CPA congratulates Aristocrat on a well-deserved win at NSW Volunteering Awards!

CPA congratulates Aristocrat on a well-deserved win at NSW Volunteering Awards!
Posted on Mon 6 Dec 2021

Aristocrat Technologies has been awarded the NSW Corporate Volunteer of the Year for its long-standing support of Cerebral Palsy Alliance.

After 25 online regional ceremonies in local communities across NSW, Aristocrat was last week recognised as the 2021 Corporate Volunteer of the Year at an in-person gala held by The Centre for Volunteering.

Since 2008, Aristocrat have gone above and beyond in their support of CPA, making many of our Allambie children's Christmas parties extra special – in 2020, even during lockdown when the party had to be cancelled, a team of 40 Aristocrat volunteers made sure there was some festive cheer for our clients by supplying and packing hampers full of goodies for more than 250 families.

Aristocrat has proudly supported Cerebral Palsy Alliance for over a decade through donations, fundraising and employee volunteering. Throughout this time, we’ve contributed more than AUD$2.5million dollars to support the vital work

Aristocrat's support has also enabled CPA to realise its vision of making sport accessible to all with the development of our accessible gym, sports and exercise programs, sports camps, swimming programs and triathlon training initiatives.

During COVID-19, Aristocrat also partially funded Telepractice Starter Kits for CPA families, helping to ensure that clients were able to continue to receive therapy services remotely.

Clare Acin, Director of Global Communications at Aristocrat Technologies, said the organisation was incredibly proud of their impact through volunteering with CPA.

“Aristocrat has proudly supported Cerebral Palsy Alliance for over a decade through donations, fundraising and employee volunteering. Throughout this time, we’ve contributed more than AUD$2.5million dollars to support CPA's vital work. Our employees are incredibly passionate about giving back to the communities in which they live and work and our contribution to CPA is something that we are extremely proud of,” she said.

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“With events such as the Krazy Kosci Klimb, STEPtember, Grace Gala and Kids Sports Day, our teams enjoy the opportunity to support an organisation that provides vital resources and research for children and young adults that live with cerebral palsy. Our ongoing partnership with CPA is important to us. Our employees are especially excited about once again sponsoring and organising the annual CPA Christmas Party for children and their families in 2021.”

CPA would also like to warmly congratulate our outstanding finalists in three other categories our Hunter region Lego Team and Allambie’s Equipment Services Team were both shortlisted for the ‘Team of the Year’ award, while Penny Howell was a finalist for ‘Adult Volunteer of the Year’ after winning the prize for the Upper North Shore region.

“Volunteers are the glue that helps bind our communities together. Volunteering stretches across all generations and all communities in NSW and I congratulate all volunteers, not just the award winners and nominees, for their invaluable contributions,” said NSW Minister for Families, Communities and Disability Services Alister Henskens.

Congratulations to all the winners and finalists – head here for more information about the awards.

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