Ingenia joins the conga line to ‘dance for sick kids’
As part of Ingenia Communities’ partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC), residents and staff at their communities across Australia danced for seriously ill children on Friday 21 May to raise awareness and funds to support the work they do.
Ingenia’s staff, residential communities and holidays parks across Australia gathered for morning teas and BBQs to collect donations and boogie around their communities in a conga line to the beat of music and joy.
Ingenia’s efforts saw ten Ingenia communities across Australia, consisting of 200 residents, staff and guests shake their tail feathers to raise over $3,000 – with this value is only continuing to climb as post-event donations flow through.
Ingenia Communities General Manager Residential Justin Blumfield said he was thrilled to support RMHC for a third consecutive year to contribute funds to their family rooms and learning program and participate in volunteering and fundraising programs.
“Ronald McDonald House Charities is doing incredible work in our community to make a real difference for families – that’s something that every one of us can relate to,” Mr Blumfield said.
“Our individual Ingenia communities are constantly involved with charities and volunteer their time to support local groups, but our broader partnership with RMHC allows us to come together as a business and direct our collective efforts towards a greater impact overall.
“That’s something that resonates with us as a business and on an individual level and allows us to build deeper connections within our community.”
To date Ingenia has donated $237,000 in cash and in kind and generated strong employee and resident engagement.
Benita Gevorkian, National Corporate Partnership Manger, Ronald McDonald House Charities, said she was thrilled to have support from Ingenia across Australia for ‘Dance for Sick Kids’.
“It’s as simple as dancing to make a difference and help raise funds for kids and families in need − it’s a great opportunity to bring a community of people together” she said.
“We wanted everyone to have fun with it. Some people danced on their own, but we were so excited to see that Ingenia’s holiday parks and residential communities banded together to be involved.
“The support from Ingenia Communities helps to ensure that seriously ill children and families going through difficult times are kept together and supported through financial, emotional and practical means.”
To find out more about RMHC ‘Dance for Sick Kids’ click here.