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Charity Work

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It’s important to be a member of your local community. As Sydney’s blocked drain specialists, we’re proud to partner with a number of local and
international humanitarian agencies.

We’ve supported good causes both nearby and further afield, providing manpower and cash
donations. From Barnados, Amnesty International, Médecins Sans Frontières and Lieline, to Wheelchairs forKids and UNHCR, we’re active members of the community.

Our goal is to work with reputable, recognised groups to improve lives locally and globally, through our contribution of free plumbing, and through monetary donations. Read on to hear about some of the amazing causes we’ve been involved in supporting!

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Lifeline

That’s the number Lifeline established to provide the frontline care thousands of ordinary Aussies need in the face of mental health crisis support, suicide prevention, and other forms of emergency care across the community.

Working to reduce the stigma placed on mental health means people are more likely to reach out when they need to most. With suicide prevention as the core and key prospect of the Lifeline call program, there’s a way for those desperate for help to get it, in a non-judgemental, safe environment.

Lifeline receives well over a million calls every year. If you or someone you know needs crisis support, remember this number: 13 11 14. We’re proud to support Lifeline’s life changing and lifesaving work across Australia.

Barnado’s

Blocked Drains to the Rescue have supported Barnado’s over the last ten years. We provide free plumbing work to support their services in Sydney, ensuring that they can focus on what they do best: taking care of children at risk. Barnado’s are among Australia’s leading child protection charities.

Barnado’s works to build strong families, encourage community participation, and pursue justice socially through an amazing, motivated team dedicated to changing the lives of young people around the country. For well over 130 years, they’ve been putting underprivileged and disadvantaged children first – the most vulnerable members of our community.

Barnado’s work to find permanent, real answers that ensure children and young people get the chance to be loved and nurtured. Helping kids build relationships with each other, families, and communities, this encourages participation and enables children to make their voices heard. We’ve been providing free plumbing work to the Auburn Children’s Family Centre for over ten years.

Tim, principal at Blocked Drains to the Rescue, describes Barnado’s as ”the most caring people around. The work they do helping children and their families who are suffering is heart-warming. They deserve all the help we can give them and their clients.”
We’re proud to partner with Barnado’s, and encourage you to learn more about them and see how you, too, can get involved in supporting this crucial work.

Wheelchairs For Kids

Since 1998, Wheelchairs For Kids have donated over 32,248 wheelchairs. Beginning at the Rotary Club of Scarborough, WA, a volunteer workforce of over 150 people work to provide, build and refurbish nearly 300 wheelchairs a month for impoverished disabled children in
developing countries.

Gordon Hudson, CEO, places the number at 50 million children worldwide in need of wheelchairs. With an average 3,000 wheelchairs produced every year by Wheelchairs for Kids, there’s still a huge gap to plug – so get involved and support this work!

Amnesty International

Amnesty are the big name in the human rights protection campaign globally. Operating across the world, often in dire situations and at risk from harm by governments and non-
government groups alike, Amnesty campaigners work tirelessly to protect ordinary folk from human rights abuses.

Amnesty International work to defend marginalised people and the dispossessed. Started by UK lawyer Peter Benenson in 1961 as a response to allegations of torture abroad, the
group work on a number of fronts. The vision of a world free of imprisonment, torture and execution on social, religious or political grounds is unwavering. With countless trials and successes over the last fifty or so years, Amnesty have pushed for governments, corporations and non-government groups the world over to respect greater accountability for their role in protecting human rights.

Dignity, justice, freedom and a fair go are at the heart of Amnesty’s ethos, independent of any government, business, religious, or political group. Being involved with Amnesty means making a global, real difference in the lives of thousands upon thousands of people around the world. Consider how you could get involved yourself, and make a
real, positive change.

Médecins Sans Frontières

How many medical agencies can claim to:

  1. have delivered 194,400 babies
  2. treated more than 2.1 million people for malaria
  3. provided over 200,000 mental health consultations
  4. registered 229,900 HIV patients under care
  5. conducted over 81,700 surgeries
  6. treated over 46,900 cases of cholers
  7. vaccinated more than 1.5 million people against measles…

…all in one year?

Médecins Sans Frontières are at the forefront of the fight against unequal access to medical care. In many parts of the world, they’re the first responders to outbreaks of disease, and at on the front lines, working on preventative strategies to protect the community.

With emergency centres in warzones, working to help civilians facing violence, Médecins Sans Frontières are the premier health agency.

Regardless of gender, race, religion, creed or political affiliation, the group works to protect the health of individuals and wider communities, all across the world, above and beyond respect for national boundaries.
This lifesaving stuff. Impartial and neutral, the group places health as a priority above the interests of disparate parties such as governments and other groups, including businesses, to help grow and heal our global community.

We’re proud to support this organisation – and we strongly encourage you to team up as well.

Wheelchairs For Kids

Since 1998, Wheelchairs For Kids have donated over 32,248 wheelchairs. Beginning at the Rotary Club of Scarborough, WA, a volunteer workforce of over 150 people work to
provide, build and refurbish nearly 300 wheelchairs a month for impoverished disabled children in developing countries. Gordon Hudson, CEO, places the number at 50 million children worldwide in need of wheelchairs.

With an average 3,000 wheelchairs produced every year by Wheelchairs for Kids, there’s still a huge gap to plug – so get involved and support this work!

UNHCR

The United Nations High Commission for Refugees opened on the 14 th of December, 1950, by the UN general assembly. The mandate is as simple as it is complex: organise and co-ordinate international action to protect the wellbeing of refugees and asylum seekers around the world.

UNHCR works to protect the right to seek asylum: a fresh start for people fleeing violence,
persecution, or other forms of political, social or dangerous community instabilities.
Safe refuge means a home that can offer a new chance at life, free from the fear of violence. Over 9,300 staff work in 123 countries to aid and protect millions of displaced people. Winning two Nobel Peace Prizes, UNHCR is a globally respected institution, and has a great track record when it comes to helping those who need it most. Thirteen million refugees came to UNHCRs attention in 2014, with operational services provided by
the organisation in Afghanistan, Colombia, DRC, Mali, Pakistan, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and Iraq.

We’re really glad we can be a part of their amazing work: supporting UNHCR with regular donations, and fundraising campaigns such as our 2015 Nepal relief effort project. Get involved and make a difference!

Cystic Fibrosis NSW

Cystic Fibrosis NSW is the local state division of the broader Cystic Fibrosis Australia.
Every four days, a child is born with cystic fibrosis. With a low life expectancy and reduced quality of life, many won’t live to see their 40 th birthday – much lower than the median of 80.3 for men and 84.4 for women.

A range of related conditions result from cystic fibrosis, from shortness of breath and bouts of pneumonia, to crippling stomach pains, bronchitis, poor digestion and various infections and bacterial problems in the lungs. Cystic Fibrosis NSW works to help buffer the effects of cystic fibrosis by building a broad, community base for research, treatment of people living with cystic fibrosis, and education for how to better and best support people living with the condition. With the debilitating effects of cystic fibrosis apparent, working towards improvements in the quality of life for people with the condition is vital.

We’re supporting Cystic Fibrosis NSW through donations to the 65k 4 65 Roses Walkathon this year, as we have before. Please, get involved and support this work!