Australian event and conference management company Arinex has signed a 12-month partnership with childrenâ€™s charity Starlight, which will see the former providing pro bono event management services and financial support through company-wide fundraising initiatives.
This announcement comes after Arinex presented a cheque for A$6,340 (US$4,439) to Starlight in May, which was raised following its 2018 Christmas party raffle. The raffle consisted of prizes donated by Arinexâ€™ venue and supplier partners â€“ such as a Qantas return airfare to Cairns and a stay at Pullman Cairns International â€“ which were auctioned to staff across the country.
The new corporate partnership with Starlight aligns with Arinexâ€™s existing community and volunteer work; last year staff dedicated 1,100 hours managing the Rotary International Peace Conference and the Rotary New South Wales Police Officer of the Year Awards (an event it has managed since its inauguration in 2010).
Nicole Walker, Arinex’s chief operating officer, said: â€śIt is exciting to formalise our partnership with Starlight Childrenâ€™s Foundation, which is a charity dear to our hearts.
“Events have the wonderful potential to leave a positive impact not just on those attending but also the wider community and we look forward to demonstrating that with our planned volunteer work and fundraising. We feel glad knowing our support will go directly towards fulfilling Starlightâ€™s mission â€“ this new partnership gives us even more purpose in our day to day working lives.â€ť