The Arnotts Foundation Achieves Record Year

28 Oct 2016 11:25 AM -
2016 Cheque Presentation

The Arnott’s Foundation held its annual cheque presentation ceremony last week, announcing it had achieved a record year, raising one million dollars in gross funds for its major beneficiaries.

At the presentation ceremony, Craig Funnell, Chairman of The Arnott’s Foundation presented Camp Quality with a cheque for $600,000, which will fund 30 Camp Quality family camps, and offer respite and chance to re-connect for Aussie families living with cancer.

A cheque for $75,000 was also presented to Fairy Sparkle who has worked in hospitals around Australia for over 20 years, building Fairy Gardens and improving the lives of patients and their families during their most vulnerable moments.

The presentation was attended by The Arnott’s Foundation Board including its Patron, Catriona Rowntree, along with Fairy Sparkle and representatives from Camp Quality, Driver Reviver and Foodbank. Mr Craig Laundy MP, Federal Member for Reid, Ms Jodi McKay, State MP for Strathfield, and Mayor Helen McCaffrey also attended the presentation (pictured).

The Arnott's Family Fun Day at Huntingwood raises $55,000 for Camp Quality

6 May 2016 10:00 AM -

The Arnott’s Family Fun Day held on Sunday 1st May was another raging success. Over 2,000 people came along to celebrate Huntingwood turning 20, and enjoying a slice of Tim Tam Birthday Cake.  

The day was full of amazing experiences, including:

  • Amazing rides free of charge for the kids

  • The chance to ride on a Harley Davidson

  • An awesome performance from Justice Crew

  • The mobile biscuit bakery making choc chip tiny teddies for the first time  

The magnificent Suzuki Swift, kindly donated by Nepean Motor Group, was also won by one lucky raffle entrant. We also had over 1000 people come through the bakery, and enjoy our state-of-the-art facility.  

In all, over $55,000 has been raised for Camp Quality. 

Arnott's Virginia Golf Day raises $33,200 for Camp Quality

2 May 2016 10:00 AM -

Arnott’s Virginia are happy to announce the final amount raised for Camp Quality by their recent charity Golf Day, a whopping $33,200 - easily beating last year’s record of $25,800! 

The event was held at Nudgee Golf Club on Friday 22nd April on a beautifully warm and sunny day. There were 120 players this year, and lots of very positive feedback was received.  

Leanne Linard, MP, officially opened the event, and the evening’s presentation were chaired by Zane Austin, the son of one of our long term employees, Sylvia Austin. Presentations were made by Group Plant Manager, Tony Jones, and Camp Quality Fundraising Coordinator, Ben Child.  

The Arnott’s Foundation Gala Ball raises over $400,000

29 Feb 2016 9:00 AM -

We are excited to announce that the Arnott’s Foundation Gala Ball raised over $400,000 for Camp Quality.

“Camp Quality is the glue that sticks it all together. It is the hole that no one else can fill”
Jess diagnosed at six years old with cancer.

Your generous support will contribute to the lives of children living with cancer all across Australia.

Camp Quality Family Camps provide an essential break away from the stresses of cancer for kids and their families.

They allow for parents to reconnect and bond with siblings who often feel a little neglected and provide the opportunity for kids and families to form life-long friendships and support networks

“It provided us with light at the end of the tunnel.”– Camp Quality Family

We would like to say a massive thank you for all that support the Arnott’s Foundation Gala Ball.

Campbell Arnott's adds some sparkle to the Variety Christmas Party

11 Dec 2015 10:00 AM -

On 8 December, a team of 40 volunteers from the North Strathfield and Huntingwood sites volunteered at the Variety Kids Xmas Party. Variety assists thousands of sick, disadvantaged and special needs children to experience something we all take for granted – a break from the stresses and strains of everyday life and a chance to experience the joy of Christmas as all children should.

5000 children attended the party and our team of volunteers supported Fairy Sparkle and her stand, assisting with taking photos, Christmas card decorating, making sparkle bags and sparkle jars and entertaining the children while they waited to see Fairy

Virginia Family Fun Day raises over $45,000 for Camp Quality

1 Oct 2015 9:00 AM -

Congratulations to the Arnott's Virginia team, who raised over $45,000 at their Family Fun Day yesterday for Camp Quality, smashing their $40,000 target.

