Guideline ACT is extremely proud to support the following charities that have not only had a positive impact in the lives of the Guideline ACT Family but in the wider community as well.
The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Canberra Hospital
The Centre for Newborn Care at Canberra Women’s’ and Children’s’ Hospital is the principal centre for newborn intensive care in the ACT and Southern NSW. The Unit admits approximately 750 babies each year, more than 300 of whom require assisted ventilation using sophisticated equipment not available anywhere else.
External funding allows the quality care provided by the NICU to expand and be more readily available to the general community.
Australian Cancer Research Foundation
After Guideline ACT made its donation this year, we received a phone call from Priscilla from the Cancer Research Foundation thanking us for the donation. This made the donation that much more meaningful. She explained that the Cancer Research Foundation have been established since 1984 and run a small sustainable office, allowing the majority of the donations to go directly to research.
Priscilla went on to explain that each January 1st they basically start with $0, and throughout the year build up their funds, through donations, to distribute by way of grants in December each year. This year they are looking at distributing $17M in grants to fund research.
Variety – The Children’s Charity
Variety-The Children’s Charity supports Aussie kids with disabilities, chronic illness, or who are facing geographic isolation or financial hardship. Variety gives practical equipment, programs and experiences to help Aussie kids reach their full potential.
Guideline ACT supports Variety through its participation in the NSW Variety Bash, entering its first event in 2013 after Jack Diamond and Nick Zardo, workmates of over 20 years decided to have a go after seeing some bash cars on a business trip late 2012.
The vehicle is a bright Yellow 1971 HG Holden Ute, themed with a toy tractor and “Tom” its Lego man operator reflects the Civil Contracting nature of Guideline ACT. The car’s number is 120G aptly named after Guideline ACT’s first road grader. The entry is called TEAM TONKA Car 120G.
The 2018 NSW Variety Bash is over for another year and Team Tonka made it, completing its 6th consecutive NSW Variety Bash.
What a Bash! 106 cars entered the event and just over one million dollars was raised for Aussie Kids, with Team Tonka raising $17,932.31 of that amount, making its total raised since starting in excess of $70,000.00.
To top it all off, Team Tonka was awarded the “Spirit of the Bash” 2018, a best and fairest if you like, taking into account car, theme, participation and conduct and maintaining the values of Variety and the Bash. This is the top award judged by the officials. Team Tonka also won the “Entrants Award” which is similar except voted for by all of the entrants.
Guideline ACT also sponsors various local sporting clubs including The Monaro Panthers Soccer Club and The West Rugby Club.
Guideline ACT recognise the important role team sports play in the development of young people and are very proud to support these sporting organisations and in particular the community based junior teams.