We believe a great company also supports the wider community
There are so many great causes out there. We recognise that it’s our responsibility to do our bit to help charities and not-for-profits nominated by members of our team.
The Prostate Cancer Association of Australia
According to Cancer Australia, it’s estimated that 17,729 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed in Australia in 2018.
As men make up 80% of our workforce, we think it’s important to not only fundraise for this worthy cause, but also raise awareness amongst our own team.
After the death of his dad to the disease, local businessman Don Bastone holds a very special biennial event – Dine & Dance for a Cure. Advanced Buildings supplies prizes and sponsorship for the event. The money raised goes towards funding support group networks, new research and helps provide quality care for men with prostate cancer.
To date, the event has raised $60,000. We’re glad to be able to help Don reach his goal of $100,000 in the next year or so.
MND (Motor Neurone Disease) Australia
Every year we hold our Rowlo Golf Day, raising money for MND Australia. The event is held at the Twin Waters Golf Course on the Sunshine Coast. Both staff and clients get involved.
It’s named after a fellow builder Mark Rowlinson of Rowlo Constructions. Mark had been diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease and, until recently, joined in with fellow builders to raise much needed funds for this debilitating condition. Sadly, Mark passed away and is fondly remembered by all who knew him.
This progressive, terminal disease affects the nerve cells (neurones) controlling the muscles that enable us to move, speak, breathe and swallow. With more than 2,000 people affected by the disease in Australia, there is currently no known cure.
In 2017 we raised more than $25,000. The money was donated to the Royal Brisbane Women’s Hospital.
Master Builders Association Very Special Kids 24-hour Treadmill Challenge
One of our office staff – a serious fitness fanatic – told us about this great fundraiser.
Funds raised from the 24-Hour Treadmill Challenge go towards ensuring that children with life-threatening conditions and their families are able to access respite and end-of-life care at Very Special Kids Hospice.
Each year, the organisation must raise more than $7 million to provide services free-of-charge to the children and families we care for.
Many of our staff pull on their gym gear and their running shoes to help raise money for this amazing cause.