ABOUT US

The Gremmo Community Fund Inc. was established in 2008 as a facility to deal with the increasing number of community projects that we were becoming involved with. The establishment of the fund allowed us the opportunity to ensure that these events could be managed with the same philosophy with which we conducted our core business while not interfering with it.

The genesis of the organisation was a casual conversation with our friend Dr Jim Taggart OAM regarding a benefit that we had both become involved with after a game of touch football in Kellyville. We agreed that it would be beneficial to have a mechanism that could manage such events that would remove the requirement of individuals to undertake many of the logistical tasks involved while providing the necessary resources to ensure that these events were successful.

 

After discussing the possibilities of what we could achieve with the establishment of such an organization with the relevant professionals, and consulting with others who had experience in the field we determined that the most effective way to ensure that the organization would be able to realise our goals would be to create our own rules and objectives which were specific to what we hoped to achieve. The establishment process was arduous - as it should be, ensuring that the structure of the organization was robust.

The establishment of the Gremmo Community Fund Inc. also ensures that the wider community can have confidence that any events that we are involved with are managed efficiently and effectively through simple governance measures which the Community Fund adheres to. The Gremmo Community Fund Inc. has its Rules and Objectives registered with the Office of Fair Trading and has been granted Fund Raising Authority approval from the Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing. The accounts of the fund are audited annually.

Our Community Fund is governed with the assistance of two external directors, Dr Jim Taggart OAM and The Honorable Alan Cadman OAM. Both Jim and Alan have vast experience in community involvement and fund raising, and are widely respected for their efforts. The Gremmo Community Fund Inc. is a non profit organization and its directors, committee members and volunteers are not remunerated for their time and expertise.

One of the first events that we undertook after establishing the organisation was the management of the North West Disability Services Race Day in 2008. Gremmo Homes had been a previous supporter of NWDS, contributing to building projects at their facilities and we were delighted when Deborah Gersbach OAM, CEO of NWDS asked us to manage their race day.

Our inaugural Race Day was held in August 2008 with over 300 people in attendance. A fantastic day was had by all, and through the generosity of our friends, business colleagues and suppliers we were able to raise over $35,000. Our 2009 Race Day raised over $25,000 for NWDS, while our 2011 Race Day raised over $51,000, taking the total raised from our charity race days to in excess of $110,000.

For further race day details click here.

Another event that we are very proud of is the Gremmo Homes / Taggart Group Touch Football Carnival. The Touch Football Carnival is a unique event in that it uses a healthy activity as its fulcrum for businesses to promote team building and community spirit amongst their staff and friends. The relaxed environment also provides a great networking opportunity for businesses.

Touch Football is a fun activity which allows both men and women of all age groups to be involved, and players can participate in various divisions according their competitive spirit and ability. The Touch Football Carnival also receives fantastic assistance from The Hills Shire Council, The Lions Club of Baulkham Hills and Life Education Australia.

The inaugural Gremmo Homes / Taggart Group Touch Football Carnival was held in November 2009. 16 teams entered, with over 250 people in attendance. The 2011 Touch Football Carnival saw 22 teams involved with winning teams supporting a number of charities including Life Education Australia, The Starlight Foundation, The McGrath Foundation and World Vision.

Teams involved in the Touch Football Carnival have the opportunity to nominate a registered charity that they can share their prize money with if they are successful on the day. Teams receive $500 prize money with an additional $500 donated to their nominated charity. At our previous two carnivals, all of our winning teams have also generously donated their $500 prize money to their nominated charity.

Our 2012 Touch Football Carnival will be held on Sunday, September 16 at Oakhill College in Castle Hill. If you would like to find out more information regarding the Gremmo Homes / Taggart Group Touch Football Carnival or to register a team, please click here.

We look forward to seeing you at our community events and hope that you can help us support some of these worthy causes.

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