RUN READY: Michelle Moseley is thrilled to be fundraisng through the Cane2Coral event.
RUN READY: Michelle Moseley is thrilled to be fundraisng through the Cane2Coral event. Zach Hogg BUNRUN

Michelle’s niece is an inspiration

WITH 36 days to go until Cane2Coral, one Bundaberg woman has already surpassed her fundraising target, raising more on her own than has yet been achieved by any other group or organisation.

Michelle Moseley set out to raise $1500 for her niece, with her fundraising page called 15kms for Jess.

Jessica Stone is Ms Moseley's three-year-old niece, who has Down Syndrome and underwent heart surgery in April 2011.

Ms Moseley said when she signed up for Cane2Coral, her little niece was her biggest motivation.

Her target was $1500, but the keen fundraiser has already gone over that with a total donation pool of $1515.

The Bundaberg mental health nurse went about the fundraising alone, but joked that her donations were largely due to the generous support of her family.

She is fundraising for Princess Margaret Hospital for Children in Adelaide - the hospital attended by her niece.

Ms Moseley has overcome her own health struggles recently, but plans to take on the 15km distance.

"I injured my ankle about a month ago, and that's put a bit of a dent in my training, but even if I walk it, I'll still do the 15 kilometres," she said.

Cane2Coral secretary Denise Short was proud to have such a keen participant.

"We're really knocked out by the fact that in a short time she's raised $1500," she said.

"Sign-on registration opened in April and within eight weeks, she was over her goal.

"It's absolutely awesome."

Jacqueline Cox is currently the second-highest fundraiser, with $905 so far for breast cancer.

Amylea Neylon is running in third place, with $700 for Ronald McDonald House.

To make a donation or see the top five highest fundraisers head to http://www.cane2coral.gofundraise.com.au.



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