Our Principal, Rebekah Gates, has been the driver behind this and it’s been a joy seeing this giving spirit ripple out to our team and our wider circles.
In 2018, Rebekah was nominated and voted in to become the Chair of the Mater Dei Ladies Lipstick Luncheon Committee. She has been a part of this committee since its inception in 2008 and the event itself has raised over $700,000.00 for the needs of the children and their families at Mater Dei. Family Focus Legal support this event annually to ensure this event is a success for the children and school of Mater Dei.
Rebekah is also a part of the Fundraising Committee for Youth Solutions, a local charity organisation which empowers and educates young people in schools and social environments about drug and alcohol awareness and making smart decisions. Family Focus Legal is a proud and strong advocate for this cause and supports the events of the Trivia Night, Movie Night, Golf Day and Gala Dinner as a sponsor and supporter.
We do our very best to provide support (legal, financial and other) to other charities and community organisations close to our heart such as the 24 Hour Walk Against Cancer, Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard, Big Yellow Umbrella, The Shining Stars Foundation and The Silver Coin Project – Coins for Kids. It’s not uncommon that one of the above will come to us with a need. We feel it important to share this need with the community – it’s sometimes as simple as a bottle water shortage – and we are always filled with joy because our community responds every time.
We also take our community support to the grass roots, getting behind and supporting the St Paul’s School Fete, Camden Public School Fete, St Pats Gala Dinner and The Oaks Public School Fete.