A Chance to Give Back
Giving back to the community is a very important part of our business and something our whole team cares about. We try to do this through supporting community and charity events which promote medical research or access to healthcare services for disadvantaged groups. Our local community, especially, is very important to us and we like the idea of being able to give something back to the community that supports us. Here are some of the ways we have tried to give back over the years...
Share the Dignity Campaign
The Share the Dignity campaign is an amazing community initiative which aims to provide homeless and at-risk women with sanitary and personal products, which they may not be able to afford, helping them maintain their sense of dignity when they need it most. This year we are offering KFP as a drop-off point for women to donate items (many packed into spare handbags) and our wonderful receptionist, Jodie, has offered to deliver all the donations to the charity point in East Maitland.
If you are interested to help out and be a "shero" for the thousands of homeless and at-risk women of the Hunter you can drop off your contribution to the practice up until Wednesday 9th December 2015.
Relay For Life
KFP entered the Relay for Life challenge as a team for the first time in 2014. We have all been touched by many people with cancer - patients, family and friends - who can only be described as incredibly brave. Each year thousands of Australians participate in relays across Australia to raise awareness of cancer, support cancer research and acknowledge the inspiring stories of cancer survivors and reflect on the sad loss of those who fought hard but lost their battle. Our team is proud to be part of this annual Newcastle event.
Newcastle's Bowel of the Ball
KFP has been a Platinum Sponsor of this local charity event in since it began in 2012. Each ball has been organised by an amazing team of professional young women who all suffer from debilitating bowel disease, such as Crohn's Disease or Ulcerative Colitis. With each event this dynamic team raises over $10 000 towards ongoing research, education and support services to help make life a little easier for the thousands of people suffering from bowel related illness.