Community Insights Update
We continue to support our local community into 2018 and happy to share a few of our recent charity and sponsorships in the community:
Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club
We are excited to be the DFK Crosbie Laser Twilight series sponsor at the Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club, with the laser racing on every Friday after work.
The NCYC is in a fantastic location on the water at Wickham and offers sailing programs to those of all ages.
AHA NSW Awards for Excellence
The AHA NSW Awards for Excellence were held in Sydney in November with a large number in attendance for a night of celebration.
DFK Crosbie sponsored the Best Restaurant - Country catergory, with Derrick Eube presenting the award on stage.
The AHA NSW Awards for Excellence are recognised as the most prestigious awards programme in the hospitality industry. The awards honour the achievement of excellence in NSW hotels across a variety of segments including accommodation, dining, entertainment, marketing, social media, community service and talented employees.
Well done and congratulations to all of the winners and finalists.
LSA NSW Awards for Excellence
The Liquor Stores Association of NSW & Act Awards of Excellence was held in Sydney in November with over 300 people attending the event.
DFK Crosbie was nominated in the supplier of the year category with the award being won by Human Tribe.
Samaritans Christmas Giving Tree and Christmas Lunch in the Park
The DFK Crosbie Newcastle office are again this year supporting the Samaritans over Christmas,.
Sponsoring the Christmas Lunch in the Park in Newcastle, guests enjoy a free Christmas Lunch, entertainment, friendship and of course a visit from Santa!
Also having a Christmas Giving Tree in our reception area to collect gifts for those in need, please feel free to donate any gifts. These will be picked up from our offices on 18 December.
Charity lunch for Invictus Games
The Crosbie Wealth team held their charity lunch on in October to celebrate the Invictus Games being held in Sydney. A delicious meal of burgers, chips and sweets was devoured by everyone. With a total of $1045 raised to go towards the Invictus Games 2018.
Drought Appeal - Fork to Farm
The office held an extra casual clothes day this year on top of our monthly dress down for Westpac Helicopter Rescue. This dress down day was to support the farmers suffering from drought and the donations went to the Newcastle AHA Appeal – Fork to Farm. Donations from the day totalled $700 and the Partners chipped in to double this to $1,400.
Charity Lunch for John Hunter Children's Hospital
During the year our teams organise an office lunch to raise money for a charity of their choice. ??
This month we had a delicious meat, gravy and salad lunch to raise funds for the John Hunter Children’s Hospital. ??????????
There were also raffles and games with some fantastic prizes donated to us by Mr G's, Junction Hotel, The Dockyard and General Roberts Hotel New Lambton.
A total of $1140 was raised for the HNEkidshealth - John Hunter Children’s Hospital.
Everyone in our office enjoys taking part and getting involved raising money for the charities we support.??
Charlies Run 4 Kids
The ?Charlie's Run 4 Kids team finished their final day - Day 5 of their 150km run from Seal Rocks on Sunday 23 Sept. Running into the Dudley oval to a huge crowd. Over $131,000 was raised on the family fun day to go to Arlo's family towards this treatment. We are proud to be a major sponsor of this fantastic community charity. For more pictures and videos of the run head to the CR4K Facebook page.
The Mai-Wel Celebrity Comedy Debate 2018
Over 270 guests filled Maitland Town Hall in August for Mai-Wel’s 14th Annual Celebrity Comedy Debate where teams of celebrity comedians and local personalities took on the controversial topic; 'We're all winners! Everyone deserves a prize'. The night was a huge success, raising over $15,000 for outdoor project space that will provide skill development opportunities for youth and jobseekers with a disability.
Some of the DFK Crosbie team came togther to jump on their bikes to launch the first electric bike sharing service in Newcastle by BYKKO. It was a perfect day to ride from the carriage sheds to the Nobby's beach docking station. Keep an eye on them dotted around town and if you get a chance jump on a bike.
The Mai-Wel Celebrity Comedy Debate 2018
DFK Crosbie are proudly presenting the Mai-Wel’s 14th Annual Celebrity Comedy Debate. It is happening on Saturday, 11th August 2018 at Maitland Town Hall and will be a great night of belly laughs.
The topic for the debate is 'We're All Winners- Everyone deserves a prize', which I am sure will be a very interesting topic to debate on! so far the cptain of the negative team has been announced as Becky Lucas. Read more here...
Charlie's Run 4 Kids
We are proud to be again supporting Charlie's Run 4 Kids as a main sponsor this year - read more about this great local cause here.
Liquor Stores Association
The Liquor Stores Association NSW held their Working on Your Business Forum in May, with our very own Renae Korsman featuring as one of the key speakers. Renae presented to liquor store owners on asset protection and succession planning, giving case studies on how businesses were able to increase their profit by re-evaluating their trading structures.
A trivia night was recently organised by the social committee to raise money for Red Nose, which is a charity that aims to eradicate sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS
Charity luncheon for Youth off the Streets.
We recently held our first team charity lunch for the year, enjoying a delicious BBQ lunch, fruit punch and raffle prizes.
We were raising money to donate to John who is riding in the Macsim Sydney to Surfers Robbo's Ride. Riding 1000km over 7 days from Sydney to Surfers Paradise to raise money for Father Chris Riley's Youth Off The Streets.
Go John! If you would like to donate to John and this great cause here is a link to his page
Crosbie Wealth Management donate to Sailaibility
The Crosbie Wealth team recently presented a donation of $1,700 to Sailabilty for two sails.
