For many years, we have donated monies and goods across a wide range of charitable organizations. Each year the requests from charities grow and their dependence upon organizations like ourselves becomes more apparent. The Children’s Charity Nest was introduced to boost our involvement with organizations that focus on worthwhile children’s causes. The Children’s Charity Nest is an excellent way for employees of Baiada as well as the company itself to make a contribution that will make a difference to a child’s life.
As we recognize the importance of supporting community organizations, we have launched a fund where both the company and employees can jointly contribute to a group of nominated charities. The total amount raised by our employees is matched by the contribution made by Baiada. Information on the charities we have selected is listed below.
Lifestart began in 1996 to provide for the needs of the whole family where at least one child has an intellectual disability or developmental delay. Lifestart covers families from all socio-economic and cultural backgrounds and families actively participate in choosing a range of services from the Lifestart model that suits their own particular needs.
Lifestart helps special kids to reach their potential and become valued members of their community.
Is dedicated to helping sick and injured children receive the specialist care and attention they need. The aim is to provide the finest possible care for children and their families within the Royal Children's Hospital and District Health Service in Brisbane.
Autism SA's Early Development Program helps pre-school children with autism, which affects their ability to communicate, socialise and which is characterised by repetitive interests and habits. Fifty percent of these children will never achieve functional speech and seventy-five percent have an intellectual disability. Early Intervention is the key to giving them the best possible outcome as they grow older. For further information please visit www.autismsa.org.au or call 1300 AUTISM (1300 288 476)
The Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service is a community owned aeromedical retrieval service for sick and injured patients. Through the generous support of the residents of the areas we service, we are able to provide specialist medical care free of charge. Our Service operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, assisting patients at the scene of accidents and transporting those in need between rural hospitals and larger, more specialised medical facilities. www.rescuehelicopter.com.au
Children’s Cancer Institute Australia (CCIA) is the only independent medical research institute in Australia devoted to research into the causes, prevention, better treatments and cure of childhood cancer. The vision of the Institute is to save the lives of all children with cancer and to eliminate their suffering, and our mission is to achieve this through world-class research. For more information go to www.ccia.org.au
Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation is dedicated to supporting excellence and innovation in child and adolescent healthcare at PMH, Western Australia’s only specialist children’s hospital.
The Foundation is the principal fundraising body for the Hospital and has provided grants in excess of $25 million since its establishment in 1998. These grants have funded vital medical equipment, specialist staff, research, hospital services, education and training.
The Foundation is an independent not-for-profit body operating with no government funding and relies on the generosity of the public through individual, community and corporate donations.
As the only charity that fundraises exclusively for the entire hospital, the Foundation is in a unique position to make a real difference to the lives of sick and injured children in Western Australia.
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