Burn Support Group Charitable Trust is a not-for-profit organisation that supports and assists survivors of burn injuries and their families.
It aims to help people with burn injuries live normal lives; lower the incidence of burns by prevention, awareness and education; and improve patient care by funding equipment where required.
The Burn Support Group Charitable Trust received a $4,000 donation from EBOS business PRNZL (trading as Onelink, ProPharma, Healthcare Logistics and PWR) in 2015.
“We rely solely on the generosity and support of the public and organisations like PRNZL who donate to our cause,” said Michele Henry of the Burn Support Charitable Group Trust.
“Without them, we would not be able to offer individuals who have experienced burn injuries and their families, emotional and practical support during recovery and beyond.”
Steptember, a charity event run by Cerebral Palsy Alliance, encourages people to take 10,000 steps every day in September.
Cerebral Palsy Alliance helps people living with cerebral palsy lead the most comfortable, independent and inclusive life possible. It provides access to high quality and innovative services and programs, runs professional training for employees within the disability sector, and funds important research in Australia and overseas.
From 2014 to 2016, EBOS staff raised over $53,000 for Cerebral Palsy Alliance through Steptember.
“It’s thanks to companies like EBOS that we are able to provide family-centred therapies, life skills programs, and equipment and support for people living with cerebral palsy and their families. Thank you EBOS!” said Mr Paul Henderson, Chief Operating Officer.
The Graeme Dingle Foundation is a child and youth development charity that focuses on helping young New Zealanders discover possibility, transform their lives, and reach their full potential.
Almost 200,000 young people aged 5-18 have participated in its learning and mentoring programs since 1995, with the Foundation currently helping 21,000 children annually.
EBOS business PRNZL (ProPharma, Onelink, Healthcare Logistics and PWR) donated $4,000 to the Graeme Dingle Foundation in 2015.
“It is only through our incredible donors and volunteers that we can achieve our vision – for all young people to be confident contributors to New Zealand life,” said Marion Short, Graeme Dingle Foundation CEO.
“We are committed to reaching 50,000 young people every year by 2025 and, with the support of companies like PRNZL, we’re confident we can achieve this goal.”
For 17 years, PRNZL (trading as ProPharma, PWR, Healthcare Logistics and Onelink) has been supporting causes close to its staff members’ hearts.
The pharmaceutical wholesaler donates to three not-for-profit organisations in the healthcare field, nominated by members of the Advisory Board, each year.
Thirty-one groups in New Zealand have benefited from this initiative since 1999, including the Multiple Sclerosis Society of New Zealand (MSNZ) which provides ongoing support, education and advocacy for people with MS and their loved ones.
MSNZ National Manager Amanda Keefe called the 2015 and 2017 $4000 contribution a “fantastic and greatly appreciated surprise” which helped fund the development of free educational resources for people newly diagnosed with MS.
“The donation we received from PRNZL has helped us ensure that people are informed about what their diagnosis means at a very difficult time,” Ms Keefe said.
“We only receive around 10% of our funding from government, so assistance from private donors, regular donors, fundraisers and corporates is critical to ensuring the work we do can continue. Thank you PRNZL, for your vital support. ”
EBOS Group has a long standing partnership with Greenfleet, a leading Australia and New Zealand not-for-profit organisation specialising in biodiverse carbon offset programs.
Since 2007, the Group has contributed to offset 56,010 tonnes of CO2-e through Greenfleet’s native reforestation program. This is equivalent to removing 13,335 average cars from the road for one year.
The Greenfleet carbon offset program involves EBOS’ Symbion business – which utilises a fleet of 200 vehicles that cover more than 10 million kilometres each year, servicing over 3000 customers around Australia – quantifying its greenhouse gas, with Greenfleet planting the equivalent number of trees. So far, an estimated 209,003 trees have been planted that would create a forest of 190 hectares.
EBOS Group’s partnership with Greenfleet forms part of the Group’s Corporate Social Responsibility program ECHO (Environment, Community, Helping Others), which has a focus on environmental initiatives and corporate philanthropy.
In June 2017, EBOS Group expanded the partnership with Greenfleet by committing to offset the transport emissions from all EBOS operational businesses in both New Zealand and Australia.
The Auckland Medical Research Foundation (AMRF) was established in 1955 by a group of prominent local medical specialists and businessmen who recognised the need for an Auckland based foundation to fund medical research and foster the development of the region’s medical research community.
