Aptus Personnel are actively involved in giving back to the community through providing Pro Bono services to “not for profit” organisations and assisting with fund raising activities. Aptus have been actively involved with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (since 2012) and Creative Opportunities a branch of the Salvation Army.
Aptus Personnel actively provide recruitment solutions free of charge to Creative Opportunities a branch of the Salvation Army. In doing so we are helping the team at Creative Opportunities achieve their recruitment needs.
RUN for the KIDS 2012
Several of us here at Aptus completed the course on Sunday 1st April 2012 to contribute to the Good Friday Appeal 2012 for the Royal Children's Hospital, and we would like to share our story with you.
Amazingly, even with the numbers of participants being limited this year, 33,000 people took part in the run. The atmosphere was fantastic, with a huge mix of people contributing in different ways. Each of us here at Aptus enjoyed the challenge; some members ensured they beat their training times, whilst others were just thrilled to complete the run with a smile. Some of us completed the 5.2km course and others completed the 14.4km course. All who participated enjoyed it greatly and we are all very much looking forward to next year when we can raise more money and beat our own personal bests.
Congratulations to everyone who contributed to the Good Friday Appeal 2012.
DCE Annual CSR Fundraising Soccer Tournament 2012
Aptus Personnel have celebrated another victory at the DCE Annual CSR Fundraising Soccer Tournament
2012. Dalton Consulting Engineers http://www.dceprofile.com/ hold an annual Charity soccer tournament and for the second year running the Aptus team reigned victorious.
However, the cause is why we really take part and this year TLC for Kids was the beneficiary of the competition.
TLC for kids works with healthcare professionals to deliver Australia's fastest support for children and their families in hospital. TLC for kids helps by providing urgent
distractions to nurture the emotional wellbeing of disadvantaged kids undergoing medical treatment.
They assist any child with any health related condition,which means no deserving child misses out. There are no waiting lists at TLC for kids-all requests are met within 48 hours, sometimes even within an hour, so that the child and their family gets the support they need when it matters the most.
For more Details and donations please check out the website: http://www.tlcforkids.org.au/
Royal Children's Hospital Good Friday Appeal
This year Aptus Personnel are taking part in the RUN for the KIDS. Each of us have chosen to challenge ourselves in different ways.
Some are willing and able to take on the 14.4km run and have set tight time parameters to complete the challenge, not mentioning any names…… yet. Others have elected to take part but will feel much more comfortable in the mums and bubs group. Does the old “it’s the taking part that counts” really work in this instance?????
Please check out the website, and donate it’s for a great cause.
The Good Friday Appeal is the public face of fundraising for Victoria’s Royal Children’s Hospital. It has provided more than $211 million to the hospital since the Appeal began in 1931. 90 cents in every dollar raised is used by The Royal Children’s Hospital to purchase medical equipment and to fund research.
Giving on Good Friday – ‘that they may grow’ is a Victorian tradition, with television sets tuned in to the 18 hour long telethon; perhaps for the chance to hear a special donation read out, or to learn of the miracles that happen at the hospital. It is all about helping those who are our smallest and most vulnerable.
The great strength of the Appeal lies with the thousands of people from all walks of life, who volunteer their time, expertise and creativity to organise fundraising activities throughout the year.
It is a non denominational, non political organisation that exists solely to raise funds for The Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne.
JDRF Walk for diabetes on October 17th 2010
It was a cold and wet Sunday morning, the sky was grey however the coffee was hot. Andrew, Vanessa and I met with Kallie, one of the JDRF staff. Kallie was obviously ready for a muddy and wet day as she was wearing her gumboots over her jeans. Once we had setup the helium gas bottle and started blowing up the balloons, before we knew it we were on our 100th balloon and we couldnt blow them up quick enough. Vanessa was taking bunches out to the kids while Andrew and I continued blowing them up and tying the ribbons.
Several other volunteers grabbed several bunches to hand out whilst taking donations and raffle tickets. By 10.45 the rain was still coming down however the walk was under way. The weather didn’t stop families and friends of JDRF doing the 5km walk around the lake. Some deciding to run the 5km. The green jelly baby was there to welcome back everyone as they passed through the finish line.
After the walk the entertainment began with live music, bouncy castles, face painting, mini golf and a cuddle with the farm animals. Over all, the Aptus team were very pleased with the outcome and had great fun with the kids.
Thanks to everyone who participated, volunteered and turned up to give support. The day was a complete success raising over $20,000 on the day and contributing to $350,000 total for 2010.
Let us explain why.....
Chloe is 5 years old, the youngest of 3 sisters. Just like most little girls her age, her passions are Disney Princesses, Barbie dolls and Polly Pockets. When not playing with her friends at kindergarten, or chasing her kitten, Bella, for a cuddle, Chloe is never happier than when she is dressed in one of her princess dresses, sitting on the floor with her dolls and enlisting the services of any available sister, parent or grandparent to play the part of her handsome prince.
Tragically, earlier this year Chloe was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes, after displaying symptoms of mood swings, frequent urinating and excessive thirst. Overnight, this tiny, delicate, happy little girl was lifted out of her “normal”, seemingly healthy lifestyle. She entered an unknown, rather unsettling and sometimes stressful new way of life. A world of five times daily blood testing, of twice-daily injections and new dietary disciplines. Chloe’s parents, extended family members and other carers had to learn the treatment methods and new eating regime. Nothing would be the same again.
Chloe’s life has changed forever and she now needs to be monitored daily to maintain safe blood glucose levels. But thanks to The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and the staff at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne Chloe’s parents will be kept up to date with any changes in available treatment and given any assistance and advice they need as they continue her care and treatment. Yet with all these changes Chloe is still that same little 5 year old she was before: fun loving, playful, creative and imaginative. She shrugs her shoulders at injection time and just gets on with it. Meanwhile everyone involved tries to follow her example knowing that one day a cure will be discovered. Then all little girls like Chloe will be able to get on with the much more important job of being a princess.
This is just one story of many that helped Aptus Personnel decide we would like to assist The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) in finding a cure for diabetes. The staff at Aptus Personnel will be participating in the walk for diabetes on October 17th 2010 to show our support to the great cause. If you would like to join us on this day in October or would like to sponsor one of our staff please don’t hesitate to email us or call Tom Murphy on 0450 009 906.