Fleet Partners this week donated $35,000 to Anglicare Victoria at a small event held at the Broadmeadows Women’s House.
The donation will go far to ensure Anglicare Victoria can continue to provide assistance to Victoria’s most vulnerable children, young people and families who turn to Anglicare Victoria each year for help across a variety of programs including family services, out-of-home care programs, mental health assistance and many more vital services.
Fleet Partners has been a long-time supporter of Anglicare Victoria and has regularly supported Anglicare Victoria’s Dinner with the Angels gala event, as well as providing support to the Broadmeadows Women’s House last year by donating a bus.
Anglicare Victoria Chief Executive Paul McDonald said, “We are so grateful to Fleet Partners for their continued generosity and support of Anglicare Victoria.”
“Fleet Partners really emulate the word ‘partner’ in supporting Anglicare Victoria and seeing the impact and work we are doing. This donation helps ensure we can continue to assist Victoria’s most vulnerable children, young people and families and help them achieve better tomorrows,” he said.
“I know our staff have also been quite taken by the support of Fleet Partners – we are honoured to receive such support,” said Mr McDonald.
Fleet Partners Managing Director Dennis Kelly spoke of Fleet Partner’s Commitment to the Not-For-Profit space. “With a commitment to not-for-profit for over ten years and a six year relationship with Anglicare Victoria, we really appreciate this relationship and are delighted to be here today.”
Broadmeadows Women’s House Team Leader Kerry Wise spoke of how the bus donation has opened up a brand new world for the house’s clients, enabling them to attend the many weekly programs on offer at the house and go on day trips.
“Last week one of the groups who are supported by the bus were taken on a trip to Williamstown. They were excited, as for many this was further than they have ventured out before. This particular group includes women over 65 and by venturing out on day trips, it helps keep them in good health, both physically and mentally,” says Ms Wise.
“The support of the bus also enabled the women to visit another member of the group, June, who has been very ill in palliative care. The group spent 15 minutes with her, which was absolutely special for her. Unfortunately June passed away recently. We were able to use the bus to drive the women to the funeral so they could be there on the day.”
“That’s a little snapshot of how good the bus and the ongoing support of Fleet Partners has been for our clients,” said Ms Wise.
Fleet Partners is a leading leasing and fleet management company, managing over 55,000 vehicles across Australia and New Zealand.