PBF Australia membership continues to grow, with 15 new organisations joining since January. Between them our new members employ over 6500 people; all of whom now have PBF financial protection should they sustain a traumatic spinal cord injury.
Our new corporate members come from all over Australia representing many different business sectors. We have welcomed small local companies; such as Wicked Wheelchairs, Task Industries and Planwise Financial Services; and new medium-sized organisations including Ausmar Homes and Capricornian Limited to the PBF family. We also welcome our new large corporate members who include SERCO, Ipswich City Council and Stanwell Corporation. It is great to have you all on board and we look forward to a long rewarding relationship!
Some of our corporate members, such as Abacus ALS, choose to further assist those living with spinal cord injury by raising money for our gifting fund. As the largest privately owned supplier of in vitro diagnostic products in Australia and New Zealand Abacus ALS certainly care about health outcomes for all; so in July 2016 they launched a creative and inspirational program with their staff.
“Walking for Wellness” is a program designed to encourage participants to be active and to improve their health whilst raising funds. For every kilometre that their staff walked, wheeled or ran Abacus ALS donated $1 to PBF Australia. The response was fantastic and their initial fundraising target was reached by 1st September. As the program has been so successful Abacus ALS have decided to continue the challenge and raise even more money for the PBF gifting fund!
We are hugely appreciative of the support that our corporate members provide and recognise the value that supporting a charity can provide to your own organisations. The team at Abacus ALS found the “Walking for Wellness” experience extremely rewarding.
Many thanks to you all for your membership and ongoing support of PBF Australia.