Our new Charity of the Year is… drum roll please… Marymead!
We are so excited to work with this deserving charity for the next 12 months. The partnership will enable Marymead the ability to harness the fundraising power of the Vikings Group. Vikings will pledge a donation with the commitment to fundraise and promote the Charity of the Year, extending to a variety of activities and public relationed events.
Marymead is a well-respected, not-for-profit organisation servicing the ACT and southern and western regional areas of NSW. They have been delivering a range of high quality, family support services to children, young people and their families since 1967.
With offices in Canberra at Yarralumla and Watson, and in NSW at Goulburn, Moruya and Wagga Wagga, Marymead’s array of programs and services include child and family counselling, early intervention programs, Permanency Program (out of home care), post separation support, the Autism Centre, parent education groups, family and mental health support programs and contact and changeover services for separated parents in significant conflict.
Marymead also offers innovative, person-centred support services for people with disability and their families. These services may be purchased through funds received under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), and include short term accommodation, after-school care and school holiday programs, skills development, recreation groups and in-home support.
The partnership between Vikings Group and Marymead will allow assist in building new Care Cottages, providing hope and change for kids and families in need at times of crisis. Vikings Group will assist Marymead in educating and raising awareness about the new Care Cottages and there programs.
Vikings Group recognise our responsibility to support non-for-profit organisations in the community and aim to assist organisations whose values align with our core beliefs, and those of our Members and Staff. These values include supporting our community, increasing social benefits and a commitment to continue to contribute effectively to the development of our community.
Vikings Group are excited to kick off our partnership with Marymead and we look forward to working together with the community to support this great initiative.
Throughout the year, a variety of initiatives will run to assist Marymead. Keep your eyes peeled for way to donate and upcoming events.
For more information about Marymead visit www.marymead.org.au