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 2017 Stockbrokers Awards Night 

On Thursday 22 June 2017, The Australian Stockbrokers Foundation hosted the annual Stockbrokers Awards Night. This is a night where industry milestones and individuals are celebrated across a range of award categories.

To see the full list of award winners click here.

It is also a night where the stockbroking community comes together to raise money for several amazing charities.  This year we were able to raise $330,000 to be distributed to our charities, a solid effort for the night. 

The Australian Stockbrokers Foundation would like to thank everyone who was involved in making the evening such a success, including our sponsors, committee members and event management team. 

 

 

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Charity in Focus – Bear Cottage

Located in Manly, Bear Cottage is the only children’s hospice in NSW providing paediatric palliative care support to families who care for a child with a terminal or life-limiting illness.  Critical care programs at Bear Cottage include respite, palliative and end of life care for children 0-18 years of age, which are provided free of charge to all families in a home like and non-clinical environment. 

Bear Cottage is an initiative of The Children’s Hospital Westmead which allows access to some of the best medical resources in the world. Since opening their doors in 2001, Bear Cottage has cared for patients and families from every state in Australia. Since 2013, the Australian Stockbroker’s Foundation (ASF) has been supporting Bear Cottage. To date, $86,200 has been donated by the ASF to support respite and critical care programs at Bear Cottage. Head of fundraising at Bear Cottage Claire McCarthy confirmed that the most recent ASF donation of $25,000 in January 2017, was gratefully received by Bear Cottage as their occupancy rates continue to increase.

While Bear Cottage receives some Government funding, they heavily rely on corporate and community support to meet annual operating costs of $4 million per year. It currently costs up to $10,000 per week for a family of four to stay at Bear Cottage and the donations from the ASF have gone directly to support critical respite and end of life care.  In 2016 Bear Cottage provided end of life care to 25 families who were supported and cared for by our expert and highly trained palliative care staff.  ASF funding provides families with peace of mind and reassurance in the knowledge that there is no time restriction on their stay which is crucial at such a challenging time.

For many families caring for a child with a terminal or life-limiting illness, a visit to Bear Cottage provides a rare opportunity for them to spend quality time together. During their stay, families are encouraged to relax without having to think about cooking, cleaning and daily chores. Be it a visit to the beach or a trip on the Manly ferry, the Bear Cottage team work closely to ensure the psychosocial needs of the entire family are met. 

By the continuing support and donations from ASF, Bear Cottage are able to deliver expert care to their patients and provide support to families. Many families at Bear Cottage after the death of their child remain connected to Bear Cottage by attending the family Christmas party and annual sibling and bereavement camps. Many families have formed strong connections at Bear Cottage and thus the circle of love and support continues to expand as many families find friendship and comfort in each other. 

Two prestigious events...

Thank you to all our sponsors,

winners and attendees at the

2017 Stockbrokers Awards.

To view photos of the night click here

 

 

To view the list of 2017 winners CLICK HERE



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