Melbourne Hyman Charity Lunch 2023
Last Friday a few of the team at Oak Capital along with our valued supporters attended the Melbourne Hyman Charity Lunch at the RACV Club raising money for Bayley House, what a day it was!
Once again Oak Capital is the National Event Sponsor for the Hyman Charity lunches in support of these wonderful charities, Bayley House in Victoria, Inala in New South Wales, and HELP Enterprise in Queensland. Into our 6th year of support with a small break for COVID…. Every year these amazing events raise hundreds of thousands for their underlying charities, and over the years millions has been raised.
The event on Friday was once again an amazing success, raising over $150,000 for Bayley House. Bayley House is an amazing organisation supporting adults with intellectual disability for over 70 years. They provide day services to hundreds of clients and even home accommodation as well. As you can imagine the cost of running these organisations is dramatic and they rely heavily on events like our lunch to fund certain activities or infrastructure. The funds raised from Friday’s lunch will go directly to supporting the opening of the Bayley House – Community Arts Hub, click here for more information on the Arts Hub.
Our team and guests enjoyed meeting and hearing off the Socceroos legend Mr John Aloisi who volunteered his time on the day to speak to the crowd, supported by Colin Lane from the infamous Lano and Woodley act. All of the entertainment helped the attendees dig deeper into their pockets to support the day. Well done to all involved.
At Oak Capital, philanthropy is extremely important and each year we look for a number of charities that we align with and feel we can have the greatest impact on with our support. By giving back to charities and allowing them to help others we ultimately help our wider community, something that I would encourage every business to do in their way. In recent years we have donated well over half a million dollars to organisations that are in heavy need of help, a substantial amount of that has done via these lunches. We plan to grow our philanthropic donations year on year as our business continues to grow. Not only does this provide the recipient organisations with the capital they need to thrive, but it also fills the hearts of our staff that are involved in seeing the good they can do via Oak.