We are a large diverse community here at Vale Tudo Training. With members from all walks of life, from doctors to swim coaches, professional sports athletes to garbage collectors, we are all on a similar mission: to become better people, fitter, stronger and more well-rounded, well-oiled machines.
It’s quite obvious when you walk into the gym that there is a sense of belonging and a friendly air that floats between each person, regardless of sex, age, nationality, colour or whatever may seperate someone in society.
In the past we have raised money for Dry July’s cause to help people affected by cancer, The Make A Wish Foundation, and Sydney and Westmead Children's Hospitals.
Through being united and working for that similar goal in 2020, our VTT family bound together in our VT Titles and VT Battle campaigns to help raise money for Starlight Foundation to help brighten the lives of sick children in Australia.
And with the news that we had aligned with The Starlight Foundation, the generosity came flooding through the door as soon as it was announced. The VTT social committee put their heads together and reached out to our community and audiences for donations and prizes.
And didn’t they come through thick and fast! Over 40 vouchers and donations from all types of industries… window tinters, mouthguard manufacturers, dog walkers, clothing labels, masseuses, mechanics, rubbish removals, meat suppliers and a stack more. Not to mention the countless hours spent ensuring the VT Battle ran smoothly where these items and more would be raffled and auctioned off. In just over half a day of fundraising the count hit $6,000, showing the amazing support and type of people we are proud to say are part of our VT community.
A big thank you to the awesome VTT social committee, everyone who entered in the VT Titles, the fantastic businesses that donated prizes to the raffles, DJ G-Baby & MC Paul Spanna for keeping the Battle attendees entertained and the VTT staff for their efforts throughout the campaign. Hopefully we put a smile on a few sick kids faces.