Health and wellbeing
Mater Foundation & Breast Cancer Network Australia
Hastings Deering holds an annual breakfast for 150 employees and suppliers to raise funds to for Mater Foundation through their Mater Chicks in Pink programme. The funds are used to generate positive, significant and real impact on people who are affected by breast cancer and contribute to the better understanding and treatment of breast cancer through medical research. Mater Chicks in Pink supports Mater Private Hospital Brisbane, Mater Private Hospital Redland, Mater Hospital Brisbane and Mater Research.
Run for MI Life
Mackay Sugar Run For MI Life is held in the name of Matthew Ivory who sadly took his own life on the 19th October 2012.
Matt was a fun-loving, kind hearted person who enjoyed a joke and relished making others laugh. His death was both unexpected and devastating to those who knew him. The event aims to change the perception of depression and suicide in our community and take away the negative stigma attached.
Since the first run in 2014, Run For MI Life has spread to 3 locations, seen thousands of people run and has raised over $150,000 to inspire people to seek help and support when it's needed. A large focus of Run For MI Life is to ensure that the SafeTALK course is able to be offered for FREE within the communities that run, to make them suicide safe. This year, we intend on donating our proceeds to the Grapevine Group, it is our goal to raise $100,000 and donate to this organisation.