One of the benefits of working in our field is that we witness outstanding acts of strength and kindness on a daily basis. In a modest effort to offer some sort of contribution, we are engaged in a number of sponsorship activities, with the aim of providing support to charities and non-profit organisations working in related areas.
By means of assisting in events, fundraising and ongoing information campaigns, we hope to help these selfless organisations achieve at least some of their goals. Our association with these groups also gives us a worthy point of contact for our clients in need of help or support. We are honoured to be a part of these activities, and encourage our clients, their friends, families and co-workers to get involved too.
Asbestos Disease Support Society (ADSS)
The Asbestos Disease Support Society is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to assisting the community by providing support to those who have been affected by asbestos related diseases, whether they are sufferers, family members, friends, co-workers or carers. As a self-funded organisation, the Society is run by volunteers, many of whom themselves have asbestos related diseases.
ADSS’ main focus is on creating awareness and supporting the growing number of sufferers of asbestos related diseases, now and into the future. They offer their members a number of services, including support groups and morning teas, to reduce isolation, empower individuals and restore hope.
For your convenience please note the locations and dates below for all the upcoming morning teas and support group meetings this year provided by ADSS.
For more information on the Society, visit https://www.adss.org.au/.
Cancer Council Queensland
One Queenslander will be diagnosed with cancer every 20 minutes. Cancer Council Queensland is dedicated to improving quality of life for people living with cancer, through research, patient care, prevention and early detection.
Staff, volunteers, and supporters are at the heart of their work – driving vision for a cancer free future.
Established in 1961 as the Queensland Cancer Fund, in response to an increasing need for cancer-related services across the state. This year, they are celebrating 57 years of supporting Queenslanders, affected by cancer.
For more information on the Cancer Council, visit https://cancerqld.org.au/
Danger Sun Overhead
From the Great Barrier Reef to the Great Ocean Road, Danger Sun Overhead is Australia’s leading skin cancer education program. The sun safety initiative has provided education to over 35,000 workshop attendees in workplaces across Australia.
Danger Sun Overhead objectives are to reduce the impact of Melanoma and all other skin cancers on all Australians. They achieve this through Awareness/Education, Prevention, Early detection and Support of Melanoma and other skin cancers in high risk outdoor industries across Australia.
For more information on Danger Sun Overhead, visit: https://dangersunoverhead.org.au/
Maritime Union of Australia
Queensland maritime coastline is just shy of 7,000 kilometres with an area of coverage extending from Weipa on the western side of Cape York to the border with New South Wales at the holiday destination of the Tweed.
The coastline is diverse in its geographical landscape and so is the MUA coverage in this State. Towage extends from Weipa in the North as well as regular sailings on the MUA manned vessels from the Port to Gladstone. Ever developing industry in the State needs to be balanced against unique eco-systems including the Great Barrier Reef.
For more information on the Maritime Union of Australia. Visit: http://www.mua.org.au/queensland_branch
Taking an AXE to Asbestos
Trevor Gillmeister, Queensland Rugby League legend embarked on a 1,368km walk from Townsville to Brisbane to raise $100,000 for a charity close to his heart, and to those who work tirelessly on raising awareness for the disease that took the life of his father.
For more information on his amazing journey click here.