Cromwell Property Group and FDC Construction & Fitout recently participated in Destination Outback 2016. Destination Outback is a biennial charity event organised by the Rotary Club of Dubbo South. The week-long journey in August covered over 3,400 kilometres visiting some of Australia’s most remote regions.
Since its inception, the Destination Outback initiative has raised over $1.9 million for various rural charities with the primary beneficiary being the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
Cromwell and FDC raised $38,500 through vehicle sponsorships and individual voluntary donations, on behalf of the Cromwell Property Group Foundation (Foundation). This result was almost double the original goal of $20,000.
Two pre-selected charities will benefit from this initiative: The Black Dog Institute, whose aim is to improve the lives of people affected by mental illness including those within regional areas of Australia, and the Pink Angels, who provide the much needed support to Breast Cancer patients in the Rural NSW region.
Both charities will receive $19,250 from the Cromwell Property Group Foundation and an additional $10,000 each from the Rotary Club of Dubbo.
Cromwell CEO Paul Weightman has participated in Destination Outback for the past three events.
“Destination Outback is a rewarding experience providing a unique opportunity to explore Australia’s outback and to appreciate the lives of those who live and work in these regions. As with my previous experiences, I have again thoroughly enjoyed this year’s journey and thank everyone involved for helping to support those who genuinely make a difference,” Mr Weightman said.
“We are thankful to have had the opportunity to partner with FDC to raise over $38,000 for these two charities and we are proud to be in a position to be able to support the valuable work of the Black Dog Institute and the Pink Angels. We also thank those individuals and companies who generously donated and sponsored our two vehicles. Their support will make a difference,” he added.
Cromwell Property Group established the Foundation in 2014 to support health, education, social and community welfare, and humanitarian efforts in the community.
The Foundation seeks to support charities which may receive little public attention, but whose valuable work will benefit significantly through philanthropic support.
Donations to the Foundation of more than $2 are tax deductible. To donate, request a grant or seek more information, visit www.cromwellfoundation.org.au
About the Black Dog Institute
The Black Dog Institute is a not-for-profit organisation and world leader in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mood disorders such a depression and bipolar disorder. The organisation aims to improve the lives of people affected by mental illness through the rapid translation of high quality research into improved clinical treatments, increased accessibility to mental health services and delivery of long-term public health solutions. For more information, visit www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/
About Pink Angels
Pink Angels, based in Dubbo, is an organisation which aims to support local Breast Cancer patients. The organisation - founded by Donna Falconer, a woman from regional NSW who was diagnosed with breast cancer - cares, helps and supports patients in the region on their journey by providing products and services to ease some of the pressure on their lives. For more information, visit www.pinkangels.org.au/