The Gold Coast Hospital Foundation exists to support sick and injured children, adults and their families, suffering distress and hardship in Gold Coast local public hospitals and across community health services. With no help from government, it is totally reliant on donations from corporate partners and community appeals to deliver more than 100 projects each year.
On Friday the 24th February 2017 Steve & Micki Pertzel of the Ray White Surfers Paradise Group hosted the first Annual Golf Day in Support of The Gold Coast Hospital Foundation in order to raise funds for the hospital’s children’s wards.
Tradepro Installation Services was a proud Hole Sponsor on the day and in addition Tradepro also provided a golf pro to hit tee shots for groups that made a donation on the tee block.
The day was an amazing success, raising over $14,000 for the foundation allowing the program to operate for another 12 months benefitting the hundreds of young patients operated on.
FSG, which stands for Freedom, Social Justice and Growth, is a not-for-profit community organisation focused on building the capacity of individuals and communities, offering a wide range of innovative services in disability, mental health, aged care, family services and children’s’ services. FSG intentionally design and create opportunities that reflect the things a person says they need and want.
Funded by FSG Australia (FSG), The Deck is a Community Hub providing a fully accessible meeting place to catch up with friends, have a bite to eat, enjoy live music, entertainment and special functions. Volunteering and training is also available to people who access FSG services and are interested in hospitality, and/or looking to gain some work experience. The Deck hosts regular events such as health and wellbeing workshops, community kitchen, art studio sessions, small business workshops, gamers guild, She Space and much more!
“A big thank you to Tradepro Installations for your ongoing generosity. The pallets you donate and deliver are being transformed into some fantastic furniture. They give our FSG customers the opportunity to design, craft and build their creations as part of the FSG Hub DIY Workshops and our Man Cave Group. Some examples of the work they’re really proud of are our vertical gardens, pieces of furniture and even larger projects for the community, like sand pits and picket fences.These workshops provide people, who otherwise wouldn’t have access to, an opportunity for skill development, socialisation and giving back to the local community. Some of the products created do find their way to local markets where the customers have the opportunity to see an income generated form their hard work. With your generous donations of pallets, we have readily available raw material, easily accessible to our community members. We are genuinely grateful to you guys at Tradepro Installations for your generosity. It is donations from community minded organisations like yourselves that make opportunities like these possible.”
James Curtis – Coordinator, The Deck Multi-Purpose Centre.
For the last 6 years, Runners for Razzel’s largest fundraising event is their annual charity golf day which is held at Arundel Hills Country Club. The day is a sell out event with over 150 players and sponsors and their most recent event on the 26th May 2017 was a huge success raising $15,000.
The money raised supports all facets of the cancer journey including early detection, support for patients and their families, wig services and the all important search for a cure. None of this would be possible without the generosity of companies like TradePro Installations who were the hole sponsors on the day in addition to providing a golf pro to hit tee shots for groups that made a donation on the tee block. Runners for Razzel is so grateful for the support.
Runners for Razzel was started as a way for Founder Deb Frugtniet to keep Razzel’s love alive. Razzel was an incredible woman who dedicated her life to her 6 kids and 23 grandkids, so much so that she protected them from the severity of her Leukemia diagnosis almost until her passing in late 2011. Runners for Razzel serves many purposes, it is a chance to put Deb’s mum on a pedestal and talk about her to anyone who will listen, it encourages connection between Deb’s huge family which was Razzel’s last wish but greater than that it is a way to raise much needed funds for the Cancer Council QLD.
In the 6 years since Deb’s mum’s passing she is very proud to say that Runners For Razzel has raised over $120,000 and they are just warming up. Cancer affects so many families and they firmly believe that a cure will be found if we all just keep working at it.
Liverpool Womens Resource Centre (LWRC) opened its doors in 1984. They are an active, busy Centre that provides support, group programs, advocacy and referral, drop in counselling and telephone support to a wide range of women throughout the 2168 and wider Liverpool LGA.
LWRC run programs for women including art, sewing, educational and social support groups at the Centre to help break social isolation, increase confidence and upskill women in the community. The centre’s soft entry point approach means they are often the first point of contact for women seeking assistance for domestic and family violence issues, homelessness and crisis intervention. They are a Women’s only space that offers safety and support for all women in the community.
The LWRC was in need of a new kitchenette on site. Bunnings provided the joinery for the centre and Tradepro Installation Services provided the labour to install the kitchenette.
“Firstly can I say WOW!! Waell was such a lovely, skilled, polite and professional young man and has done an amazing job installing the benchtop and wall cabinets. Such an incredible job!!
I cannot thank you enough for assisting us with our Community Kitchen project. The kitchen looks amazing and will be used by so many women and children in this area who really need assistance. It will not only provide food assistance but also the teaching of new skills and the bringing of people together.
Without your kind assistance I’m not sure we would have been able to complete this well needed project. The work completed by Waell is of such a high standard that I would recommend your company to anyone. But more than anything else the way each person I have dealt with from Tradepro, has been in such a professional, understanding and engaging way, it shows what a unique organisation you have. I would have no hesitation of using your company again and shouting its praises to others.
On behalf of not only the Liverpool Womens Resource Centre, but all the women and children who access our service thank you so much for the work you have done for us. You have made such a difference.”
Nikki Tighe – Manager LWRC.
The idea of Crowson Park RDA (Riding Develops Abilities) started in 1988 when Joe Wright had volunteered at Dalson Park and realised there was nothing in the Greenbank area. He had used horse riding himself to recover from his paraplegia following brain injury. Launched at Waterford Pony Club, RDA was allowed the use of the grounds. This was great but all of the horses and equipment had to be trucked there every week. After searching for a suitable property, 129 Crowson Lane was purchased. It consisted of 5 acres which had a main shed with no driveway or fencing and was covered in bush. After a lot of hard work from Elizabeth, Joe and with the help of council and private contractors to build the carpark and fences, Crowson was officially opened in 2000. Crowson Park continues to operate and is run entirely by volunteers. As well as the riders, Crowson Park also welcome community groups to visit the centre and watch the lessons.
Crowson Park RDA was in need of a new kitchenette on site. Bunnings provided the joinery and Tradepro Installation Services provided the labour to install the kitchenette.
“Words can’t explain how grateful we are for the wonderful work Bunnings and Tradepro Installations did.
The team did a fantastic job. They were able to do the job as a training session with their people which was very smart and important keeping their teams in the loop. The colors and the work they did was of high caliber and every single person there had respect for each other and for our facility, which we are very grateful for, as we have horses on the property and they were very respectful of the rules for our club.
The amount of parents, Carers and visitors that have all made comment on our new look in the club house is remarkable. Every time we tell them how Bunnings and Tradepro Installations were very caring and committed to the job, it puts a smile on their faces that these companies would find time to help a great community like ours. We are very honored for your support.”
Madeline Eadie – Crowson Park RDA