News : December 2019
Kerfoot in the community
The Kerfoot team is renowned for supporting great causes, particularly in mental health and wellbeing, which affects each and every one of us at some point in our lives.
Tradie health, and men’s health in general, is incredibly important to the Kerfoot family, so it was easy to find volunteers for a team to join the Movember challenge in support of raising awareness and funds for research and treatment of prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention.
Our team Kerfoot Mo-Ment raised more than $1,600 for Movember this year.
A number of team members – and even one of our vans – sported dodgy-looking moustaches for a good cause.
Scott McLaughlin, one of our resident keen golfers, just this week took part in a charity golf day The Longest Day to raise some much-needed funds for the Cancer Council. The Longest Day challenges golfers to complete four rounds of golf in one day (72 holes), to raise funds to help skin cancer research. At last count, Scott was well on his way to raising $2,000, smashing his target.
Tom Miller donned the lycra and completed the 87-kilometre long MS Sydney to Gong ride. Funds raised from the ride are used to support the work of MS research to fund vital support services to help make every day possible for those living with this horrible disease.
Kerfoot is also proud to get involved with Steptember – involving all our staff we all step it up for Cerebral Palsy, there is always some internal competition but the winner is raising money for this great cause!
Kerfoot donates $5,000 for one of our own
Every year in Australia 50 babies will be born with Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC). A disease that can cause tumours to grow on a baby’s brain and heart and later in life on kidneys, lungs and skin. It’s a disease that frequently causes severe epilepsy, autism and intellectual disabilities, and there is no cure.
Sadly, TSC affects one of our own. Ryan Groenwald, a valued member of the Kerfoot Mechanical Electrical team, has an awesome little boy Oskar who suffers from TSC. You can read about Oskar and his family here on the TSC Christmas Appeal page, and while you’re there you might like to consider making a donation.
We are heartbroken to see what this lovely family is going through, and it’s the least we can do to donate $5,000 to this appeal on behalf of the company.
Supporting the Drought Appeal and those impacted by the fire crisis
This festive season, Kerfoot will also be donating $1,000 to drought relief via the Country Women’s Association’s Disaster Relief Fund, in addition to $1,000 to charity supporting those impacted by the NSW fire crisis.