GOLD COAST, QLD (February 4, 2014 2014) — Gold Coast based hospitality leader Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific has handed over a cheque for $80,000 to Cancer Council Queensland, following a year of dedicated fundraising through the company’s charity arm, Wishes by Wyndham.
Wyndham, which is one of the Gold Coast’s biggest private employers, chose Cancer Council Queensland as its signature charity for 2013, organising a number of events and fundraisers, alongside the company’s Employee Workplace Giving Program.
The company matched ‘dollar for dollar’ all workplace giving donations to the end of 2012.
“We are very proud of how our employees have gone above and beyond to support this extraordinary organisation, by donating their time and money,” said Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific CEO and Managing Director Barry Robinson. “The Cancer Council’s work has never been more crucial, with the number of annual new cancer cases in Australia set to rise to 150,000 by 2020.”
With a thriving Bundall-based corporate office of over 450 people, Wyndham held a number of successful events, including a Biggest Morning Tea as well as Daffodil Day and Pink Ribbon Day initiatives.
“We are so grateful for this outstanding contribution from Wyndham, which will go a long way in supporting crucial cancer research and support,” said Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Katie Clift.
“All funds raised in Queensland contribute to our vital work in cancer research, prevention and early detection programs and patient support services. Donations help us in investing around $26 million in cancer control every year – including around $13 million in cancer research.”
“We have witnessed significant cancer research breakthroughs over the past year – for example, CCQ research identified a significant drop in invasive melanoma rates in young Queenslanders under 40 – showing our skin cancer prevention messages are getting through.”
Wishes by Wyndham is a global philanthropic program developed by Wyndham Worldwide and is coordinated in the South Pacific by a team of employees from across the company.
Learn more about Cancer Council Queensland.
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