More than 50 years later, the Foundation continues to uphold these founding principles by providing funding across a wide spectrum of research in and around Auckland.
In 2017, EBOS business PRNZL (trading as ProPharma, PWR, Healthcare Logistics and Onelink) made a $4,000 donation to the AMRF.
“Over the last five years, we have distributed an annual average of $3.5 million towards medical research and with generous donations such as the one from organisations like PRNZL, in 2017, we were able to distribute close to $4 million,” said Sue Brewster from the AMRF.
“An endowment from a generous benefactor funds all of our administration expenses so 100 per cent of the 2017 donation from PRNZL helped to provided vital funding for research in cardiology; infant development, growth and brain injury; Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease; type 2 diabetes; rheumatic fever and many other medical conditions.”
Research shows, nearly half of us will experience a mental illness in our lifetime, so chances are there’s someone around you who isn’t coping or is feeling alone. The Mental Health Foundation (MHF) provides information and support to New Zealanders affected by mental illness1.
Since 1977, the MHF has advocated for those living with a mental illness and is committed to improving access to services, promoting equal participation in communities and employment and reducing discrimination through education. MHF has set a target to see a 20% reduction in New Zealand’s suicide rates over the next ten years.
The MHF received a $4,000 charitable donation from EBOS business PRNZL (trading as ProPharma, PWR, Healthcare Logistics and Onelink) in 2017.
“The Mental Health Foundation works to create environments to support people to have positive mental health and to assist people to manage mental health problems,” said MHF Chief Executive Shaun Robinson.
“We advocate for appropriate services in New Zealand, and help Kiwis change the way they think about theirs and others mental health and wellbeing. This work is free-of-charge, which is why we rely on fundraising and donations.”
Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is a progressive disease that attacks the nerve cells that control muscle movement, leaving patients unable to walk, talk, eat and eventually breathe. Each day, two Australians die from MND while another two are diagnosed with the disease1.
FightMND is Australia’s largest not-for-profit organisation committed to building awareness and to funding research to find effective treatments and ultimately a cure for MND.
In August 2017, EBOS Head Office staff came together to join the fight against MND. Coinciding with the Big Freeze at the ‘G (Melbourne Cricket Ground), the day consisted of raffles, auctions and various other fundraising initiatives. 2019 marked the third edition of EBOS’ own take on the ‘Big Freeze’, and featured a silent auction, Big Freeze beanie sales, a raffle as well as the second edition of the Executive Freeze, an activity that sees Executive contenders brace the cold and be subjected to buckets of ice poured over their heads. Since 2017, EBOS Head Office staff have donated a total of $14,500 to fightMND.
“We are so grateful to workplaces like EBOS Group who are helping us raise funds and awareness to fight Motor Neurone Disease and help us fund vital research into finding a cure,” said Anna Skelton, FightMND Fundraising Manager.
“Thanks to our supporters, especially during the Big Freeze, in just 5 years FightMND has committed over $37 million to the best and brightest MND researchers, bringing us closer to a world without MND”.
Masterpet helping young Aussies get back on track
Masterpet is a ﬁrm believer in the role pets can play in helping people achieve their full potential. The bond we share with our pets is one of the purest examples of unconditional love and is built into our core values as a leading animal care company.
As part of its commitment to living these values, Masterpet has partnered with Australian youth organisation BackTrack, to help fund its life-changing Paws Up program.
BackTrack was founded by inspirational youth worker Bernie Shakeshaft in 2006 and delivers programs designed to help at-risk youth make meaningful connections, build job pathways and lead happier and healthier lives.
Based at Bernie’s farm in the regional city of Armidale in northern New South Wales, The Paws Up program sees youth handlers partnered with dogs to teach them high jump and learn many other valuable life skills in the process. Paws Up has developed into a highly successful dog high jumping team that travels to shows and invitational events throughout New South Wales and interstate.
Masterpet believes it’s important to give back to rural Australia, the home of our ingredients and where our food is made, and has donated $40,000 to give Paws Up dogs access to the range of Black Hawk real food and Masterpet pet necessities, plus an additional $10,000 towards veterinary costs for dogs involved in the program.
Thanks to Masterpet, the Paws Up team is now also outfitted with official team wear and the dogs are healthier and happier than ever.
