BOC celebrates 20-year partnership anniversary with Redkite
Leading gases and engineering company BOC, a Member of the Linde Group and Redkite, a charity that supports children and young people throughout the entire cancer journey, are today celebrating their long-term partnership which has spanned two decades and raised almost $2 million.
Since becoming Redkite’s first corporate sponsor, BOC has helped the organisation grow into a leading provider of essential support services for young people with cancer and their families – from the moment of diagnosis until after treatment finishes.
Jenni Seton, Chief Executive Officer at Redkite said BOC and its staff have shown unwavering support and generosity which has helped thousands of families facing cancer.
“BOC was Redkite’s very first corporate partner, and over twenty generous years, they have had a huge impact on generations of families facing childhood cancer.
“BOC has been a pioneer in staff engagement and fundraising activities through their innovative KiteTime program. As an organisation, their enthusiasm for building community and looking after families who are really doing it tough has been infectious.
“It was BOC who helped Redkite set up a presence in Queensland in 2001. Before this, we didn’t have the resources to help Queensland families. They have also supported many of our flagship fundraising activities including our annual corporate quizzes and education programs.
“BOC’s unstinting support and generosity has helped Redkite become the organisation we are today, and we can’t thank them enough.”
John Evans, BOC South Pacific Managing Director, said BOC is proud to have supported Redkite for the past 20 years through many different volunteering and company fundraising activities.
“The success of this partnership has been driven by the passion of the Redkite team who provide critical support to children and families every day – as well as the commitment shown by BOC employees across Australia to support this very important cause.
“There have been many highlights, however as the Principal Sponsor of the Redkite Corporate Quiz, it has been incredibly rewarding to be a part of this annual activity that has raised over $10 million.
“We are also very grateful to our many BOC employees who have participated in Kitetime, a workplace initiative that encourages them to take annual leave and donate the pay from these hours to Redkite – as well as the many fun runs, competitions and fundraising efforts.”