Sailabilty is a fantastic not for profit organisation that offers support to assist people of all-abilities to get into sailing. They are located in Belmont and Toronto.? Great local community support.
Westpac Resue Helicopter function
The Wealth Management team held a small client function in February at the Westpac Rescue Helicopter base, where they presented a cheque for the money they raised last year. Clients had a tour of the facilities and helicopters.
2017 - from the archive
Reflecting on 2017, these are a few of the main community charities and sponsorships our Crosbie team are involved with, we are very proud to be part of this community and it gives us peace of mind to be able to give back in some way.
Supporting the Samaritans at Christmas
The DFK Crosbie Newcastle office are again this year supporting the Samaritans over Christmas, sponsoring the Christmas Lunch in the Park in Newcastle.
We also had a Christmas Giving Tree in our reception area to collect gifts for those in need for the Samaritans.
Special Children's Christmas Party
We were a Bronze sponsor for the Special Children's Christmas party in held in the Entertainment Centre in Newcastle. An event which is organised annually for kids who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs and their parents/carers. Over 4000 people attended where they have the best Christmas party experience with music, presents and of course a visit from Santa.
Charlie's Run 4 Kids
We are so proud to have been able to be a main sponsor for Charlie's Run 4 Kids, a fantastic community charity and local running group that raises money and supports families dealing with kids who have neuroblastoma, a brain cancer.
This year they continued to run for Charlie who passed away in 2015 and who the charity is named after, and for Logan Taylor who sadly passed away a month prior to the event. Logan was 4 years old and was undergoing treatment for Medulloblastoma, a brain cancer which spread down his spine.
The 20 CR4K runners were men and women who are not professional runners, ran 150km over 5 days from Seal Rocks to Lydon Oval Dudley for the Taylor Family. At the finish line, waiting in the rain to cheer on the runners at the end of the final stage were a supportive crowd. There were tears for past families helped and those who have been lost along the way and cheers for the runners. The total raised announced at the family fun day was over $90,000.
Shave for a Cure - Josh Drake
Josh Drake from the Crosbie Wealth team shaved his head and his beard in November for the World's Greatest Shave, raising over $1800 for the Leukaemia Foundation. Well done Josh!
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.
Christmas care packages for the troops
This year the administration team at DFK Crosbie have decided to create Christmas care packages to troops serving overseas, instead of sharing Kris Kringles within their team. What started as 1 or 2 packages is now 6 boxes heading to the troops!
Westpac Rescue Helicopter Club 139
In October some of the Partners attended the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Club 139 visit of the new Belmont airport based world class aeromedical facilities. Westpac Rescue Helicopter provide a 24 hour aeromedical, search and rescue service, free of charge to communities of the Hunter, Central Coast, Mid North Coast, New England and North West regions of New South Wales.
Ronald McDonald House - Meal from the Heart
The Crosbie Wealth Team has been busy at Ronald McDonald House with the Meal from the Heart Dinner Program (formerly named Make a Meal), feeding the hungry families staying at Ronald McDonald House. They were lucky enough to cook for around 30 parents and some little kids, most of whom thanked them personally for the meal and for how yummy it was.
Friends with Dignity lunch
In September we had a bellissimo Italian themed charity lunch put on by one of our teams, raising money for Friends with Dignity. Over $918 was raised at the lunch, and added to the generous donations of goods in reception by all team members. Everything to be passed on to Friends with Dignity who provide assistance to men, women and children who have been displaced by domestic violence.
Mai-Wel Annual Celebrity Comedy Debate
Over 300 people attended the annual Mai-Wel Celebrity Comedy Debate fundraiser on Saturday 12 August sponsored by DFK Crosbie, the topic was 'fame trumps brains' .
Everyone at the DFK Crosbie table had a fantastic fun evening. Here is a write up in the Maitland Mercury.
Mai-Wel provides disability services and employment opportunities for the disabled to enable them to live the life they choose.
Fundraising for HNE Kids Health
Representing DFK Crosbie, Maureen Jack, Derrick Eube and Derrick's son Tom presented Dr Alvaro at John Hunter Children's Hospital a cheque for $6,000 from all of our fundraising efforts so far for HNE Kids Health. This charity is close to our hearts and a fantastic cause.
National Homestaging Symposium
The National Homestaging Symposium was held in Melbourne in early August and Greg Logue was a guest speaker at the event, speaking to home stagers on growing their businesses. DFK Crosbie also gave away a $2,500 Business Refresh Assessment to one lucky winner. What is home staging? If you are selling your house, someone comes in and styles/stages your house to make it more appealing to buyers. https://www.instituteofhomestaging.com/
Commendation award for Anzac Day sponsorship
We have been presented with a commendation award from The City of Newcastle RSL and Newcastle City Council for our sponsorship of the Anzac Day commemeration services. This has Victoria Cross replica medals in it with some touching war stories. It is hung in our reception.
Women in Business
One of our Partners, Kirsty Porteous, recently participated in the Women in Business program run through the Hunter Business Centre, it is a 12 week mentoring program for women who have established their business and are looking for growth and direction for their next business phase.
Team Charity lunch
It was the Crosbie Wealth Management teams turn to hold their charity lunch with a 4th of July theme. They raised over $1000 for the HNE Kids Health which was included in the donation handed over to Dr Alvaro. They had American 4th of July themed food and fantastic raffle prizes to give away on the day.
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.
Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) is the chosen charity supported by all DFK ANZ member firms.
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 helicopter DFK 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.
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.
We are proud to be part of this great community and it gives peace of mind to the Crosbie team to be able to give back.