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Community Insights Update

JUNE 2017


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.


Westpac Rescue Helicopter Club 139 Breakfast

Some of the Partners attended the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Club 139 breakfast, they had a tour of the facilities and the new A139 helicopterDFK Crosbie are members of Club 139 where we donate to Westpac Rescue Helicopter and attend events. There are 139 businesses that can claim a number from 0-139 and DFK Crosbie are have chosen number 110 and Crosbie Wealth are number 111.



Ronald McDonald House Make a Meal program

Some of the DFK Crosbie Partners spent an evening at Ronald McDonald House for the Make a Meal program.


LSA NSW Working on Your Business Forum

Renae Korsman and David Farley recently attended the Liquor Stores Association (LSA) NSW Working on Your Business Forum, where Renae was a speaker at the event. Many liquor store owners, suppliers and industry representatives attended the event in Sydney where Renae presented a case study on a successful liquor store. We also had a table in the expo room after the presentations for any questions and a business card draw prize.


Mai-Wel Annual Celebrity Comedy Debate

We have signed up for another year as the naming rights sponsor of the Mai-Wel Annual Celebrity Comedy Debate, this is a fantastic fun night in Maitland getting together and having a laugh while raising money for Mai-Wel. Mai-Wel provides disability services and employment opportunities for the disabled to enable them to live the life they choose.

Closer to the debate in August we will announce the line-up of celebrities debating, stay tuned.



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.









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.