in Cherbourg is an amazing symbol of resilience, community spirit and Indigenous culture & history. Big Lift visits & volunteers in the town of Cherbourg each November during their end-of-year trip. This year, we took volunteers out for a weekend in Cherbourg to participate in their third annual Reconciliation Fun Run. We camped overnight in town where we had the opportunity to meet other Fun Run volunteers at an induction afternoon at the Ration Shed, spent the evening playing touch football with kids as organised by the local council and PCYC and participated in the Fun Run early morning on Sunday! Some of our team members ran the 7km run from Murgon to Cherbourg whilst others helped volunteer at the start & finish lines. It was a brilliant experience to meet some incredible people and see the town come to life; and we're certainly looking forward to returning in future years.