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Community Insights Update

MARCH 2017


Clubs NSW Central Coast Charity Golf Day 

The Central Coast ClubsNSW Region Charity Golf day? was held at the Shelly Beach Golf Club on Friday 17 February. DFK Crosbie was a hole sponsor of the event and will be provided a gift basket for a raffle prize. Brent Perkins and Shaun Mahony were in a team of four competing on the day. 

Clubs NSW golf day


Acrobat Crazy About Chrome Charity Motor Show

The Acrobat Crazy About Chrome Charity Motor Show is on 2 April 2017 at Hunter Stadium in Newcastle, all proceeds from the day go to Westpac Rescue Helicopter, Variety Club and Little Wings. We are donating two silent auction prizes for the event. https://www.facebook.com/CrazyAboutChrome/


Dress down days 

On the last Friday of every month our office has a dress down day where funds are raised for Westpac Rescue Helicopter Services for the Newcastle office.


We are also a member of Westpac Rescue Helicopter Services Club 139, marking the arrival of the AgustaWestland139 aircraft and helping support our region’s state of the art aeromedical services.


Charity Lunch Sponsor

We are proud to be the sponsor of the luncheon at the Ronald McDonald House Northern NSW Charity Golf Classic on Thursday 11 May, should be a fantastic day with all proceeds going to Ronald McDonald House Northern NSW.

Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) is the chosen charity supported by all DFK ANZ member firms.


Anzac Day

DFK Crosbie are again proud to support the City of Newcastle RSL Anzac day commemorations. 





Christmas Giving Tree

The DFK Crosbie Newcastle office are again this year supporting the Samaritans over Christmas, sponsoring the Christmas Lunch in the Park in Newcastle.

There is also a Christmas Giving Tree in our reception area to collect gifts for those in need for the Samaritans. We will be accepting gifts until the 14 December pick up.



Punchy's Carpark Party

Dom Punch’s car park party fundraiser saw more than 800 people buy tickets and pour into the George Tavern pub’s car park one Saturday afternoon in October. It was a fantastic event with over $43,000 raised for Dom Punch! 

Mr Punch was injured in a rugby scrum one year ago playing for Maitland Blacks and uses a wheelchair.  The fundraiser was organised to purchase Mr Punch a specially modified car so he can drive and regain his independence. 


Charlie's Run 4 Kids

Thank you to those that came to the office on Saturday to support the CR4K runners coming in on day 4 of the run. The family fun day on Sunday had a huge amount of local support, with over $107,000 raised.


Play-Wel for Mai-Wel

The Play-Wel for Mai-Wel corporate sports day was held in November with the DFK Crosbie team battling it out across four different events against other teams. To fundraise the Newcastle office had a ‘tea lady’ style morning tea to raise money for Mai-Wel.



Ronald McDonald House - Make a Meal 

The Crosbie Wealth Team has been busy at Ronald McDonald House with the Make a Meal program.



The Mai-Wel Celebrity Comedy Debate

One of the funniest debates to hit Maitland Town Hall raged over the age-old question – Is bigger better? 
Tackling the affirmative argument, that bigger is better, was American born stand-up star and writer Tommy Dean who is returning for his second Debate.  He joined forces with Catherine Henry and the Hunter Valley’s very own comedian Alan Glover. 
Leader of the opposition, who argued that bigger is not better, was international performer, author and Mai-Wel Debate icon Jean Kittson, who lead Newcastle young gun and 2013 Triple J Raw semi-finalist, David Gairdner, and Newcastle Herald Senior Journalist, Joanne McCarthy.

Everyone had a fantastic night and we are proud to sponsor this local event.


Charity Team Luncheons

We have been busy raising money for charity in our offices with our team charity lunches. The last fundraising lunch raised over $1000 for ConnectAbility Australia and had an American theme. 



Charlie's Run 4 Kids

We will be sponsoring the Charlie's Run 4 Kids again this year. A dedicated team of runners will run the 150km between 2-6 November to raise money for Charlie's Run 4 Kids. This year they will be raising funds for Jacob Cooper. Jacob is 15 years old and is currently undergoing treatment for Acute Lymphocytic Leukaemia called ALL with the Philadelphia chromosome. 

