As part of this year’s Christmas event, VenuesWest partnered with the Salvation Army to assist in building and donating sixteen bikes for under privileged children of all ages.
These bikes along with the necessary accessories, including helmets was given as Christmas presents to families in need this year.
VenuesWest Chairman Graham Partridge OAM says cycling is a lifetime skill that provides an opportunity for children to be healthy and active, encompassing VenuesWest’s core values and objectives.
“VenuesWest is very proud to be able to provide new bikes for children who otherwise would miss out this year at Christmas,” said Mr Partridge
“VenuesWest staff are enthusiastic about supporting this event and playing a pivotal part in ensuring children less fortunate are given the same opportunities in life that so many other people have been given.”
As well as the bikes many staff brought a small gift for a child up to the age of 18 including sporting goods, dolls, games and clothes to this year’s Christmas event, which went directly to Mission Australia.
For the second year in a row, VenuesWest assisted Mission Australia’s Christmas in the Park event by delivering personalised handwritten messages direct from VenuesWest staff with the donated gifts.
“Giving back to the community is very important to our organisation and goes hand in hand with our core business values of acting with awareness of our impact on the environment and making every effort to use our resources efficiently,” Mr Partridge said.
VenuesWest is committed to supporting the Western Australian community and actively supports several charity groups each year.
In 2014, VenuesWest staff have raised over $2000 as part of monthly ‘free dress Friday’s,’ which has been donated to the following groups:
- The BOAB Network
- Breast CancerCare WA
- Ovarian Cancer Australia
- Telethon Speech and Hearing Centre
- Bright Blue Fund for sick Kids
- Everyday Hero
- Cystic Fibrosis WA
- MS Society of WA
- Kids with Cancer Foundation
“I am very proud to be associated with an organisation that is focused on giving back to the community by helping local community groups.”
VenuesWest is Western Australia’s provider of premier sports, recreation and entertainment venues and its portfolio includes the new and world class Perth Arena and the redeveloped nib Stadium. Recently the State Government confirmed that the new Perth Stadium would join the VenuesWest portfolio when completed in 2018.
These are in addition to HBF Stadium, HBF Arena, WA Athletics Stadium, WA Basketball Centre, Midvale Speeddome, Perth Motorplex, Champion Lakes Regatta Centre and the WA Rugby Centre, with the State Netball Centre and the Western Australian Institute of Sports High Performance Service Centre under construction currently.