A taste of hope

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“Ending cancer is one of the paramount issues in health today. Sadly, I have had many close friends who have lost their lives to this terrible disease.

Cancer can affect any one of us – children, the fit and healthy, and the aged alike. It knows no boundaries. We must help to bring it to an end.

Here at Betta Buy Wine we thought it was time to, again, support our friends at the Australian Cancer Research Foundation (ACRF) to help raise funds for vital cancer research.

When we delved into the history of fundraising we found that many wineries around the world have been involved in raising funds for an assortment of different community causes.

So we decided to source a selection of fantastic wines that are among the top boutique wineries in Australia. And to encourage people to support ACRF, we’ve discounted them. When customers purchase from this range, we will donate $25 from the sale to ACRF.

I have been supporting the ACRF for a number of years because I know that the dollars raised go to where funding is needed the most.

By supporting our wine fundraiser you will receive great value, and at the same time help end cancer. We hope everyone enjoys these magnificent wines and the goodwill feeling that goes along with supporting a worthwhile cause.

I would encourage everyone to get on board and support cancer research in any way they can, because every dollar counts.” Bob Warner, ACRF Corporate Supporter – Betta Buy Wine

Barbas & Zacári – Your time is valuable

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ACRF corporate supporters, Tas Zacári and Emmanuel Barbas are two young entrepreneurial designers from Melbourne.

They recently established a new watch brand, Barbas & Zacári which caters to those with a passion for minimalist style and gives customers an opportunity to contribute to the fight against cancer with every purchase.

“To give back to a good cause and to do what we can to help, we decided to donate $5 (AUD) to the Australian Cancer Research Foundation for every watch sold.

We are extremely proud to be supporters of cancer research and we can’t thank our customers enough for their support thus far. We are really excited to see what we can do in 2016,” said the founders.

The brand promotes their watches alongside the hashtag #yourtimeisvaluable, to highlight the importance of cancer research and recognise that every hour we spend on this earth is valuable to each individual.

“We think it’s marvellous that designers and young entrepreneurs are doing what they can to help us fund research into the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of all types of cancers,” said ACRF’s CEO Professor Ian Brown.

Their first collection, released in December, offers five styles of contemporary and fashionable unisex watches that suit any occasion. For more information on Barbas & Zacári or to purchase one of these great time pieces, click here.

Hidden Door challenges help cancer research through corporate charity donations!

It’s all about engaging businesses with their most valuable assets; their staff and their clients. And with the ACRF partnering with leadership and development company, Hidden Door, our corporate supporters can achieve this while delivering on their corporate social responsibility goals.

Hidden Door allows organisations to provide corporate charity donations to world-class class cancer research in Australia through a fun, engaging and beneficial program customised specifically for their staff.

The ACRF and Hidden Door have joined together to bring two great programs which, by raising corporate charity donations, will provide your team with a sense of pride while teaching them great leadership and team building skills.

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Streetsmart Marketing helps “Secure the future” for cancer research in Australia!

Strength in Numbers“Secure the Future” was a three day super-conference that took place in February in Sydney and Brisbane. In a massive act of generosity, the event organisers donated the cost of the base ticketing price to world-class cancer research in Australia!

Mal Emery, CEO of Streetsmart Marketing and Co-Founder of “StreetSmart Business School” chose the Australian Cancer Research Foundation as the beneficiary of this event and has raised an incredible $70,000 through ticket sales, to help in the fight against cancer.

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Giving regular charity donations through workplace giving!

One in two men and one in three women in Australia will be diagnosed with cancer by the age of 85. Each of us is keen to do our part to prevent both our loved ones and ourselves from facing this terrible disease, but often life gets in the way of us sitting down to make a donation.

Workplace Giving is one way to get around this. It’s a simple way for working Australians to make a big difference to cancer research via regular charity donations that are deducted from your payroll, before tax.

Employees can therefore enjoy an immediate tax benefit, while their regular charity donations work hard to make an important difference to our ability to fund cancer research.

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Workplace Giving Month

June is Workplace Giving Month – a time for working Australians to help make a big difference to cancer research.

Workplace giving is as simple as making a regular pre-tax donation from your pay which provides an immediate tax benefit. It also provides a focal point for employers to incorporate giving in the workplace: helping to achieve positive employee engagement, organisational culture and community impact goals.

If just 10% of working Australians made a regular employee donation of $5 each week, their contributions would amount to $260 million for the charitable sector each year. However, only 1% of Australian employees currently donate to charity through Workplace Giving, which is much lower than other developed economies.

That’s why, this Workplace Giving Month, we’d like to encourage you to either sign-up as a new ACRF workplace giver, or to increase your existing engagement with the Australian Cancer Research Foundation. Continue reading “Workplace Giving Month”

Workplace Giving: Make pre-tax donations from your payroll!

Workplace Giving allows employees to make charity donations regularly through their employer’s payroll system. Part of the appeal of Workplace Giving is that the donations are tax deductible and deducted from an employee’s pre-tax salary – so staff members receive an immediate tax-benefit and many hardly notice the difference in their pay!  Employers can also choose to match employee donations or to make one-off corporate charity donations, giving every employee contribution even more value in the fight against cancer.

The most exciting part of Workplace Giving to cancer research is the incredible potential to make a real difference. Your donations will provide ACRF with the long term, stable funding we need to plan effectively and maintain our funding to world-class cancer research.

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Larapinta Challenge: corporate leadership making a difference

Corporate giving and cancer fundraisingThe inaugural Australian Cancer Research Foundation (ACRF) Larapinta Leadership Challenge set off last month, combining professional development, cancer fundraising and one of Australia’s most breathtaking landscapes.

The seven day company challenge was set up in consultation with 3BL Group, World Expeditions and Global Leadership consultants. With a fantastic format in place, all we needed was a forward-thinking company to sign up for this fantastic opportunity!

The challenge was embraced by Goodman Group. Goodman quickly registered four of their staff to experience the wonders of the Australian landscape and amazingly, they have now raised $30,000 for cancer research through individual and corporate charity donations.

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DeLia’s Jewellery Designs for cancer research

Corporate giving and cancer fundraisingAt the Australian Cancer Research Foundation (ACRF) we love having supporters doing things they love to support cancer research. That’s exactly what Deloraine Anderson is doing through her company DeLia’s Jewellery Designs. A percentage of her profits from exhibitions, as well as raffles at her sales are being contributed to the ACRF.

Deloraine’s choice do corporate giving to support ACRF came from the number of people she knows in both her immediate family and local area whose lives have been impacted, and in some cases lost, to cancer.

For Christmas, a collection of awareness bracelets were created in the various colours that have come to represent various types of cancer. And recently for Mother’s Day a special raffle was conducted of particularly unique pieces perfect for mums. Continue reading “DeLia’s Jewellery Designs for cancer research”