HPS – a decade of empowering the terminally ill
Everyone has a fascinating story to tell. For people who have been diagnosed with a terminal illness, telling their story can be a really meaningful and rewarding experience in their ﬁnal months and weeks of life.
Since 2008, with the support of HPS, The Mary Potter Foundation has been empowering people in palliative care to record their remarkable life stories for themselves and their families through the Calvary Biography Service.
The Mary Potter Foundation supports the Mary Potter Hospice and Calvary Cancer Services located at Calvary Hospital, North Adelaide, South Australia. With the help of trained volunteers, the Biography Service records patients’ stories and presents the narrative in a bound booklet that patients can leave to their families and friends – the everlasting gift of a life story told.
“One of the main aims of the biography service is to give positive affirmation of a life lived by a patient, a sense of who they are and to achieve a healing, peaceful state of being,” said Cathy Murphy, Executive Director of The Mary Potter Foundation.
“It is what happens to a patient through the telling of the story that makes creating a biography such a valued process.”
HPS has supported The Mary Potter Foundation’s Calvary Biography Service as the sole sponsor since its inception ten years ago. The company makes an annual donation to fund the purchase of equipment and booklet supplies and training courses for volunteers.
As an Australian healthcare leader, HPS recognises the importance of supporting community initiatives such as the Calvary Biography Service.
Symbion supports Foodbank
Waste management is becoming an increasingly pertinent issue in our society. As cities grow and the demand for goods increases, it is important we take steps to better manage and prevent unnecessary waste.
Symbion takes this responsibility seriously and is committed to minimising preventable waste through quality stock management processes. While some stock write-offs are inevitable, as part of our commitment to reducing waste, we have partnered with Foodbank to donate damaged and discontinued over-the-counter (OTC) products from our South Australian, Victorian and Queensland sites.
Foodbank is a not-for-profit organisation that provides essential food, grocery and health products to people in need. The organisation collects, sorts, stores and distributes donated food and other items through more than 2,600 community partners across Australia, and is supported by volunteers, fundraisers, state governments and philanthropic partners.
Symbion donates over 100 pallets of goods to Foodbank each year, helping to support Australians who cannot afford food and basic supplies.
Partnering with Foodbank extends Symbion’s support for the health and wellbeing of Australian communities and forms part of our commitment to minimise our environmental footprint.
Symbion wants to ensure that quality products aren’t being wasted simply due to minor imperfections that render them unfit for sale when they can help make a real difference in the lives of Australians who need them.
Foodbank SA CEO Greg Pattinson said that the support of organisations such as Symbion enables Foodbank to make a real impact in the lives of disadvantaged Australians.
“Poverty doesn’t discriminate and Foodbank believes that all Australians should have access to fresh food and basic healthcare supplies, which is only possible with the support of generous partners such as Symbion.”
Masterpet and Black Hawk has proudly partnered with New Zealand Land Search and Rescue Inc. (LandSAR) as the official feeding partner for the organisation’s search and rescue dogs.
LandSAR is a national volunteer organisation providing land search and rescue services to the police and public of New Zealand. Black Hawk is proud to provide its specialised Working Dog formula to LandSAR, which will ensure its dogs have access to quality nutrition that will give them the energy they need to succeed in often challenging search and rescue environments.
For several years, Symbion has maintained a close relationship with the MALPA Young Doctors project to support Indigenous communities to achieve better health outcomes and close the gap in healthcare between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.
Based on the tradition of the Ngangkari – the Aboriginal healers in Central Australia – of passing down healing knowledge from elders to youth, the MALPA Young Doctors project aims to provide education and healthcare training to 9-12 year-old Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to become active health ambassadors, or ‘young doctors’, in their communities.
Since the early days of the project, Symbion has provided graduation packs for young doctors featuring a range of medical and health products. Not only do these packs bring a smile to the faces of the young doctors, but they also help them become more active participants in improving healthcare outcomes in their communities.
“The MALPA Young Doctors project transforms the lives of the young people, their families and communities as they become empowered to take control of their health destiny,” said Shara Graham, MALPA Young Doctors National Operations Manager.
“We’re thankful for our relationship with Symbion, who are providing great support that enables us to deliver this transformational project to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across the country.”
By the end of 2019 there will be 2,000 Young Doctors in NSW, Victoria, ACT, NT and South Australia.