0

Media Release: Curwoods Lawyers Sponsorship

Karina having coffee with her sister Ruth

Media Release

Curwoods Lawyers announces support for young Australians with high care needs

Curwoods Lawyers (Curwoods) has marked the start of a new charity partnership with Youngcare by making a $10,000 donation, which will contribute to empowering young Australians with high care needs to stay out of retirement homes through the provision of age‑appropriate housing, grants and other support.

Youngcare is a not‑for‑profit organisation that is spearheading powerful and positive change to create a future where every young person has the independence to live the lives that they deserve.

On Tuesday, 5 December 2017, Curwoods’ staff were joined by Anthony Ryan, CEO of Youngcare, and Emily Dash, an emerging writer, actor and motivational speaker and Youngcare advocate, who both spoke passionately about the importance of giving young people with high care needs and their loved ones the freedom of choice. Anthony shared stories of the profound impact of appropriate housing and grants for people with high care needs and their loved ones, while Emily drew on her own experiences with Youngcare to illustrate how their support has increased her independence – something which all young people deserve.

Curwoods has recently recruited Ella Alexander, a dedicated Pro Bono Solicitor and Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, as part of its commitment to supporting our community. Scott Kennedy, Curwoods’ Managing Partner said:

“Curwoods is  passionate about having a positive impact on our community. Through our Pro Bono and CSR programs, we use our skills and services  to assist the most vulnerable, marginalised and disadvantaged members of our community. Ella and the other members of Curwoods’ CSR Committee have been instrumental in building Curwoods’ relationship with Youngcare. They have the full support of the partnership to continue developing our Pro Bono and CSR initiatives.”

Ella Alexander, Curwoods’ Pro Bono Solicitor and Head of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), said:

“We are proud to support Youngcare as part of our CSR program. Curwoods recognises that we are part of the wider community, and our Pro Bono and CSR programs are designed to allow our staff to give back to that community. We hope that the funds donated to Youngcare this morning will assist young people with high care needs to live their lives with dignity and autonomy.

Anthony Ryan thanked Curwoods for their support, saying:

“A huge thank you to Curwoods for their new sponsorship of Youngcare. Your corporate support will enable us to provide appropriate care and homes for young people with high care needs right throughout Australia.”

As part of our CSR program, Curwoods also supports CanToo, a charity that raises funds for cancer research by encouraging improved health and wellbeing in the community, The Grace Centre for Newborn Care at Westmead Children’s Hospital, an intensive care unit for newborn babies and the Rotary Club of Sydney Youth Committee, which supports programs for young people in the community. Curwoods also has a formal pro bono program through which our lawyers use their skills to assist disadvantaged members of our community.

About Curwoods

Curwoods Lawyers (Curwoods) is an Australian legal firm with 40 years’ experience providing commercial and insurance legal advice to local, regional and international clients. Our 15 partners and 170+ employees have a reputation for finding creative and innovative solutions to legal problems. We see ourselves as an extension of our clients and their brand, and partner with them to understand their drivers and deliver legally sound, commercially relevant outcomes.

Through our Pro Bono and CSR programs, we use our skills and services to assist vulnerable, marginalised and disadvantaged members of our community.

SHARE THIS!
News you might like:
30 August 2016National not-for-profit organisation Youngcare today announced the appointment of new Chief Executive Officer Anthony Ryan.Mr ...
2 August 2017Youngcare explores options as NSW project endsYoungcare’s partnership with St. Vincent’s Australia to deliver high care housing ...
The Youngcare Simpson Desert Challenge 2017 has been nominated as one of Northern Territory’s best events by industry experts Selected as ...
24 July 2017A message from our partners at VincentsAt VINCENTS one of our core values is to actively build a company environment that contributes ...
5 May 2016WHAT’S ON! 28 APRIL - 8 MAY Simpson Desert ChallengeSupport the trekkers by donating and follow the trek with our regular ...
23 July 2015In 2011, Emily Dash received a Youngcare At Home Care Grant to help her live an independent life at home. Since then she has been ...
7 November 2016Share a slice of Youngcake this ChristmasFor a young person with high care needs, the loss of choice and independence is one of ...
18 July 2017The Today Show aired Todd and Kat's story'I never thought I’d find somebody like her': How gaining independence led a young man ...
8 March 2017Albany Creek updateWe are thrilled to announce that the Youngcare and MS Queensland Apartments at Albany Creek are on track to be a ...
5 May 2016A helping hand from Hand Heart PocketYoungcare’s At Home Care Grants are set to continue helping more young Queenslanders with high ...
Categories
Archives

Are you a young person seeking help?

What we do

GET INFO

Get Help

GET INFO

Contact Us

GET INFO

Our Supporters 

Eureka Landscaping
Queensland Rail
Betta Home Living
Queensland Government
ALS
Hand Heart Pocket
Clark Real Estate
Bunnamagoo
CV Services
Tattersalls Club
Care Tech
Knight Frank
Pilot
Rivergum Homes
FKG
Good2give
Bruce Lynton
Shape
MGD Private
Forte Catering
Triffid
Cutting Edge
Collins Food
Motorola Solutions
Batercard
Flight Centre Foundation
LAS logo
Morgans
MTAQ
MS Queensland
Vertica Capital
Kabuki
Curwoods Lawyers
Sage
EY
Style
Brazilian Beauty - Albany Creek
MMO Interiors
De Luca Corp
50-50 charity raffle
Hopgood Ganim
Aurora Adventures
Artis Pura
Nova
Women's Weekly
Thrifty
Coates
CUB
Tatts Group
Duco Events
Audi Centre Springwood
Spot Productinons
Story Bride Hotel
Neals
QIC
Vincents
Birdsville Social Club
Taylor Byrne
Birdsville Roadhouse
Wolff Group
Audio Visual Elements
Shine Lawyers
Carbone
Just Photography
Just Cause Bunch
DAE
Savills
HSF
Birdsville Hotel
Keystone
One Harvest - love beats
ANZ
Servcorp
Vantage Performance
Canstruct
Braggs Signs
Channel Nine
Oktoberfest Brisbane
Select AV