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As a valued partner of the Australian Paralympic Team, Woolworths continues to help Australia’s Paralympians reach their fundraising target in time for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

FullSizeRenderUntil June 25, 2016, customers can visit Woolworths stores around Australia and purchase a $2 Gold Medal Token which will be displayed in store. Other donations are being accepted at the register. All proceeds go directly to the Australian Paralympic Foundation.

This is the second Paralympic fundraising campaign Woolworths stores have run this year, with thousands of Australians throwing their support behind the Australian Paralympic Team.

Now with Rio 2016 less than 100 days away, Woolworths has joined the final push to ensure the $7million cost for the 2016 Australian Paralympic Team is met.

Woolworths’ Head of Sponsorships, Events and Properties, Karen Madden said, “We know that our customers are as excited as we are to see our Paralympic athletes get the best head start they can in Rio this year. To assist our customers and team in showing their support, Woolworths is very excited to be offering a $2 Gold Medal Token in all stores nationwide. It’s all part of our fundraising commitment for the Australian Paralympic Foundation ahead of the Rio 2016 Paralympics.”

Chief Executive of the Australian Paralympic Committee, Lynne Anderson said: “We have been overwhelmed by the support we have received from the Australian public as well as our valued partners including Woolworths to helping us reach our fundraising target for the Rio Games.

“Since joining the Paralympic family, Woolworths has shown a great devotion to strengthening the Australian Paralympic movement and providing opportunities for more Australians to show their support.

“It is making a significant difference and we are hopeful that we will see the results of this support in Rio 2016.

“However, there is still a lot to achieve between now and the Games so I encourage Woolworths customers to come with us on our exciting journey. If Woolworths customers are able to donate to our Team while visiting the store, every donation has a positive and direct impact on our Team.

“We know that the athletes are thrilled to feel the support of Australia, and that Australians are falling in love with our amazing team.”

By APC Media

Posted: 2/6/2015