Wyndham Vacation Resorts Collects $80,000 for Cancer Council Queensland

Cancer Council Queensland DonationThe Asia Pacific division of Wyndham Vacation Resorts just delivered a check for $80,000 to the Cancer Council Queensland of Queensland, Australia. The funds, collected by the division’s charity Wishes by Wyndham, are the result of a full year of fundraising.

Wyndham Vacation Resorts Pacific Asia is the largest private employer on Australia’s Gold Coast. To encourage their hundreds of employees to give back to charity, the company supports a variety of fundraisers and philanthropic events through Wyndham’s Employee Workplace Giving Program.

Last year, the organization selected the Cancer Council Queensland for its principal charity. Through Wyndham’s Employee Workplace Giving Program the company matched all money donated by their employees. The result was $80,000, presented to the council last week.

Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific CEO and Managing Director Barry Robinson said, “We are very proud of how our employees have gone above and beyond to support this extraordinary organization, by donating their time and money. The Cancer Council’s work has never been more crucial, with the number of annual new cancer cases in Australia set to rise to 150,000 by 2020.”

In addition to monetary donations, the corporate office of 450 people held fundraising events such as the “Biggest Morning Tea”, an Australian Cancer Council event, in which multiple tea parties were hosted across the country in order to raise money.

Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Katie Clift shared,

“We are so grateful for this outstanding contribution from Wyndham, which will go a long way in supporting crucial cancer research and support.”

“All funds raised in Queensland contribute to our vital work in cancer research, prevention and early detection programs and patient support services. Donations help us in investing around $26 million in cancer control every year – including around $13 million in cancer research.”

“We have witnessed significant cancer research breakthroughs over the past year – for example, CCQ research identified a significant drop in invasive melanoma rates in young Queenslanders under 40 – showing our skin cancer prevention messages are getting through.”

To learn more about Cancer Council Queensland, visit www.cancerqld.org.au/.