The day was a huge success, Patron of the Arnott's Foundation, Catriona Rowntree joined Justice Crew in entertaining the crowds who also enjoyed tours of the Virgina bakery, carnival attractions, food stalls and of course, the Tiny Teddy mobile biscuit bakery.

Wayne Swan, Federal Member for Lilley joined Leanne Linard, State MP for Nudgee in the official event opening and cake cutting.

Gala Ball raises over $340,000 for Camp Quality!

11 Mar 2015 2:59 PM -

Last Friday night the annual Arnott's Foundation Gala Ball was held at The Star Casino in Sydney. The evening was a great success and will go down proudly as a highlight of our 150th year.

Celebrating Arnott's 150 year Anniversary, the ball was bigger and more action-packed than ever before. Foundation Patron Catriona Rowntree once again delighted in her role as host. She was joined by other celebrity guests including Jodi and Braith Anasta, Tim Dormer, Jackson Gallagher and Kristie Clements.

Performances by ED5 International Dance School and C Major kept proceedings lively and the dance floor full.

The live auction created a lot of interest, helping push the fundraising total for the evening to over $320,000 – smashing the $250,000 target and all previous records. This will fund 15 Camp Quality Family camps, and will positively impact Aussie families who are fighting cancer.

Thank you to all who attended and supported the event by donating.

The Arnott's biscuit bakery delights at Luna Park's Halloscream

7 Nov 2014 12:00 PM -

Last weekend, the Arnott’s mobile biscuit bakery was rolled out for the first time in many years at Luna Park’s Halloscream event, in aid of Camp Quality.

A big thank you to everyone who was involved in this process, and who volunteered their time. Especially to the Huntingwood R&D and Supply Chain teams, who put in a huge effort to have the bakery ready in only four weeks.

A message of thanks from Camp Quality….
I wanted to express my sincere thanks to Arnott’s and to each of you and your colleagues for volunteering your Friday/ Saturday night to support Camp Quality at the Luna Park event. Especially as the event was after work hours, we are so grateful for your support. Most importantly, our families had such an incredible time.
Samantha Tan, Partnerships Manager.

Fairy Sparkle presented with Order of Australia medal

12 Sep 2014 12:00 PM -

Congratulations to Fairy Sparkle, who was presented with the Order of Australia Medal by the Governor last Friday at Government House. Craig Funnell - Vice President Supply Chain Asia Pacific, Campbell Arnott's attended the ceremony as a special guest of Fairy Sparkle.

The Arnott's Foundation has been supporting Fairy Sparkle for 10 years, assisting her establish "Fairy Gardens'' at hospitals in NSW and Queensland. Most recently, with the support of The Arnott's Foundation, Fairy Sparkle has worked on the ''happy garden'' project, which has seen eight separate gardens built in hospitals around Sydney. The project aims to create a sanctuary outside the ward, where patients and their families can go to relax, seek inspiration and interact as a ''normal'' family.

Fairy Sparkle has volunteered in hospitals for 23 years and is now a holder of a Medal of the Order of Australia. Over more than two decades, she has worked in hospitals around Sydney to improve the lives of patients and their families during their most vulnerable moments. Accompanied by her pomeranian, Inkling, she sings, plays and chats with the young patients seven days a week.

The Arnott's Foundation is number 1!

9 Jul 2014 12:00 PM -

Today, Camp Quality announced The Arnott's Foundation as their number 1 beneficiary for the past year! A huge congratulations to The Arnott's Foundation committee members, and all employees, suppliers and family and friends who have supported The Arnott's Foundation fundraising efforts during financial year 2013-14. A formal cheque presentation will take place in October, when Camp Quality will be provided a cheque for the money raised this past year.

Today we received the following note and balloons from Camp Quality:

"A big thank you for all your hard work, support and dedication in supporting all our families across Australia. We are looking forward to making the next year of our partnership even bigger and better!"

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