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 2016 National not-for-profit organisation Youngcare today announced the appointment of new Chief Executive Officer Anthony Ryan. Mr ...
Bernard Fanning is back and he can't wait for the Youngcare Benefit Concert 2015! Below he shares his fond memories of the past and some of his plans ...
7 November 2016 Share a slice of Youngcake this Christmas For a young person with high care needs, the loss of choice and independence is one of ...
We want you to be the first to know! Youngcare is thrilled to announce the return of one of Brisbane’s best nights of Australian music: the ...
Dear Mr Scott Morrison, I’m writing to you as the 30th Prime Minister of Australia because I want to know how you’re planning on improving the ...
This article was originally published in The Australian Hospital and Healthcare Bulletin. 8 January 2016 Young people in aged care – an Australian ...
2 August 2017 Youngcare explores options as NSW project ends Youngcare’s partnership with St. Vincent’s Australia to deliver high care housing ...
5 May 2016 WHAT’S ON!   28 APRIL - 8 MAY Simpson Desert Challenge Support the trekkers by donating and follow the trek with our regular ...
24 July 2017 A message from our partners at Vincents At VINCENTS one of our core values is to actively build a company environment that contributes ...
5 May 2016 CEO message The new season is an exciting time for Youngcare as we start to focus on bringing our latest apartments at Albany Creek, ...
Categories
Archives

Are you a young person seeking help?

What we do

GET INFO

Get Help

GET INFO

Contact Us

GET INFO

A huge thanks to our supporters 

Shine Lawyers
Pilot
Vuly
Thrifty
Collins Food
Merlo
ALS
McCabe Curwood
Vincents
Media Merchants
Servcorp
Betta Home Living
Birdsville Social Club
FKG
KFC Youth Foundation
Clark Real Estate
Sage
MS Queensland
Brighton Homes
Women's Weekly
Batercard
Rivergum Homes
Birdsville Hotel
De Luca Corp
Morgans
HSF
CUB
Cutting Edge
Eureka Landscaping
Taylor Byrne
Queensland Rail
Just Photography
Bruce Lynton
Aurora Adventures
Care Tech
Coates
Network First
Carbone
MGD Private
Savills
Bunnamagoo
Just Cause Bunch
ANZ
Style
AWIC - Awesome Women In Construction
Vantage Performance
Hopgood Ganim
Tatts Group
ALS Global
CV Services
Queensland Government
One Harvest - love beats
EY
Channel Nine
DAE
Neals
Spot Productinons
Nova
Triffid
Braggs Signs
Good2give
LAS logo
Story Bride Hotel
Select AV
Birdsville Roadhouse
MTAQ
GNK
Hand Heart Pocket
MMO Interiors
Flight Centre Foundation
Forte Catering
Audio Visual Elements
Tattersalls Club
Knight Frank
National Storage
QIC
Vertica Capital
Wolff Group
Sleepy's
Motorola Solutions
Keystone