September: Blue September!
Blue September is a nationwide awareness and fundraising initiative about all the cancers that affect men – not just prostate and testicular cancer, but also bowel, lung, liver, pancreatic and other cancers. The campaign aims to raise funds for Australian Prostate Cancer Research and Australian Cancer Research Foundation charities to raise men’s awareness of cancer and help them to reduce the risk of developing and dying from cancer by making better lifestyle choices and seeking help sooner rather than later.
In August 2014 the staff baked to raise money to fight animal cruelty for the RSPCA Cupcake Day!
Thanks to all the Cazalys & Barassis staff who baked & to all our those that supported us by buying the delicious cupcakes! We raised a total of $678.45,
August- National Jockeys Trust
We will be fundraising in August for The National Jockeys Trust which was established 10 years ago in collaboration with the Australian Racing Board. Its focus is to support former and current jockeys and families who are are in need as a result of serious injury to or the death of a jockey.
August- Australian Volunteer Coast Guard
Another of our August fund raising, collection tins are out on the bars with all funds raised going towards assisting The Australian Volunteer Coast Guard. The Australian Volunteer Coast Guard is the largest volunteer marine rescue organisation in Australia. The Australian Volunteer Coast Guard provides marine rescue and education services from squadrons across the country, including 22 in Queensland. More information can be found at www.coastguard.com.au
June 27th- Dunk Your Boss Sea FM Give Me 5 For KIds
July sees Cazalys raising funds for Give Me 5 For Kids charity with the opening event, Dunk Your Boss at Cairns Coconut Holiday Resort on the 27th June 2014. GM, Jason Salecich took the drenching all in a days work!
June’s Charity- Relay For Life At Barlow Park
June saw the Cazalys Lucky Ducks team enter the Cairns Relay For Life charity event at Barlow Park on the weekend of 14/15th. This was the culmination of months of fundraising with raffles, events & competitions by the Cazalys Relay For Life Coordinator Katy Vidler who worked tirelessly over the past few months raising money for the charity. Katy was awarded the “Spirit Of Relay Award” for her efforts! All together $15,000 was raised!! Go team Lucky Ducks- time to start planning for next year?
February’s charity is Cairns Region Family Fun Day
In February Cazalys is proud to support The Cairns Region Annual Family Fun Day supporting Spina Bifida Queensland. Specifically supporting disadvantaged children and those with special needs and their families in the local community. This years Family Fun Day is on the 23rd February at Events Cinemas in Cairns.
January’s charity was Alzheimers Australia Far North QLD
Thanks to all who donated to Januarys charity Alzheimers Aust -FNQ branch! Your donations helped out the charity with a whopping $1,400!!
December’ charity was The Salvation Army
December saw an overwhelming response to the Cazalys Toy Drive collecting over 1,000 toys for the Salvation Army to distribute to those less fortunate at Christmas time. Collection tins around the club also raised $1,000 for the Salvos!
Warren Adam’s attempt to to grow Cairns best Mo saw the team raise $2,992.00 to go to improving men’s health. Well done fellas!!
November’s charity was Meals on Wheels
Thanks to all who donated to Novembers charity, Meals On Wheels. A number of staff went down to help out with meal preparation & deliveries. Joan & Chris from Meals On Wheels set up a pop up stall in the foyer to inform everyone about the service. Money raised from the month totaled $812.10 & Joan accepted the cheque on behalf of Cairns Meals On Wheels.
Cazalys held a fundraiser on Sat 26th Oct with all proceeds going to YAPS (Young Animal Protection Society). With your generous donations we were able to raise just over $3,000.00 for YAPS! Thanks to all who donated!!
RSPCA’s Cup Cake Day 2013
Thanks to all of you who supported us & helped raise money for the RSPCA’s Cupcake Day on Monday the 19th of August!
2014 Cazalys Community Fund Award Recipients
Cazalys has again presented $50,000 worth of community grants to worthy recipients, who are making a difference to improve the lives of people in Far North Queensland. Seventeen groups shared in the funding which was announced at the club last night.
“Cazalys is a name that’s synonymous with the Cairns Community and the Cazalys Community Fund is just another facet of the support we give to our area, Both myself and the Board are committed to being able to maintain such a worthwhile scheme to truly demonstrate we are a leading community supporter and a true community club.” General Manager Jason Salecich said.
The winning applicants for 2014 were as awarded as follows:
Barron River Cricket Association- $4150.00
Cairns City Reds Baseball Club- $1000.00
Cairns Mountain Bike Club- $4150.00
Cairns Vigoro Association- $4150.00
Cricket Far North Inc- $4150.00
Earlville Pony Club- $2000.00
Edmonton Tennis Club- $4150.00
Girl Guides Qld- Bayview District- $2250.00
Guides Queensland- Gordonvale District- $1507.46
Innisfail United Football Club Inc.- $4150.00
Marlin Coast Branch Little Athletics Centre Inc.- $1868.00
Marlin Coast Rangers Football Club- $4150.00
Queensland Netball Association Marlin Coast Branch Inc- $4150.00
South Cairns Gymnastic Club- $1500.00
St Johns Ambulance Australia (Qld) Cairns Division- $1931.55
Tableland Company of Archers- $2075.20
Timberwolves Basketball Club Inc.- $3000.00
Proudly supported by The Cairns Post and Channel 7!
Our Role in the Community
Cazaly’s proud role in the community as a not-for-profit organisation returns around 2.5 million dollars per year back into the community. The Club acknowledges that a major financial priority , of course is the promotion and development of Aussie Rules Football in the area, to encourage healthy sporting, community spirited activity in our area.