2017 was the fifth year that the FFCF gave Christmas donations to charities nominated by our contributors. Over the years we have received many touching emails from MFB staff explaining why their chosen charity was special to them. It’s amazing how many contributors support charities in different ways, and how so many of our staff have been helped by charities during health challenges faced by their family members.
So far, these Christmas donations have provided over $100,000 assistance to 70 charities. Diverse in their aims and who they support, they all make a difference to deserving people in need.
During December 2017, the FFCF made the following Christmas donations –
- The Path of the Horse – assists people of all ages from all walks of life to improve their mental health and wellbeing
- Yellow Ladybug Foundation – dedicated to the happiness, success and celebration of autistic girls and women
- Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation – aims to find a cure for type 1 diabetes and its complications through research
- Pinchapoo – redistributes hotel toiletries to disadvantaged men, women and people throughout Australia
- MS Australia – advocates for people who are diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and their carers
- Supporters of 65 Roses – committed to improving the quality of life of children and young adults affected by Cystic Fibrosis
- Helping Hands Mission – runs opportunity shops across Melbourne and regional Victoria to provide emergency support to Victorian families
- Royal Flying Doctors Service – provides extensive aeromedical primary health care and 24-hour emergency service to people over an area of 7.69 million km2
- Disabled Wintersport Australia – assists thousands of individuals with disabilities to participate in winter sports annually
- White Ribbon Australia – works towards a nation that respects women, in which every woman lives in safety, free from all forms of men’s abuse
- St Virgil’s College Hobart Building fund – raises funds for the Mary Rice Day Care Centre in Nairobi, Kenya
Thank you to everyone that nominated a charity this year, and we hope you’re looking forward to what 2018 will bring.