Philanthropy and community
October has been a busy month for us. We have been fundraising for and participating in a range of community events to raise money for valuable charities, research and services.
It is inspiring and rewarding to have the opportunity to participate in fundraising events. We have connected with so many like minded individuals who share a goal, to make a difference. Donating to a cause or participating in community events invokes conversation and action which can lead to change.
The MACA Cancer 200 event raising funds for the Harry Perkins Institute for Cancer research was held on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 October. Simon Terry once again joined Team Woodside. As a team they raised $191,000. Thanks to the generous support of many donors, Simon made it to the Cancer 200 Honour Role, raising $5350. The participants enjoyed the exercise and the camaraderie, among like minded individuals who believe in community to lead change and improve medical research opportunities right here in WA. The ride raised a total of $3.7million!
Many of you will have seen on our social media links that Gilbert Porter participated in Cancer Council’s, Relay for Life. The cause has considerable significance for Gilbert. Through participation in the 24 hour Relay, Gilbert found a community with many shared experiences and a common goal to fight cancer. Cancer Council is an all encompassing charity supporting cancer research and support services for cancer sufferers, carers and family members. Almost 50% of people are likely to have a diagnosis of cancer in their lifetime. That means almost 100% of people will experience the turmoil cancer can cause. Gilbert was overwhelmed by incredible generosity of so many who helped him to raise $13000 for Cancer Council, top fundraiser for the event. Gilbert was asked to share his story as guest speaker on the night. He spoke with so much compassion and grace. We are very proud of his efforts.
Jill Porter is in training for Urban Descents QV1 Abseil to be held on October 31. This year the theme for the Abseil event is superheroes. Jill’s team Charlies Angels have spent much time creating costumes and getting into character in their practice run at the Quarry abseil training day. Hopefully this will go one more step to sharing the message of community, philanthropy and a life be in it attitude. Team Charlies Angels has so far raised $5000 for LifelineWA. Many of us or our loved ones have experienced issues with mental health. Covid has made this year particularly difficult for many. Lifeline is an amazing not for profit service offering 24 hour phone and online mental health and suicide prevention support. We hope fundraising events will support continued growth of the vital mental health support program.
Get behind a charity where you would like to make a difference. Donations to authorised charities are tax deductible. Give us a call if you would like to discuss how you can incorporate a structured and sustainable philanthropic effort into your personal or business finances.