Supporting the Local Community
Automotive Holdings Group each year contributes significant funds and in-kind support to numerous state-based charities and more than 300 local community organisations in Australia and New Zealand.
Charitable, sporting and community groups that benefit from AHG’s support include:
PERTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
AHG proudly supports the Perth Symphony Orchestra in its fresh and dynamic approach to the Western Australian music scene. PSO first appeared publicly in Symphony by the Bay in Perth in November 2011. Its musicians include some of the most accomplished players in Western Australia, many of whom perform freelance with Australia’s leading orchestras.
The annual AHG golf day raised more than $1.4 million from 2004 to 2016. Rocky Bay supports more than 1,000 children and 500 adults living with disabilities in Western Australia.
Just a stone’s throw from the stunning Manly beach in NSW, Bear Cottage is a children’s hospice that was established in 2001. One of only two such facilities in all of Australia, Bear Cottage helps families cope with the impossible – to care for a child who has a life-limiting illness; to care for a child who is unlikely to see their 18th birthday, or their ninth birthday, or sometimes even their first birthday. For the special kids that stay at Bear Cottage, there is no happy ending, no miracle cure, and yet it is a genuinely happy place. AHG NSW is the proud presenting partner of Bear Cottage’s annual A Bear Affair gala fundraising dinner and also supports the annual Superhero Week. As the caring staff and volunteers say at Bear Cottage, “We can’t add years to their lives, but we can add life to their years.”
AHG’s Brisbane dealerships are foundation supporters of Hummingburd House, Queensland’s only children’s hospice and only the third in Australia.
AMCAP continues to be a major corporate sponsoring partner of Constable Care and has the naming rights for the AMCAP Distribution Centre Constable Care Golf Day. The Golf Day raises important funds so Constable Care can continue to effectively communicate key life skills, citizenship and safety messages for children aged between two to 12.
RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE
AHG provides vehicles to Ronald McDonald House in Perth and also supports the RMH in Newcastle.
WESTMEAD CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL
AHG NSW supports the Sydney Hospital’s annual Emerald Ball.
CAMP QUALITY NEW ZEALAND
AHG’s Auckland dealerships and the KTM and Husqvarna wholesale business have worked together with their business partners to raise more than $1.2 million dollars over the past eight years (to 2017) for two leading children’s charities.
The annual black tie dinner and auction at the John Andrew Ford and Mazda showrooms had raised more than $950,000 over the previous seven years for the Camp Quality charity that runs recreational and respite camps for children suffering the effects of cancer treatment.
Last year’s dinner raised $250,000 while the 2015 event realised a clear $200,000.
The 2017 event topped the previous year’s record total, raising $250,577 and taking the total raised in eight years to more than $1.2-million. This total was being shared by Camp Quality and the Cure Kids charity.