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Qudos Bank Arena demonstrates CSR initiatives

October 19 2023

Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena has launched its new Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) community programme, with new partners Foodbank NSW & ACT and Gotcha4Life, as well as existing partner Starlight Children’s Foundation.

Qudos Bank Arena demonstrates CSR initiatives

The partnership programme has been implemented after staff revealed in a survey that mental health and sustainability were of the utmost importance to them. 

Following an event last month, the arena donated surplus food, and will continue to work with Foodbank NSW to identify surplus food for repurposing that will benefit the environment and those in need.

Staff members from the arena and naming rights partner Qudos Bank also recently volunteered at the Foodbank Distribution Centre to undertake the packing of 591 hampers, totalling 8,535kg of food supplies. Foodbank’s goal is to assemble 40,000 Christmas hampers over the next couple of months. 

“Qudos Bank Arena is committed to driving positive change within the local Sydney Olympic Park community." Steve Hevern, General Manager, Qudos Bank Arena

Gotcha4Life is an organisation dedicated to improving health and wellbeing. The partnership with TEG venue Qudos Bank Arena, which is managed by ASM Global, was launched this October to coincide with Mental Health Month.

Starlight Children’s Foundation, which has been a partner since 2017, helps to bring joy to seriously ill children, with 2,820 children benefitting from the donations.

“Qudos Bank Arena is committed to driving positive change within the local Sydney Olympic Park community through focused CSR initiatives, aligning with the leadership demonstrated by the ASM Global Acts,” said Steve Hevern, General Manager, Qudos Bank Arena.

“We are delighted to announce Foodbank NSW & ACT, Gotcha4Life and Starlight Children’s Foundation as our official CSR partners. We believe these partnerships will not only benefit our business and team members but also have a significant positive impact on our community.”

Image: Philip Terry Graham, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons

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