CHARITY & COMMUNITY
Diamond is trying to make the most positive impact we possibly can for our customers and employees, but we also think it is equally important to contribute to the wider community. We have always contributed publically, as well as privately to organisations and individuals in need.
Diamond has directly supported a wide range of charity and community organisations, not all of which would wish to be mentioned here.
Health and Medical
The Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) is a translational research institute based in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia.
Since 1998, its pioneering partnership with the University of Newcastle and Hunter New England Local Health District has delivered key translational health and medical research and technology closely aligned to community health needs.
Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service
The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter Service is the longest serving search and rescue helicopter service in the world, it is also the largest non-profit search and rescue, and aeromedical retrieval service in Australia. Its aircraft and trained medical and operational crews respond quickly and effectively to emergencies threatening the life, health and safety of people caused through medical emergency, illness, natural disaster, accidents or mishap.
Hunter Surf Life Saving
Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA) has evolved into an organisation known throughout the world for its voluntary humanitarian service. To date it has performed more than 480 000 recorded rescues. Outstanding for its feats of courage and reliable service to the surfing public, SLSA continues to be maintained by members who are justly proud of their motto, ‘Vigilance and Service”.
Diamond Group Surf and Turf Obstacle Race
A community obstacle course fundraising event organised by Newcastle Surf Club, to raise funds for Newcastle Surf Life Saving. The 5km long course is on Newcastle beach and set throughout King Edward Park comprising of obstacles such as a cargo net A-frame climbs, monkey bars, balance beams and much more.
Doggy Day Out
Fundraiser for Cooks Hill Surf Life Saving Club
Puzzle House is the vision of local charity, Autism-Friendly House Association. Their goal is to raise funds to establish a purpose-built holiday house where families with autistic children will have the opportunity to stay and enjoy a relaxing family holiday together.
TLC for Kids
TLC for kids is a National ATO Endorsed charity that supports sick kids and their families through the moments in hospital where fear and distress can take over. Our distraction services facilitate kids through frightening procedures, and in the crucial 48 hour period following any emotionally challenging situation in hospital.
TLC for kids works with over 400 hospitals across the nation and is the only organisation in Australia providing emotional and practical support in these timeframes.
The Smith Family
The Smith Family is a children’s charity helping disadvantaged Australian children to get the most out of their education, so they can create better futures for themselves.
Samaritans is a Newcastle charity assisting thousands of locals in need.
Their services support people with a disability and in Newcastle and the Hunter and can support people with packages from Disability Care.
Their work extends from disability supports to childrens services and disadvantaged young people to those with mental health challenges, those who are homeless and many more.
World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice.
With the support of more than 400,000 Australians, World Vision helps more than 20 million people every year.
New Lambton South Public School
New Lambton South Public School is an exciting educational environment for children from K-6.
Glendon School is part of the Hunter/Central Coast Region and caters for students in a junior setting (K-6). The school supports students diagnosed with moderate, severe and multiple disabilities.
Jumping Jacks Community Preschool caters for children 3 to 6 years of age.
Newcastle Grammar School
Newcastle Grammar School is an independent, co-educational, non-selective, non-denominational, Anglican-affiliated day school in Newcastle.
Other Great Causes
Renew Newcastle is a not for profit company established to find short and medium term uses for buildings in Newcastle’s CBD that are currently vacant, disused, or awaiting redevelopment.
Renew Newcastle aims to find artists, cultural projects and community groups to use and maintain these buildings until they become commercially viable or are redeveloped. Renew Newcastle is not set up to manage long term uses, own properties or permanently develop sites but to generate activity in buildings until that future long term activity happens.