Full of Courage

On Sunday 19 November, two CanTeen members and 14 community-spirited individuals tandem sky-dived to raise awareness and funds to support young people affected by cancer in the Northern Territory.

Now in its second year, NT-born ‘Courage for CanTeen’ was another huge success.

Sixteen tandem sky-divers held on tight as the team from Top End Tandems took turns leaping them from 12,000 feet before freefalling and making a safe landing on the soft sands of Lee Point Beach.

A raft of family and friends also gathered at Club Tropical Resort ready to celebrate with sky-divers and enjoy the day’s festivities.

Among the jumpers was CanTeen member Kobi Stewart who said that, apart from some obvious nerves, the support she felt on the day, including that from fellow sky-divers, was incredible.

CanTeen NT Partnerships Manager, Cara Finneran, said the fundraiser showcased the courage and passion the NT community has for young people affected by cancer.

“This is a way of showing our members that the community is with them, that we can all come together to raise funds to support young people, and that we’re here for them when cancer crashes into their world,” said Ms Finneran.

This year’s Courage for CanTeen raised just under $100,000, which will help CanTeen deliver over 2,200 hours of support for local CanTeen members.

Names of the sky-divers involved:

• Alicia Nolan, NT News
• Anya Lorimer, Sprout
• Ben Stevenson, Hot100
• Bronwyn Bowers, Unions NT
• Cameron Ilett, Clontarf Foundation
• Claire Hensby, CanTeen Member
• Ian Solomon, Club Tropical Resort
• Janine Fidock, Tourism Top End
• John Andrikopouls, Kentz / SNC-Lavalin Group
• Kobi Stewart, CanTeen Member
• Matt Wright, Outback Floatplane Adventures=
• Quincy Tootoo, East Arm Civil
• Rochelle Blake, Channel 9
• Ronan Mackey, Chamber of Commerce NT
• Rudy Prasetyo, Lizards Bar and Restaurant / Halikos Group
• Stuart Miles, TRACE

To nominate someone for next year’s Courage for CanTeen, contact Cara Finneran (08) 8985 2013 or cara.finneran@canteen.org.au