Supporting our community
It is vitally important to all of us at DFK Crosbie that we support our own business community, charities and community organisations, with sponsorships and donations and fostering workplace giving. It is a part of who we are and gives us peace of mind we are giving back.
Charlies Run 4 Kids
We are proud to be the major sponsor of a fantastic local charity, Charlie’s Run 4 Kids. A team of runners run 150km run over five days in September, to raise money for Neuroblastoma. Each year a worthy recipient is chosen to support and raise money for their treatment of neuroblastoma. At the end of the run there is a family fun day held. They also run into the Crosbie offices on day 4 of the run.
Ronald McDonald House
We are the Dining Room sponsor at Ronald McDonald House Newcastle which helps support families staying at the house by providing groceries. Different teams regularly take part in the ‘Meals from the Heart’ program at the Ronald McDonald House in Newcastle, making dinner for the families staying that the house. DFK ANZ’s main charity is Ronald McDonald House and we support them locally with this sponsorship.
Westpac Rescue Helicopter Services - Club 139
We are a member of Westpac Rescue Helicopter Services Club 139, marking the arrival of the AgustaWestland139 aircraft and helping support our region’s state of the art aeromedical services.
AHA NSW - Bronze Sponsor and local AHA NSW events
We are an Australian Hotels Association (AHA) NSW Bronze Sponsor and support local AHA branch events.
Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club
We are the DFK Crosbie Laser Twilight series sponsor at the Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club, with the laser racing on every Friday after work. The NCYC is in a fantastic location on the water at Wickham and offers sailing programs to those of all ages.
We are supporters of the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) which complete fantastic research work in the community. Supporting through workplace giving and annual donations.
Variety Special Children's Christmas Party
Each year Variety assists thousands of children to experience something we all take for granted – a break from the stresses and strains of everyday life, unconditional acceptance, and a chance to experience the joy of Christmas like all children should. We are a Bronze sponsor of this event.
Samaritans Christmas Lunch and Christmas Tree Giving
We support the local Christmas Day Lunch In The Park put on by the Samaritans and have a Samaritan Giving Tree set up in reception to collect gifts for those families in need at this time.
Variety Spin 4 Kids and fun charity events
We regularly support local charities and take part in fun events to help fundraise for our local community. Our latest challenge was the Variety Spin 4 Kids, riding spin bikes in a team for 5 hours. We were the highest fundraisers, raising over $10,424 for Variety the Children’s Charity. Our values include team, fun and community and this defintely represented those.
Some of the office activities the team takes part in to support the community include:
End of month fundraising
Dress Down Day
On the last Friday of every month our offices have a dress down day where funds are raised for an annual charity chosen by the office. This year the nominated charity is Westpac Rescue Helicopter Services.