At HTR Group we take a team approach to giving, and each year we ask our team what charities they would like to support. Below are the charities our team members are passionate about, and we have supported this year as a Company.

Buddy Up Australia

Buddy Up Australia connects Australian current and ex-service personnel to their community through purposeful volunteering, social and physical activities. This includes military and emergency services personnel, e.g. Navy, Army, Airforce, Police, Fire & Rescue and Ambulance.

Whether you are still serving or are transitioning to civilian life, Buddy Up Australia has been created to lend a hand. We are here to help you find connection and purpose while making a difference in your local community with like-minded people. We aim for early intervention and prevention of PTSD to keep you in the well zone of mental and physical health.

Donation link: https://www.buddyupaustralia.org.au/donate-buddy-up-australia/

Sanfilippo Children's Foundation

The Sanfilippo Children’s Foundation was established in 2013 with the purpose of driving and funding medical research into the fatal childhood dementia, Sanfilippo Syndrome and enabling access to effective treatments for Australian children to improve their quality of life.

Sanfilippo is a rare and fatal form of childhood dementia. Children with the condition have a life expectancy of just 12-20 years. It is a tragic disease that has a devastating impact on families and communities. The disease affects mostly the brain and central nervous system. Over time, cells fill up with waste that the body is unable to process. The brain becomes damaged, children experience hyperactivity, sleeplessness, loss of speech and cognitive skills, mental retardation, cardiac issues, seizures, loss of mobility, dementia and finally death, usually before adulthood.

The Sanfilippo Children’s Foundation funds research projects that show potential to either halt disease progression; repair damage caused by Sanfilippo; or improve the quality of life of children who suffer from the condition.

In addition to funding research, our Foundation raises awareness and builds collaborative relationships with other patient groups worldwide. We play an essential role in the provision to families of up to date and accurate information regarding the condition and the associated research.

Through advocacy, grassroots fundraising and awareness-raising, our Foundation has created a voice for children in Australia with Sanfilippo Syndrome.

Donation link: https://www.sanfilippo.org.au/donate

The Sanctuary Refuge for Women, Children & Pets Escaping Domestic Violence

1 in 6 Australian women have experienced domestic violence.

The Sanctuary mission is to provide refuge, safety, comfort, nutrition, and case management counselling for women and children to help repair the trauma associated with domestic violence.

During their stay at The Sanctuary, we offer a safe environment for them to re-establish their emotional stability, through providing a holistic approach to counselling, health, and personal development. Depending on each individual persons needs and situation we can provide intensive domestic violence and other counselling on site to ameliorate their emotional trauma (including one on one and group counselling).

We provide support to external community and specialist services as needed, such as job network providers, and disability employment services. We encourage the women to find alternative long-term accommodation, to return to work, to study and access Government support. We assist them with completing their housing applications and supporting paperwork, and for those wanting to further their education we help them with exploring study options, as well as providing access to transport to their current place of employment.

We are one of the only refuges in Australia that accepts boys over 12 years old and pets. We allow them to bring in their cats and dogs, as well as guinea pigs, birds and other pets. Our pet’s offer us unconditional love and stability and for a woman experiencing domestic violence this bond is often targeted by the abuser. The Sanctuary allows them to escape with their pets by their side.

Domestic violence, in all forms, is a violation of basic human rights. Everyone, regardless of their sex, religion, nationality, race, relationship, or living arrangements, has the right to feel safe, and be safe, in public and at home. Domestic violence must not be accepted or excused.

Donation link: https://sanctuaryrefuge.com.au/support-us-2/

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At HTR Engineering we believe a community is created through connection, inclusion, and common interests. We support our team in their volunteer activities and in their charity sponsorships. If you are a HTR Consultant doing something for a local charity or one that is close to your heart, please get in touch with us.