For this reason, we support a number of charities that give back to people that are less fortunate. Below is an overview- we hope you can support them too:
May 2018: 20/20 Fire is supporting Running for Premature Babies. RFPB was set up in 2007 by Sophie Smith after she and husband Ash lost their first-born triplet sons, Henry, Jasper and Evan, following an extremely premature birth at 24 weeks. Since then, thousands of people have run with the team, supporting the research and equipment needs of the Royal Hospital for Women’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), raising more than $2.5 million.
April 2018: 20/20 Fire is supporting Chloe Saxby and Vanishing White Matter Disease. Vanishing White Matter Disease (VWM) is an extremely rare, genetic, degenerative, terminal brain disease that affects mostly children. This disease is devastating, with most patients diagnosed between the ages of 2 and 6 years old.
April 2018: 20/20 Fire is supporting Vision Australia. Vision Australia is a leading national provider of blindness and low vision services in Australia. They work in partnership with Australians who are blind or have low vision to help them achieve the possibilities they choose in life.
March 2018: 20/20 Fire is supporting The Cerebral Palsy Alliance which has been operating for over 70 years. The organisation was developed by a group of parents of children with cerebral palsy, and was originally known as the Spastic Centre of New South Wales. Led by Neil and Audrie McLeod, whose daughter Jennifer had cerebral palsy, these parents built a brighter future for their children – pioneering treatment, education, equipment, employment, recreation, independent living and research for people with cerebral palsy worldwide.
March 2018: 20/20 Fire is supporting the the Mothers Day Classic. The Mother’s Day Classic is an annual fun run and walk raising funds and awareness for breast cancer research. The aim is to deliver a fun, healthy and inspirational community event that brings the community together on Mother’s Day to support and remember those touched by breast cancer.
February 2018: 20/20 Fire is supporting Chloe Saxby and Vanishing White Matter Disease. Vanishing White Matter Disease (VWM) is an extremely rare, genetic, degenerative, terminal brain disease that affects mostly children. This disease is devastating, with most patients diagnosed between the ages of 2 and 6 years old.
January 2018: 20/20 Fire is supporting Tour De Cure. Cancer is a tough enemy. But it’s even worse when it’s one of our loved ones who is facing this terrible disease. Tour De Cure raise vital funds to support the doctors and scientists who have dedicated their lives to uncovering a cure.
January 2018: 20/20 Fire is supporting the Cerebral Palsy Alliance. Did you know that every 15 hours an Australian child is born with Cerebral Palsy? Cerebral palsy affects people in different ways and can affect body movement, muscle control, muscle coordination, muscle tone, reflex, posture and balance. Donations go towards equipment like standing frames and specialised wheelchairs. To get involved visit the Cerebral Palsy Alliance website.
December 2017: 20/20 Fire is supporting Brain Injury Australia.Brain injury is common. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, over 700,000 Australians have a brain injury, with daily “activity limitations” and “participation restrictions”. Three in every four of these people are aged 65 or under. As many as two out of every three acquired their brain injury before the age of 25. Three-quarters of people with a brain injury are men.
October 2017: 20/20 Fire is supporting Running for Premature Babies. RFPB was set up in 2007 by Sophie Smith after she and husband Ash lost their first-born triplet sons, Henry, Jasper and Evan, following an extremely premature birth at 24 weeks. Since then, thousands of people have run with the team, supporting the research and equipment needs of the Royal Hospital for Women’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), raising more than $2.5 million.
September 2017: 20/20 Fire is supporting the Australian Mitochondrial Disease Foundation. The AMDF was founded as a not for profit organisation in 2009 by Doug and Margie Lingard, their friends, and experts in the field of mitochondrial disease (mito). Doug and Margie tragically lost their son to mito, and their daughter, Rose, passed away from mito in 2017.
August 2017: 20/20 Fire is supporting MS Australia. MS affects over 25,000 in Australia and more than two million diagnosed worldwide. Most people are diagnosed between the ages of 20-40, but it can affect younger and older people too. Roughly three times as many women have MS as men.
August 2017: 20/20 Fire is supporting Cancer Council’s Wollongong (Illawarra) 2017 Relay For Life! . Relay For Life is a fun and moving overnight experience, and each and every donation helps to fund the Cancer Council’s vital research, prevention and support services. Each year, thousands of Australians take to the track in the name of Relay For Life. If you’re thinking about joining in the fun, visit the Wollongong (Illawarra) 2017 Relay For Life page.
August 2017: 20/20 Fire is supporting the Luke Batty Foundation. Many of you will have heard Rosie Batty’s story. Last year her son Luke was murdered by his own father at cricket practice. Funds raised will be used to reduce family violence in our communities through education programs, public awareness campaigns and by changing attitudes and challenging existing beliefs. Find out more about the Luke Batty Foundation.
May 2017: 20/20 Fire is supporting John and Debi attempt to complete 100 iron distance triathlons and 100 half iron distance triathlons in 100 days which is an amazing feat by some very inspiring people. All for a great cause – The Australian Red Cross. Find out more here.
