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Gardian Makes March Purple

A life is turned upside down by epilepsy every 33 minutes.

The team at Gardian Real Estate felt that impact last year, losing a colleague and friend to the disorder.

“We do a lot for epilepsy to remember him,” said Gardian Corporate Support Officer Kylie Darko.

This March, Gardian have set their directors a series of daring challenges to help raise money and awareness for epilepsy.

“We set certain goals, so the first goal was $250 and then all the directors of Gardian had to do the ice bath challenge,” said Ms Darko.

Gardian enlisted the assistance of Base Performance and Recovery who hosted the event and donated the session, inviting people to take part in a $10 ice bath with all funds going to Gardian’s cause.

Between 50 and 60 people took the plunge, raising $1480 for Epilepsy Queensland, with an extra 40 people coming along to watch and support.

With each milestone reached, directors will be tasked with new challenges including a 5km run dressed as a purple fairy, eating a fertilized duck egg, getting a purple ribbon tattoo and a hot yoga session dressed as a purple wiggle.

Gardian are no strangers to charity, frequently donating to local causes including the Mackay Hospital Foundation, Chances Café and more.

“We give back to the community and are very involved.”

To find out more and to donate, visit

The team at Gardian Real Estate plunged into ice baths last Friday, raising money for Epilepsy Queensland. Photos supplied

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