Engagement with the communities in which we operate forms part of our 'Sustainable Business' model and reflects the family values that underpin our company.
Our community engagement philosophy centres on activities that promote health and safety or encourage a strong sense of community. The CFC Group is proud to support many community and non-profit groups through in-kind support, funding, sponsorships or employee time.
Cottesloe Surf Life Saving ClubThe Cottesloe SLSC has been protecting visitors to the popular West Australian surf beach for over 100 years. In addition to its lifesaving role the Cottesloe SLSC provides the community with a healthy club environment where young and old are encouraged to keep fit through training and competition and stay involved through various social activities. Centurion has been a major partner of the Cottesloe SLSC since 2010.
Black Swan State Theatre CompanyThe Black Swan State Theatre Company has been winning critical and popular acclaim as Western Australia’s flagship theatre company since its inception in 1991. Centurion is proud to have supported the Black Swan State Theatre Company since 2010.
Constable Care Child Safety FoundationThe Constable Care Child Safety Foundation was established in 1989 to help educate young children aged between two and twelve about key life skills and safety. Their performance based programmes address a wide range of issues in a fun and engaging manner. Centurion has been proudly involved with the Constable Care Child Safety Foundation for the past ten years.
Carnar-finThe Carna-fin fishing competition was established in 1992 as a weekend fishing competition involving the whole family. Today it has grown into a weeklong fundraising event raising money for various local community groups whilst still maintaining its family flavour. Fishermen travel from around Australia to participate in the Carnarvon fishing competition. Centurion has been a major partner of the Carn-fin fishing event since 2008.
National Breast Cancer FoundationThe National Breast Cancer Foundation raises money for research into the prevention, detection and treatment of breast cancer. Centurion has been supporting the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) through its “Pink Vest” and “Pink Strap” initiatives. Visitors to Centurion’s Perth facility are given pink vests to wear onsite as part of the “Pink Vest” initiative and we have commenced using pink load restraint straps to raise awareness of the cause.
Guide Dogs of AustraliaGuide Dogs of Australia breed and train Guide Dogs to assist people who are blind or have a vision impairment in gaining their independence. The organisation also trains companion dogs for children and adults who are disabled or disadvantaged owing to age, isolation or ill health. In 2008/09 JCB Construction Equipment Australia partnered with Brett Kearney from the Cronulla Sharks NRL team to raise a guide dog puppy during its first twelve months of life. During this time the puppies are assessed for their suitability as a potential guide dog. “Digger” passed his puppy training and went on to become an essential aide and friend to someone in need.
MovemberDuring the month of November each year thousands of men grow a moustache to raise money and awareness for men’s health, especially prostate cancer and depression. Many CFC Group employees participate in this campaign each year either by growing a moustache or sponsoring someone who is a colleague.
Other community events and organisations that we have supported include:
- Variety Clubs
- Shinju Matsuri Festival and Warn Art in Broome
- Pannawonica Rodeo and Police Legacy Bike Ride in Karratha and Newman
- FeNaCNG Festival in Karratha
- Fortescue Festival, Motor Cross Club, Newman Soccer Club in Newman
- Spinafex Spree, Hedland Riders Association in Port Hedland
- Nameless Festival, Annual Motorcross in Tom Price
- Kununurra Race Club, Kimberley Moon Experience in Kununurra
- FESA volunteers
- Tooradin Tractor Pull
In times of extreme need our people also pitch in. After the Black Saturday bushfires in Victoria, Cyclone Yasi and the Brisbane floods in Queensland and the 2010/11 floods in WA, teams around the country held fundraising barbecues and raised thousands of dollars for the Red Cross.