$ 2,257,572 raised 4,379 donors
Thank you for Paving the Way

On 18 September the University of Sydney community came together for our fifth 24-hour fundraising challenge, Pave the Way. Our students, staff, alumni and friends gave to support an Australian icon who really needs our help – the koala.

 

If you were unable to make your gift during Pave the Way, you can support koala research by making a gift online or by calling +61 2 8627 8818.

Koalas are thirsty for your help
Aug 13, 2018

It's thought that the koala's only source of water is through eucalyptus leaves, but rising temperatures and long periods of drought are drying out trees. Dehydrated koalas are dropping from trees at an alarming rate. You can help us install drinking stations for our koalas so they can have safe access to the water they so desperately need to survive. 

 

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Thanks to an extraordinary donation, $150,000 of matching funds are available in the lead-up to Pave the Way. Make your gift now and we'll match the value of your donation dollar-for-dollar to the area of your choice. That means your gift will have twice the impact.
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8.15 - Cadigal Green - Pancake breakfast
Maple syrup? Check. Chocolate? Check. Waking up early never tasted so good... grab yourself a koala pancake and smoothie and start Pave the Way off right.
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11.30am - Cadigal Green - Kickin' it for Koalas
Get your Jedenak on and test your kicking speed with Radar Soccer.
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11.30am - Cadigal Green - Facepainting
Koalify yourself as an Australian icon with cute face-painting down on the 'green.
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11.30am - Cadigal Green - Liquid Goodies from the Queen Street Vintage Van
Thirsty? Get quenching! Follow the crowds for amazing mocktails from the Queen Street Vintage Van including Strawberry Virgin Margaritas, Lime and Mint Mojitos and more. Bottoms up!
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12pm - Eastern Avenue - Fluffe fairyfloss
Insta-sensation Fluffe is back with his amazing fairyfloss creations! Lose yourself in some lemonade loveliness, and don't forget to snap your floss #ipavetheway
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11.30am - Eastern Avenue - Kombi Keg
Kombucha your little heart out on Eastern Avenue! Flavour sensations include Ginger and Tumeric, Passionfruit and Lavendar, Pineapple and Coconut and more!
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11.30am -Eastern Ave - Cool down with Messina Gelato
Guess who's getting a special visit from Sydney's favourite ice-cream legends, Messina Gelato? That's right - YOU ARE. Pick your passion with Coco Koala, Dulce de Leche, and Raspberry and Chocolate sorbets.
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12pm - Eastern Avenue - The Great Koality Lunch Extravaganza
Australian icons don't get any better than this! Join us for a free sausage sizzle and salads from 12pm at Eastern Avenue. And to top it all off, with lots of frosting - we've got limited edition koala cupcakes in honour of our much-loved Aussie icon. Gluten free? Vegan? We've got you covered!
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All day - Cadigal Green - Meet every koala's hero, Farmer Frend
Farmer Robert Frend is here with his incredible koala drinking station! Robert's working at the front line with researchers to protect the koala population in his home town of Gunnedah. Find out how he's making a difference.
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