Improving and making the world a better place is part of the Sysdoc DNA. We’ve been proudly supporting a wide range of charities and community projects since the very beginning. As we have grown, so has our ability to give something back and help to improve the world for others.
Kids Big Day Out
Sysdoc supports the Kids Big Day Out which is an annual event run by the Southern Stars Charitable Trust. This event helps raise funds and awareness for Riding for the Disabled, Women's Refuge and The Brain Injury Association, Auckland.
Dress for Success
Sysdoc is a proud supporter of the Dress for Success program. Dress for Success is an international not-for-profit organization that empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.
Since starting operations in 1997, Dress for Success has expanded to almost 150 cities in 20 countries.
To date, Dress for Success has helped more than 850,000 women work towards self-sufficiency. At least 52% of the women we work with succeed in securing employment.
Each Client Receives:
- A wrap-around service so she feels confident and prepared for her job interview
- A one-on-one consultation with a trained volunteer stylist providing a complete interview outfit, make-up, styling and valuable confidence-boosting and job ready support
- Access to programmes and resources that will enhance her career options and opportunities.
Each client who secures a job is eligible for:
- A second dressing
- Long-term career support, mentoring and workshops to ensure she stays in the workforce.
Dress for success is a lean organisation run predominately through support from a wide volunteer network. If you are excited about this great cause and want to find out more or register as a volunteer check out their website http://dressforsuccessauckland.org.nz/.
Happy Child International
Happy Child International is an organisation that champions the rights of the most at risk children and teenagers in the deprived areas of Belo Horizonte and Recife in Brazil and Lubango, Angola.
To read more about Sysdoc and Happy Child International, view our blog post
New Zealand Vaulting
Sysdoc NZ is proudly sponsoring the New Zealand Vaulting, who are attending the World Equestrian Games this September (2014). This will be the first Vaulting team from New Zealand to compete in the WEG, so good luck girls!
National Parks and Conservation Foundation (Founding Sponsor)
The New Zealand National Parks and Conservation Foundation aims to challenge and enable business, private individual and visitors to contribute to the conservation estate for the benefit of all. The Foundation operates as the strategic partner with Department of Conservation to:
- manage a private endowment fund,
- attract sponsorship monies from all levels of business and community, and
- build relationships with well organised, highly motivated conservation groups.
We have supported the Foundation as founding sponsor.
Life Flight Trust (Community Partner)
Life Flight is a charity providing nationwide air ambulance services and the Wellington-based Westpac Rescue Helicopter. If you suffer a medical emergency or are involved in a serious accident the time saved by flying could save your life. Every six hours someone urgently needs their help. Many New Zealanders owe their lives to this valuable service. For every mission flown, Life Flight requires $2,500 from the community to make it happen.
Sysdoc are proud to be a Life Flight Community Partner and sponsor a mission each year so that they can continue to perform their valuable services and help members of our community in their time of need.
For more information on Life Flight, or to donate, go to www.lifeflight.org.nz
Prompt Speech Therapy
We have sponsored a speech language therapist to provide twenty children from the Wellington Down Syndrome Association (WDSA) with free group speech therapy.
St Saviour's and St Olave's School (Southwark, London) Netball team
Sysdoc sponsored the netball team and provided netball kits including uniforms to the team. The team proudly won their grand final in that year.
Christchurch Earthquake Appeal
Sysdoc people undertook a number of initiatives to help the residents of the city impacted by the earthquake. These included fund raising events with other organisations, sponsoring a breakfast meeting and completing sponsored activities such as running and walking.
In addition, some of our intrepid staff scaled the dizzy heights of London's famous Gherkin in aid of the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal. All Sysdoc participants completed the 1097-step, 38-floor challenge and did us proud. Between them, they collected over £3000 in sponsorship, contributing to an overall figure of £275k raised by the event.
Aviva Family Violence Services
Katherine Corich hosted an event in Christchurch, New Zealand to raise money for Aviva Family Violence Services. The event included a Leadership / Process Improvement Workshop.
Sysdoc has been an active supporter of the charity Global Angels for the past three years, supporting the Global Angels' Water for Life Project in Tsavo, South Kenya. We have provided sponsorship toward the bio-sand water filter factory, helping the women to become financially independent and cover the costs of their children’s education. We have also sponsored water wells provided by Global Angels to various locations in India.
William Wallace Awards
Sue Elsworth recently attended the William Awards ceremony at the Prime Ministers house (Premier House) in Wellington and presented the Sysdoc Scholarship Award.
These awards honour outstanding young people in care, many of whom have overcome significant barriers and gone on to great achievements. The awards go towards helping the young person pursue their dreams of tertiary, vocational or leadership training.
Hayes and Ealing Vikings Rugby League
Sysdoc sponsored a new community Rugby League club for the children of Hayes and Ealing that wish to play the sport but have no way of travelling the vast distances to train and compete. We provided shirts for the under 15 squad and also have helped get new coaches qualified.
Several members our global team participate each year in Movember to raise money and awareness of Men's health issues. There is healthy competition between those who get involved on who can raise the most money.