At PRINTMEDIA we pride ourselves in being able to give back to the community.
Some of the sporting clubs & charity organisations we support are –
PRINTMEDIA has been involved with the KidzWish Foundation since 2009 and provides KidzWish with printing and design services. PRINTMEDIA donate their services to help KidzWish meet the needs of the Illawarra community. These donations are essential because it enables KidzWish to put the much needed funds they raise directly back to the special children that matter most. The KidzWish Foundation provides support, love and laughter to the sick, disabled and disadvantaged children in the Illawarra through a range of core services and programs to help special children including:
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- A Sports Academy
- Music & Dance Program
- Appeals Program
- KidzSpeak Program (a unique mobile speech therapy service)
Cure For Life Foundation
PRINTMEDIA has been involved with Gala Purple since 2012 and provides The Gala Purple with printing and design services. PRINTMEDIA donate their services to help The Gala Purple, supporting The Cure For Life Foundation. These donations are essential because it enables The Gala Purple to assist The Cure For Life Foundation in raising much needed funds for brain cancer research and awareness within our community.
Brain cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in children under 10. One person is diagnosed with brain cancer every 6 hours and one person dies from malignant brain cancer every 8 hours in Australia. Brain cancer is one of the most understudied of all cancers yet receives very little research funding. No significant improvement has been made in survival rates in almost 2 decades!
The Cure For Life Foundation was founded by Dr Charlie Teo with the aim of accelerating a cure for brain cancer. Our committee has a personal connection to Dr. Charlie Teo who has been the neurosurgeon of a family member and close friend of ours Oliver for the past 6 years. Oliver was first diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2007 at the age of 26. He has had 5 brain surgeries in the last 5 years and has also undergone radiation therapy. Throughout it all he has shown remarkable strength and courage. Without the support of Print Media we would not have been able to promote our Gala night. Derar and the entire team have been so helpful and we cannot thank them enough for their generous contribution.
Thank you sincerely
The Gala Purple Committee
Camp Quality is the children’s cancer charity. Our purpose is to create a better life for every child living with cancer in Australia. Our programs build optimism and resilience for children living with cancer and their families.
i98 Illawarra Convoy
Convoy involves a huge gathering of trucks and bikes that will travel from the Illawarra Coal's Westcliff Colliery to Croome Road, Albion Park Rail. There, the action continues with a free Family Fun Day at the Croome Road Sporting Complex - all to raise funds for Illawarra kids and their families living with cancer.
Legacy is a charity providing services to Australian families suffering financially and socially after the incapacitation or death of a spouse or parent, during or after their defence force service. We currently care for 100,000 widows and 1,900 children and disabled dependants throughout Australia.
Rotary Club of Wollongong South
Australian Rotary Clubs are part of an international network of business, professional and community leaders who strive to make the world a better place through practical efforts. Through Rotary International, the reward of "paying it forward" unites men and women from different backgrounds, cultures, religious and political beliefs the world over, allowing ordinary people to do extraordinary things.
We provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through our fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.
The NSW Volunteer Rescue Association is made up of specialist rescue operatives working for their communities in over 70 locations across NSW.
They are primary responders for Road Crash Rescue, Marine Rescue, Vertical Rescue and just about any type of specialist rescue encountered by Emergency Service personnel. The VRA also includes Aerial Patrols, Communications, Caving, Bushwalkers Wilderness Rescue, Ski Patrols and Community First Aid teams.
Members, and their Rescue Squads, are accredited by the Minister for Emergency Services through the State Rescue Board as rescue operatives in their designated field. From the hostile marine environment, the unforgiving highways and roads that make up the vital circulatory system of New South Wales through to the rugged forests and alpine areas of this great state our small army of unpaid professionals are ready to respond at a moments notice, ready to lend a “helping hand, anywhere, anytime.”
Cancer Council raises funds to help support the many thousands of women in Australia and their families who are affected by breast and gynaecological cancers. With your help, Cancer Council can provide vital research, patient support, information for health care professionals and patients, prevention, treatment and advocacy.
Mothers Day Fun Run
The Mother's Day Classic is organised by Women in Super - a national network of women working in the superannuation and finance industries. It was established to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer research.
The initiative was inspired by the knowledge that research is gradually improving the survival rate of the one in nine women who will be diagnosed with breast cancer by the age of 85.
All proceeds from the Mother's Day Classic are donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, a not for profit organisation that promotes and supports research into breast cancer prevention and treatment. Since 1998 the Mother's Day Classic has raised $14.8 million dollars.
From modest beginnings in 1998, the Mother's Day Classic has grown into one of Australia's largest national charity events and has become an integral part of Mother's Day for thousands of Australians.
National Breast Cancer Foundation
The National Breast Cancer Foundation is the leading community-funded organisation in Australia raising money for research into the prevention and cure of breast cancer.
We are privileged to work with the public who both give and raise funds and the research community to whom we grant funds to change the health future.
Since the National Breast Cancer Foundation was established in 1994, $97 million has been awarded to fund over 340 Australian-based research projects across every state and territory to improve the health and wellbeing of those affected by breast cancer.
We are very proud that the National Breast Cancer Foundation raises and grants funds exclusively for research, because we believe research is the most effective way to end breast cancer. We are also very proud of the fact that the National Breast Cancer Foundation has a commitment to funding research right across the spectrum – from understanding the fundamental basis of the disease to psychosocial research aimed at improving the quality of life for survivors.
Our aspirational goal is to achieve zero death from breast cancer by 2030. With 37 Australians diagnosed each day and seven dying from the disease, there is still much to do.
The objective of Forever Angels UK is to promote and raise awareness of orphaned, abandoned, sick and poverty stricken children in Tanzania and to support initiatives to alleviate these problems.
We aim to promote general charitable purposes for the benefit of the community of Tanzania in order to address and alleviate social and economic disadvantage to impoverished and HIV positive families and orphaned or abandoned children.
Vikings Rugby Club
Vikings Rugby Club was inaugurated at a Special General Meeting held at the Ironworkers Club in upper Crown St. in 1958. Vikings celebrated their Fiftieth Anniversary in 2007 as the oldest Rugby Club in the I.D.R.U. and is still going strong today.
The Club has a proud record of achievement in Illawarra Rugby, having to date won 12 Club Championships, 11 First Grade Premierships, 11 Second Grade Premierships, 6 Third Grade Premierships, 17 Junior Age Premierships and one Womens’ Premiership in the Sydney Competition
South Coast United Soccer Club
Founded in 1984 by Wollongong's Croatian Australian community, the club plays in the Illawara Premier League after being promoted in 2005 after a long stint outside the top division.
South Coast were previously in the Illawarra Conference League or Division 1 as it was previously known. In 2004, SCU were minor premiers of the Illawarra Conference League however lost the Grand Final to Helensburgh 4-1.
The high-point in the clubs history came in 1987, only a few years after its formation, when the club won its only Illawara Premier League championship.
The club is located at Kembla Grange and plays its home ground at Ian McLennan Park.