Jacob's story

In August 2012, Jacob was struck down with extremely bad luck, and diagnosed with A.L.L PH+ Leukaemia. After a very intense two years of chemotherapy and radiation, Jacob was in remission, and slowly gained his life back. Everyday brought him a little more strength, and he was really loving his new lease on life. Unfortunately, a relapse was just around the corner. With utter devastation,the families worst fears were confirmed in June 2016, Jacob's cancer had returned.Currently, Jacob is in his second month of treatment, and will undergo a bone marrow transplant some time in the immediate future. The transplant offers Jacob his very best chance of a cure.

More info - https://www.facebook.com/charliesr4k   or  http://www.charliesr4k.com/


Gold Coast Marathon

The Gold Coast office and a few Newcastle team members ran the Gold Coast Marathon 10km and 5.7km challenges. Raising over $1400 for Youngcare. Youngcare creates choice, dignity and independence for young Aussies with high care needs through buildings, grants, research and Youngcare Connect hotline.


Commendation Award

The Newcastle City Council and The City of Newcastle RSL Sub-branch ANZAC Day Committee presented us with a beautiful Commendation Award for supporting the Anzac Day services this year. The Award is taking pride of place in our Newcastle reception.


JUNE 2016


Ronald McDonald House Charity Golf Day

In May we had the opportunity to be involved with the Ronald McDonald House Charity Golf Day at The Vintage in the Hunter Valley. Being sponsors of the lunch we had the opportunity to also have a team play in the golfing event and had a fantastic day out helping raise money for Ronald McDonald House Northern NSW.















AHA NSW Variety Race Day

The AHA Newcastle and Hunter Race Day was held in May with over $55,000 raised on the day for Variety the children’s charity. DFK Crosbie were proud to sponsor the event and even had a race named after them. Derrick Eube and Renae Korsman are pictured with the winning horse from the DFK Crosbie race. 













Charity Team Luncheons

Over the last few months we have been busy raising money for charity in our offices with our team charity lunches.

In the Newcastle office there was a Mad Hatter themed tea party including trivia which raised over $800 for HNE Kids Health (formerly Kaleidoscope). There was also a BBQ charity team lunch with games and a fantastic raffle prize for a weekend away, with over $1740 raised for the Mark Hughes Foundation. 

Our Gold Coast office they held a jacket potato themed lunch raising money for the Daniel Morcombe Foundation.
Great effort to everyone involved and keep up the fantastic work.



Civic Theatre tickets donated to Ronald McDonald House

In May families staying at the Ronald McDonald House had the opportunity to attend the 52-Storey Treehouse show at the Civic Theatre. The Crosbie Wealth Management team as part of the their sponsorship with the Civic Theatre donated 20 tickets to the show to the Ronald McDonald House for families to take a little time out.











AHA NSW Variety Bash

As some of you may be aware, Jason Butler one of the Partners at DFK Crosbie and a few of his friends decided they wanted to make a difference so brought a car and entered the AHA NSW 2016 Variety Bash. Raising close to $20,000 for the charity it looks like they had a fantastic trip and will be back for more next year.



Gold Coast MarathonGC airport marathon

The Gold Coast office and some Newcastle team members, along with friends and family have entered in the Gold Coast Marathon 10km and 5.7km challenges in July. They will be raising money for Youngcare.

Right now over 7,000 young Australians are living in aged care because there are few alternatives, we've decided to support Youngcare because we want to make that a thing of the past. So please donate if you can and help the Gold Coast team raise as much money as possible! If you would like to help please donate here: https://give.everydayhero.com/au/dfk-crosbie-2016-gold-coast-marathon


Mark Hughes Foundation - Coast to Coast 

We were very fortunate to have Bill Peden and Mark Hughes come in and talk to our team about the fantastic work they do at the Mark Hughes Foundation and their next fundraising adventure in June.  Their next adventure along with Paul Harragon will be the Coast to Coast Kokoda trek, raising money for the Mark Hughes Foundation to find a cure for brain cancer. We are happy to donate to help them on their way, if you would like to donate or find out more follow the link: https://kokodacoasttocoastchallenge2016.everydayhero.com/au/billy-peden