Huawei announces record NRL Charity Round success
[Sydney 24th September 2020]
Huawei Australia is proud to announce that we have raised an all-time record amount of nearly $50,000 for our charity partner, Sydney-based mental health researcher the Black Dog Institute, in the National Rugby League (NRL) Charity Round for the 2020 season in partnership with the Canberra Raiders.
Although hampered by COVID-19 restrictions our online auctioning of the specially designed Charity Round jerseys worn by the Canberra Raiders team in the NRL match against the Brisbane Broncos raised nearly $40,000 with additional proceeds generated from jersey sales and other activities.
In particular, Huawei would like to thank Allbids for conducting the online jersey auction for free whilst the Raiders Shop and Jerseys Megastore also made generous contributions for which they also have our thanks.
Lisa Connors, Manager Corporate Relations and Programs of Huawei Australia, presented the official cheque for the funds to Tasman Cassim, Corporate Partnerships Manager at the Black Dog Institute, at the Raiders NRL match against the New Zealand Warriors on Sunday in Canberra.
With this latest successful Charity Round the total amount raised for local charities by Huawei Australia during the special round and other inititatives since 2013 reaches a staggering $230,000 with the Black Dog Institute joining Deaf Australia, the Ricky Stuart Foundation, Tour de Cure, Bowel Cancer Australia and Soldier On as recipients.
Moreover, the Raiders 36-8 win over the Broncos on August 15th continued their fine record in the NRL Charity Round with victories in evert match with one exception, the May 2015 encounter with the Canterbury Bulldogs in which the Raiders narrowly lost 41-34.
Lisa Connors, Manager Corporate Relations of Huawei Australia, said:
“Huawei is very proud to be able to present the Black Dog Institute with a record amount of nearly $50,000 which will help continue the vital research and delivery of evidenced-based programs throughout the community.”
“Just as important is the fact that we have been able to help drive awareness around mental health issues, encouraging Australians around the country to reach out to organisations like the Black Dog Institute for assistance.”
“Through our charity initiatives and over 7 consecutive seasons, Huawei has raised over $230k for Australian Charities for which we are extremely proud.”
“None of this would have been possible without the generous support of the community and our partners and for that we are grateful.”
Karen Elliff, Director of Fundraising and Development at Black Dog Institute, said:
“We’re so pleased and thankful for the outstanding outcome achieved by our partners, Huawei Australia and the Canberra Raiders. We’d like to give them a big thank you for working with us to expand awareness around the importance of mental health and having raised an enormous amount near to $50,000.
“Funds raised through this partnership will go towards the continuation of our vital research and the delivery of evidence-based programs throughout the community. This year more than ever we need to prioritise mental health support.”