Supporting the Community
Our role as a good corporate citizen is not one that we take lightly. Nor is it expressed in glib terms of a generic nature.
Rather we point to specific examples of how we give back and support the society that provides us with the opportunities for success. We also seek to learn about success from those who achieve in fields different to our own.
Childrens’ Medical Research Institute – as well as providing regular legal advice for CMRI, Addisons plays a significant role each year in the fundraising activities of Jeans for Genes day. Our lawyers and staff go into the streets of Sydney selling badges on behalf of CMRI and regularly raise significant donations through their persuasive skills.
In addition we take a number of tables each year at the Jeans for Genes Day annual dinner, where we recently won the bidding for the framed and painted jeans of celebrities Cate Blanchett and Jules Lund. The jeans are now on permanent display in our Sydney office, serving as a reminder of our commitment to CMRI.
Further information about CMRI can be found at www.cmri.org.au.
The Centenary Institute of Cancer Medicine and Cell Biology – partner Jamie Nettleton sits on the Commercialisation Committee of the Centenary Institute. The Centenary Institute is an independent leader in medical research seeking improved treatments and cures for cancer, cardiovascular and infectious diseases. Further information can be found at www.centenary.org.au.
The Tatura 200 – Addisons is a sponsor of the Tatura 200, a charity bike ride held in the Goulburn Valley each year to raise funds for local community charities. One of our partners, David Ferguson regularly competes in the 200 kilometre event. Further information on the Tatura 200 can be found at www.tatura200.com.au.
The Ligusa Children's Centre – One of our partners, Karen Hayne, is actively involved with a small not-for-profit organisation which supports an orphanage for Kenyan children. The Ligusa's Children Centre is currently home to about 40 orphan children. Since 2010, the aim has been to build a school for the children, which project is continuing. Further information on Ligusa's Children Centre can be found at www.ligusachildrenscentre.com.
The Arts Law Centre of Australia – Addisons has assisted the Arts Law Centre of Australian by providing legal advice to their members, including artists and authors on a pro bono basis. The Arts Law Centre is a national, not-for-profit organisation that provides specialised legal and business advice, and referral services for artists and arts organisations. Our work includes reviewing contracts, advising on business structures and on disputes. Most recently, Addisons reviewed chapters of a forthcoming book for one of Arts Law's author members. Further information on the Arts Law Centre can be found at www.artslaw.com.au.
Gasnier Foundation – Addisons gave a donation to the Gasnier Foundation in 2011 for the purposes of helping to fund a cancer detection machine at St George Hospital. Further information about the Gasnier Foundation can be found at www.gasnierfoundation.com.au.
Giant Steps – Addisons is a sponsor of a number of fundraising activities. Giant Steps is a not for profit organisation that provides services to children with autism and their families including a school and community college for young adults. Further details about Giant Steps can be found at www.giantsteps.net.au.