Corporate Giving Committee
The team at Northern Territory Airports are regular and enthusiastic supporters of charity and not-for-profit groups in the Territory.
The Corporate Giving Committee (CGC), comprised of volunteer staff members from our three airports, was setup to distribute funds dedicated to supporting the disadvantaged in our community. These funds are provided to the Committee by Northern Territory Airports and this money is “topped up” through fundraising initiatives.
One of the most prominent fundraisers is the Annual Darwin Airport Charity Golf Day which is held every year in August. Airport staff and stakeholders dress up in silly costumes, play a bit of golf and raise money for great causes.
Applying for funds from the Corporate Giving Committee
Below are some of the Committee’s recent beneficiaries:
NT Radiation Oncology (part of the Alan Walker Care Centre)
Up until 2009, residents of the Top End who required treatment for Cancer were required to travel interstate to receive treatment. In January 2010, Northern Territory Radiation Oncology (NTRO), part of the Alan Walker Cancer Care Centre, officially opened to provide the people of the “Top End” with access to professional, high quality cancer treatment without the need to travel interstate.
The centre is named in memory of Dr Alan Walker (1931-2007), a Northern Territory paediatrician credited with improving Aboriginal infant mortality and child health outcomes.
To assist the centre in transporting patients to and from the Centre, the Corporate Giving Committee, with assistance from Darwin Mitsubishi, arranged for the donation of a vehicle. Darwin Mitsubishi also kindly committed to free servicing of the vehicle for the duration of its service with the Centre.
For more information visit http://www.ntro.com.au/
Wongabilla Equestrian Centre
The Wongabilla Equestrian Centre (WEC) based in Darwin provides a number of youth programs to a variety of community organizations. WEC is part of the Police and Citizens Youth Club (PCYC) and relies heavily on sponsorship and fundraising to provide equestrian activities to under-privileged children.
During 2010, the Corporate Giving Committee provided the Centre with a new horse float to transport the horses around Darwin.
Other recent recipients of donations include:
- Guide Dogs Northern Territory
- The Darwin Toy Library
- Henbury School
- Menzies Research Centre