Nov 2016: 20/20 Fire is supporting our very own Klarissa Broadhead who is running for premature babies in the Royal Hospital for Women New York Marathon. To find out more and support the cause click here.
March 2016: 20/20 Fire is supporting the Cerebral Palsy Alliance. A child is born with cerebral palsy in Australia every 15 hours and the need for equipment only increases throughout a child’s life. We believe that children with cerebral palsy should not have to wait for vital equipment. Find out more about the Cerebral Palsy Alliance
August 2015: 2020 Fire is supporting one of our strata customers teams in the Oxfam Trail Walk. View more about the Strata Striders
May 2015: 2020 Fire is supporting the Oxfam Australia’s Nepal Earthquake Emergency Appeal. Oxfam is providing lifesaving essentials such as clean water, hygiene kits and emergency food supplies to those affected by the earthquake.
March 2015: 2020 Fire is supporting the recovery effort in Vanuatu http://www.gofundme.com/or5i2c
February 2015: 2020 Fire is supporting the 20/Twenty Challenge for the Cerebral Palsy Alliance this month http://www.20twentychallenge.org.au/
November 2014: 2020 Fire is supporting the Movember Foundation this month http://au.movember.com/
March 2014: 2020 Fire is supporting two charities this month.
Camp Quality – Every year Camp Quality reaches out to over 3,500 families struggling with everyday life after their child has been diagnosed with cancer. It’s a great achievement but it’s only 1 in 3 families, so that means 7,000 families are going it alone. To find out how you can support as well please visit their website.
Cerebral Palsy Alliance – Did you know that every 15 hours an Australian child is born with Cerebral Palsy? Cerebral palsy affects people in different ways and can affect body movement, muscle control, muscle coordination, muscle tone, reflex, posture and balance. Donations go towards equipment like standing frames and specialised wheelchairs. To get involved visit the Cerebral Palsy Alliance website.
December 2013: 2020 Fire is supporting the Ride to Cure Diabetes. Over 122,300 Australians have T1D, an autoimmune disease that usually arises in childhood, lasts a lifetime and destroys the ability to produce insulin, which is vital for life. There is no cure – yet.
Funds raised at the Ride to Cure Diabetes will make a serious impact on JDRF’s research to cure, treat and prevent T1D. JDRF is currently supporting up to 40 Australian T1D research projects, with dozens more that they would like to support. Find out more about The Ride to Cure Diabetes and how you can help.
September 2013: 2020 Fire supported a friend of the business who is undertaking a 700km push-bike ride to raise funds for Rocket, a not-for-profit organisation that administers world-class behavioural interventions to children with autism and other developmental delays. The fund-raising site is the Rocket Ride. Rocket has made a huge difference to the life of our friend’s child & we hope you can support it too.
January 2013: 20/20 Fire Protection supported a friend who is fund-raising for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation – a great cause!
December 2012: We contributed to the Heart Foundation
November 2012: 20/20 Fire Protection supported a client in their movember campaign. The outcome was awful, but the cause was great!
November 2012: 20/20 Fire Protection is supporting a client in the Gong Ride who in turn is supporting people coping with Multiple Sclerosis
August 2012: 20/20 Fire Protection supported a client in the ‘Healing Riders’ team of the ‘Rundraising Conquer Cancer’ campaign
June 2012: We’ve supported a friend of 20/20 Fire’s team running in the Half Marathon for Cantoo
January – May 2012: 20/20 Fire Protection has been slow in updating the website, but we’ve contributed regularly to The Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation,
November 2011: 20/20 Fire Protection also contributed to the creation of a terrible ‘Mo’ for Movember. Why don’t you support them too: http://au.movember.com/mospace/2236400
August 2011: we’re supporting one of our energetic staff in the Sun Herald City to Surf.
May 2011: We donated to a a client of 20/20 Fire Protection’s: Oxfam Trail Walker team
April 2011: We attended & supported the Heidi Edwards Family Fund dinner. A beautiful family- well worth supporting!
March 2011: We’re supporting some clients in World’s Greatest Shave. An amazing cause & well worth supporting as results are not going to be pretty!
January 2011: We contributed to the Queensland Premier’s Flood Disaster Relief Appeal & we hope you are too. Scary to see the destruction & hoping to see it recede so the recovery can get underway.
July 2010: we supported the Dragons ABreast team through everyday hero in their support of Breast Cancer research
June 2010: For the 2nd year running, our staff supported the Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation Gold Week event by hosting a charity lunch. Our fund-raising page was: http://www.gofundraise.com.au/ManLunch2010 & we raised over $2,000 for the Sydney Childrens Hospital. The attendees also had a fantastic day out!
May 2010: Two of our staff ran the Sydney Morning Herald Half-Marathon in support of the Henry, Jasper and Evan Smith cause which contributes all money raised to The Royal Hospital for Women Foundation. Our staff raised over $2,000 for this cause & the team of 200+ we ran with raised over $80,000. a fantastic outcome!
Febuary 2010: we supported our staff in FebFast which contributes to reducing the impact of alcohol and other drugs on young Australians.