Throughout the month of October our Marketing Coordinator, Laura Gordon will be participating in the Great Cycle Challenge for charity and riding a staggering 1000km to raise money for children’s cancer research. To keep track of Laura’s progress, or to make a contribution to this fantastic cause visit greatcyclechallenge.com.au/Riders/LauraGordonRed Kite Morning Tea
The Perth branch had a very successful morning tea and raffle for RedKite on the 23rd of September. Members of our Team have been participating in the Trade a Treat campaign which sees them giving up “something small, to make a big difference“.
Trading these items allows them to donate the money they would have spent on said treat, to help families facing cancer. Pictured above are Kristy Mone who gave up chocolate, Geraldine Babbe who gave up Red Bull, Jasmine Innes who gave up swearing, Lee Mirco who gave up coffee and Amy Firns who gave up hot chips. Well done team!
RedKite provides essential support to children and young people with cancer, and their families. They are there throughout the whole cancer journey, from the moment of diagnosis, throughout treatment and until after treatment finishes.
Redkite receives no government funding. They rely entirely on the generosity of the community to provide these important services. We are very proud of our team for working with this great organisation to improve the lives of those living with cancer.
Mount Isa Community Events
The town of Mount Isa has been very busy recently, with the annual 5km Cancer Council Colour Run and the Mount Isa Rodeo bringing in large crowds from right across the North West region of Queensland.
The Mount Isa Rodeo returned again this year and our Mount Isa Branch had the honour of supplying one of our trucks to be used as a float in the parade in the spirit of this year’s theme “Showtime”. The Rodeo is the largest held in the southern hemisphere and attracts thousands of visitors from all over Australia and around the world, and offers a large monetary prize to attract the best competitors. The Rodeo runs over three days and finishes with the finals on Sunday.
The Colour Run was held out at Lake Moondarra and boasted crowds in excess of 1,000 people with plenty of locals showing up to raise money for breast cancer research.
Deb James, Administration Assistant, from the Mount Isa Branch took part in the Colour Run, raising money for a great cause and having a fantastic time. Well done Deb!
We supported “Paws, Hoofs and Claws”, a Mount Isa animal rescue and rehoming charity organisation run by a fantastic group of volunteers.
The float theme this year was a pun on ‘The Three Tenors’ and aptly named ‘The Three Terriers’. The floats’ dog face was created by Deb James, Administration Assistant in our Mount Isa office. Justin Anderson, our driver, and his wife Krystal drove the group through the parade and their two year old son Kayne had a wonderful time waving at the crowd as they drove through. The group managed to win the best comedy float and Paws, Hoofs and Claws collected $1,000 from Mount Isa Mines and Rotary to assist in rehoming lost or abandoned animals. Well done to our Mount Isa Branch for your participation in such a worthy cause!Santa Fe Wridgways proudly supports Redkite Cancer Charity
Proudly Supporting Red Kite
Wridgways is a proud sponsor of Australian charity Redkite, which offers support to children who are living with cancer, and their families.
Our affiliation with such an important organisation is one that we value highly, and it is for this reason that we want to make the most of every opportunity we can to contribute to this great cause.
For five years we have been supporting Redkite through regular donations, and strive to make the most of every opportunity to raise funds and generate awareness. This begins with simple initiatives such as morning teas and raffles which are a great chance for our staff to bond while contributing to the lives of sick children.
In 2015 our staff members participated in the Trade a Treat campaign, which involves sacrificing a luxury item such as chocolate or coffee for a week, and donating the money saved to Redkite. Participants can also seek sponsors, which allows other members of our team to support them in their fundraising goals. We are looking forward to participating again in September 2016 and joining all the great Australian celebrities who also support this cause.
On a grander scale, we make the most of the events that we are involved in as a business, and invite Redkite volunteers to attend and speak directly with our potential customers. We are passionate about using these opportunities and our influence across multiple industries to help raise awareness about a charity which does so much for those who need it most.
We applaud the work of Redkite, and the work of those who can often go unseen in supporting this cause. The contributions of the volunteers, the tireless employees, the corporate sponsors and the everyday Australians who donate are absolutely vital to sick children’s wellbeing, as well as their amazing families.
Wridgways would like to encourage you to donate to Redkite and help to ensure that a wide range of essential support services is available to children and young people with cancer, and their families, throughout the cancer journey.
Redkite receives no government funding and relies on the generosity of people like you.
Donate now by visiting www.redkite.org.au/donate-now or by calling 1800 REDKITE (1800 733 548). You will receive a receipt via email and all donations of $2 and above are tax deductible.Social contributions
Santa Fe Group remains active in a variety of ways in support of community events and charitable organisations. We believe that in supporting charities and community events, we not only improve the communities and world we live in, we also motivate staff and create goodwill.
Santa Fe Group sees itself as a company that can provide not only financial contributions but also time, expertise, resources and experience to our communities.
The community organisations supported by Santa Fe Group include women’s groups, crisis help lines, international schools, amateur arts organisations, non-profit organisations, sports leagues, Oxfam, Marie Curie Cancer Care, and The Johns Hopkins Research Fund which focus on the treatment of breast cancer. In 2012 Santa Fe Group continued its commitment to Cancer Research; Santa Fe Asia and Wridgways Australia contributed to Johns Hopkins Research Fund, raising USD 94, 795. Santa Fe also organised a fun run to raise money for John Hopkins which contributed a further USD 21, 068. In Europe money was raised and logistical services provided to Marie Curie Cancer Care including a charity box scheme collecting unwanted household goods for distribution at Marie Curie’s national network of shops.
In 2013 Santa Fe, Asia and Interdean, Europe will contribute USD 5.00 to Bartram’s School for every relocation performed. The money raised will be used to expand the school’s grounds so that children can continue their education up to the seventh grade instead of the current fourth grade.
Wridgways will be supporting Red Kite, a charity that supports children and young people with cancer. Red Kite support services include financial assistance, emotional support and education assistance. Wridgways is hoping to contribute over $20,000 to Red Kite in 2013.
The Santa Fe Group is also a proud sponsor of the Foundation for Social Change, a not-for-profit organisation whose primary purpose is to improve the lives of impoverished women around the world.
Santa Fe Groups commitment to our communities 2012
Breast Cancer Research Santa Fe Hong Kong walking for Breast Cancer Research
October 2012, Santa Fe Hong Kong participated in the Pink Walk for Breast Health – an annual walkathon organised by the Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation (HKBCF) for making bigger strides in eliminating the threat of breast cancer USD 12.290 was raised for the organisation. Staff wore specially made pink Santa Fe T-Shirts to mark the occasion.
Santa Fe Dubaiwalking for Breast Cancer Research
The Burjuman Pink Walkathon in support of Breast Cancer Research. Over 13.000 people attended the event to raise awareness.
Children’s Rights and Welfare
Santa Fe employees support local community school in Phuket, Thailand.
Approximately 100 Santa Fe employees took part in a community project, working with 60 children from the Tessaban Muang, Phuket School in Thailand.
The children, aged 9-11 years received donations and books from Santa Fe Group which will be used to help in their development. Santa Fe Group staff and the children took part in team building exercises which encouraged team work, social development and language training.