Our Focus on Fundraising: How We Contributed to the Community in 2018

Our Focus on Fundraising: How We Contributed to the Community in 2018

Our Focus on Fundraising: How We Contributed to the Community in 2018 700 467 James Turner

At Horizons West, we support grassroots campaigns and help support local schools fundraise vital funds for their programs. Why do we do this? Because each and every day our drivers are on the road meeting people from all walks of life. From schools to age care, our team have really got to know the community around Perth and what it needs to continue to grow.

Every year, we focus our attention on an area of fundraising to help different members of the community. This year saw our schools receive donations from our owners. We are proud to have helped a student from St Norbert College travel to the Kimberley to assist the local community and also prizes that were auctioned at the Methodist Ladies College Annual Gala Fundraising Evening

Details are below!

St Norbert College Kununurra Community Fundraising

For the past 17 years, St Norbert College has offered their students the chance to actively service rural Western Australia through assisting local primary schools, working in elderly hostels or volunteering in the community art centre. Following their return, each participant spends time reflecting on their experiences and documenting their observations that are then passed onto the student cohort for discussion.

In order to make this initiative a reality, St Norbert College requires fundraising assistance. Being a valued transport provider to the school for years, we thought it would be a great opportunity to donate $2,700 to the school which will mean that one of the six nominated year 11 students can travel to Kununurra in our State’s Kimberley region this September. We are looking forward to hearing all about their experience later in the year when the group returns!

Methodist Ladies College Gala Fundraising Night

Having provided transport solutions to Methodist Ladies College for a number of years now has meant that we have really got to know the extra-curricular programs this school offers their students. However, with anything extra-curricular, money is needed to fund the programs.

So to help these programs along, Methodist Ladies College has been running the Annual Gala Fundraising Night for a number of years now. The night offers members of the community a chance to gather, where items and experiences are auctioned to the highest bidder, with all proceeds going back into the school. This year the team at Horizons West contributed four (4) x tickets in the exclusive Bank West Club at Optus Stadium to the Fremantle Dockers versus Port Adelaide game on Sunday 15th July 2018.

On top of access to the game and seats with an exceptional view-point, the winning bidder also received four (4) x Bankwest Club cards each with $75.00 to spend on food and/or drinks.

After the night finished up, we touched base with the admin team at Methodist Ladies College who reported that their preliminary calculations showed a fundraising figure in excess of $170,000. An amazing result that we were chuffed to be a part of!

We are always open to finding more ways that we can help the community and school kids around the Perth Region. Feel free to contact us and we’ll be more than happy to chat about your initiatives.

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