We believe that getting involved in the wider community is not only part of our corporate social responsibility, but that it is hugely satisfying and has a positive impact for our employees.

In a world that often seems intent on taking, it is essential to learn why and how to give.

Our Community Work

Our contribution to the community includes fundraising events, sponsorships, donations, corporate volunteering and pro bono services.  Some of our giving includes: –

Fundraisers

Melbourne Cup fundraisers

  • 2016 – The Kids’ Cancer Project, raising over $200,000
  • 2015 – Giants Steps (Autism), raising over $148,000
  • 2014 – Uspace, St Vincent’s Private Hospital,, raising over $172,000
  • 2013 – Save Our Sons, raising over $131,000
  • 2012 – Habitat for Humanity, raising over $95,000

Other fundraisers

  • Ride for Jase in support of the Black Dogs Institute
  • City2Surf in support of HeartKids Australia
  • The Pink Angels and the Black Dog Institute ‘Destination Outback’, raising over $38,000
  • Royal Far West: Ride for Country Kids (2015, 2016, 2017), raising over $1,000,000
  • Sydney Children’s Hospital (Cystic Fibrosis Unit), raising over $80,000
  • Pedal to Paris: Darren Attard and Tim Spudic’s London to Paris ride in support of Cystic Fibrosis research at Sydney Children’s Hospital, raising over $8,000
  • Sydney Children’s Hospital (CF Build a Gym Ball), raising $127,000
  • Children’s Hospital Westmead: Vacterl patient (domestic project), raising $ 40,000
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, raising $36,000
  • Fr Chris Riley: Tsunami fundraiser for orphanage development, raising $44,000
  • Footy Colours Day (multiple) in support of the Fight Cancer Foundation
  • Super Boss Day (multiple) in support of HeartKids
  • Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea (multiple) in support of the Cancer Council
  • The Change Angels #Insteadofchocolate Buddy Bracelet in support of The Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick
  • Property Industry Foundation breakfasts (multiple) in support of community programs aimed at youth homelessness
  • Dance for Life (multiple) in support of ReachOut Australia
  • OzHarvest CEO CookOff (multiple), raising over $84,000
  • Movember: annual fundraising for men’s health, raising $16,000 to date
  • Rottnest Channel Swim in support of the Australian Cancer Research Foundation
  • Cystic Fibrosis annual Swimathon (multiple), raising over $200,000
  • Gong Ride (multiple), raising over $60,000
  • Oxfam Trailwalker (multiple), raising over $55,000

Sponsored projects

  • Warriewood Be Centre office fitout, value circa $450,000
  • Guide Dogs NSW/ACT: ‘Puppy Block’ breeding centre, value circa $220,000
  • Royal Far West: Drummond House refurbishment, value $200,000
  • Barnardos Womens Refuge refurbishment, value circa $175,000
  • Property Industry Foundation: Marist Youth Care housing, value circa $120,000
  • Property Industry Foundation: Market Gardens, value circa $15,000
  • Dressed for Success: pro bono services and discounts, value circa $30,000
  • Pool access hydraulic lift for the disabled, value circa $8,000
  • OzHarvest fitout: pro bono services and savings, value circa $100,000
  • Warrah Special School kitchen fitout, value circa $70,000

Note : a number of projects have been delivered in conjunction with industry friends, clients and suppliers.

Donations

Other charities, organisations and fundraisers that have benefitted from the benevolence of FDC and its big-hearted staff include: –

  • Ronald McDonald House, Westmead
  • MonSTaR Foundation
  • Books in Homes
  • Victorian Bushfire Appeal
  • Sir David Martin Foundation
  • Humpty Dumpty Foundation
  • Garvan Institute
  • Smith Family
  • Breast Cancer Foundation
  • Cancer Council
  • Melbourne City Mission
  • Surf Life Saving Association
  • Royal Flying Doctor Service
  • Property Industry Foundation
  • Keep Australia Beautiful
  • Juvenile Diabetes Foundation Australia
  • Cystic Fibrosis in Australia
  • Oxfam
  • New Hope Cambodia
  • Heart Foundation of NSW
  • Police Association of NSW
  • 2UE / Dymocks Regional Library Book Drive
  • The Royal Hospital for Women, Randwick, Santa visit
  • Lewisham Nursing Home, Santa / Elvis / Easter visits
  • Nadrasca, Victoria

… and countless others in our local and community. Many of these initiatives are annual events.

 

We also assist several sporting clubs and associations, including : –

  • St Marys’ Rugby League Club
  • The NSW Country Rugby Union Cockatoos
  • Corporate Rugby Tens
  • Corporate World Cup Soccer Challenge
  • North Western Sydney Koalas
  • 4 Aussie War Vets
  • Drummoyne Junior AFL Club
  • Liverpool All Saints Rugby League Club

Australian Defence Force Reserves Support

FDC supports the Australian Defence Force (ADF) Reservists via their Supportive Employer Program.

 

Our Community Work