Community support 

Charities and Support

Worlds Greatest Shave  |  Blood Service  |  Youngcare  |  Windsor State School  |  Beachmere Rugby League  |  the Men's Shed

During the 2016 year we have been pleased to participate in many fundrasing events and continue our support for local schools, clubs and charities.

Worlds Greatest Shave

This year Bretts raised in excess of $15,000 for the leukaemia foundation. Many Bretts staff and customers helped to make this day a success by going under the shaver, hair cutting skills were provided at no charge by the local Newmarket Col Naylor Barber Shop.

Today, 34 Australians will be given the devastating news that they have leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma, and they’ll turn to the Leukaemia Foundation for help. Although survival rates are improving, blood cancers are the third biggest cause of cancer death in Australia. Getting sponsored to shave, colour or wax the hair on your head, chest or face, is an extraordinary way to help families facing the challenge of blood cancer and to help Australia's best researchers.

The money sponsors give goes towards research, which is needed to discover kinder and more effective treatments for blood cancer. Sponsorship will also support families when they need it most, providing people with leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma with a free home-away-from-home near hospital during their treatment. It will also mean we can transport them to appointments and provide as much practical assistance and emotional support as we can, all free of charge. The Leukaemia Foundation receives no ongoing government funding, so supporting this event makes our Vision to Cure and Mission to Care possible.

Read more on the Worlds Greatest Shave website

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Red Cross Blood Service

Each year Bretts employees help in saving the lives of many Queenslanders. Over the last 12 months generous donations by the team at Bretts have helped to save the lives of over 190 people.

1 IN 3 Australians will need blood! The Red Cross Blood Service supplies it.

The Australian Red Cross Blood Service is a division of the Australian Red Cross. Funded by the federal, state and territory governments of Australia to supply the community with safe, high quality blood and blood products, as well as organ and bone marrow services for transplantation. This important work is only possible through the incredible donations of over half a million unpaid voluntary donors.

Read more on the Blood Service website

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"I just cannot express how grateful I am for your very kind donations towards my final fundraiser for Youngcare – you have no idea how much it means after asking for money or contributions over the last 10 weeks!

Thank you once again you Windsor champions!"

Kind words from FKG Constructions who have been fundrasing for Youngcare.

The Youngcare mission | To help young people exit or avoid admissions to aged care right now. We also aim to develop viable and replicable models to solve the problem once and for all, giving young people with high care needs the choice in care and accommodation they deserve.

Find out more and learn how you can help on the Youngcare website

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Windsor State Primary School

We proudly donate goods and services in support of their regular events and fundraising activities.

The Windsor State School Parents & Citizens’ (P&C) Association is a dynamic and enthusiastic group of people actively working together to support Windsor State School in its growth and development. The P&C has a proud tradition of enhancing learning outcomes for students by playing an integral role in planning and setting future directions, as well as providing materials and equipment.

Windsor State School web page

Windsor State School parents and citizens website

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Beachmere Junior Rugby League football club

We were pleased to help fund the kids jerseys and uniforms for the 2016 season.

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Men's Shed associaton

In conjuction with two of our major suppliers, Caroma and Plumbing Plus, Bretts are very happy to provide the Burgers and Coffee at recent Tradie Brekkies towards this fundrasier for our local Men's Shed. For a gold coin donation Bretts Staff and customers enjoyed a Brekkie Burger and Coffee.

Most men have learned from our culture that they don’t talk about feelings and emotions many do not take an interest in their own health and well-being. Unlike women, most men are reluctant to talk about their emotions and that means that they usually don’t ask for help.

Probably because of this, many men are less healthy than women, drink more, take more risks and suffer more from isolation, loneliness and depression. Relationship breakdown, retrenchment or early retirement from a job, loss of children following divorce, physical or mental illness are just some of the problems that men may find difficult to deal with on their own.

Read more about the Men's Shed on the associations website

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