Over a 2 year period, Countrywide undertakes a Charity Partnership with a non-profit, charitable organisation. Countrywide creates a monetary goal which is aimed toward achieving through our many endeavours such as the Silent Auction at our Annual National Awards Night and Staff Events at the Countrywide Head Office.
For 2017/2018, our Charity Partner is the Australian Cancer Research Foundation (ACRF).
ACRF is a unique cancer charity foundation in Australia whose mission is to end cancer through providing equipment needed to improve prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
What makes them different to other cancer charities is that they fund research into ALL types of cancer. Cancer research funding is assessed according to the standards of a committee of Australian cancer researchers, including Professor Ian Frazer (co-creator of the cervical cancer vaccine and 2006 Australian of the Year). The donations they receive go to research with the power to beat cancer – research that is vital to the development of effective treatments and diagnostic measures for all types of cancer.
As a majority of us have been touched by cancer, we feel this cause is particularly meaningful. Countrywide organises many initiatives that engage our Members, Recognised Suppliers and Staff in efforts to raise funds for ACRF. As mentioned before, these include our Silent Auctions at National Meetings, special events for Members, giving attendees the opportunity to donate and also Head Office events in which Staff contribute to this cause. We look forward to working with ACRF for the next two years and hope to make a difference!