We believe in giving back to our community and are pleased to share with you the following charities, foundations and federations that we have supported.
Cancer Council (Cairns)
FNQ Suicide Taskforce
Australian Red Cross (Gordonvale)
Feed the Farmers (Buy a Bale)
Little Star Kids Camps
Australian Pole Sports Federation
FNQ Hospital Donation
A generous donation to the FNQ Hospital Foundation
Dawn Evans, accompanied by Matthew, recently made a generous donation to cancer services via the Far North Queensland Hospital Foundation. Here is the media release excerpt.
Dawn Evans and Financial Advisor Matthew Parrish of Parrish Financial have together donated $5000 to the Foundation, in honour of Dawn’s recently passed away husband Graham.
“Mr and Mrs Evans were both very grateful for the dedicated care they received from the Liz Plummer Cancer Care Centre, and in appreciation Dawn wished to make a donation,” Mr Parrish said.
Mr Parrish, a long-time supporter of the Foundation, said the staff at Parrish Financial see firsthand some of the challenges clients face during their battles with cancer and having a local facility like this where locals are caring for locals makes all the difference.
Foundation fundraising and marketing manager Glenys Duncombe said donations like this were always very gratefully received.
“This sort of donation means we can provide extra equipment that is over-and-above what the Government might provide, that will make a difference to patient care,” Ms Duncombe said.
“It’s actually a wonderful way that local people can make a lasting tribute in their loved one’s honour,” she said.
Kerry represented the Parrish Financial team in May, by manning the Financial Planning Association (FPA) Booth. The expo featured an abundance of local businesses lending their support to the youth of Cairns in helping them pave a professional path for their futures.
In support of the Run for the Reef research program and also in the interests of health, wellbeing and Parrish Financial team building, we all participated in the 5km City Run event – well that’s how Rochelle sold it when she conned everyone into registering. To soften the blow, some of us were able to drag our partners along too.
Although some of us (ok everyone but Rochelle) were not all that excited about the event when we arrived at the Esplanade and it was blowing a gale, we all successfully completed the course and it’s safe to say that everyone had a great time. It’s amazing what some post-race endorphins can do!
Unfortunately Trish missed this one as she was soaking up the sun in the Greek Isles….
It’s very easy to take the use of both hands for granted however after participating in the Helping Hands program back in January we now appreciate how lucky we are to have both hands in working order.
Sadly, there are over 100 million active landmines in around 60 different countries and this results in around 2,000 landmine accidents every month (that’s one accident every 20 minutes). One of the most terrible things about landmines is that they aren’t designed to kill people… just severely debilitate. 95% of landmine victims survive and of those, 75% will lose the use of at least one limb. The Helping Hands Program allows participants to build prosthetic hands that are then donated to amputee landmine victims throughout the developing world.
The hands come completely disassembled and working in teams we all put our heads together to build functioning hands – not surprisingly the team full of ladies was the first to finish as they actually referred to the instructions.
We would like to thank Rotary Cairns for offering us the opportunity to partake in such a humbling and rewarding experience, knowing that a deserving recipient is waiting excitedly for their new hand to arrive and that we have played a small part in improving their quality of life.