RIDBC receives $10,000 grant from Westfield

Regional General Manager of Westfield in NSW and ACT, John Warn, with RIDBC Director - Educational Services, Melissa McCarthy

Regional General Manager of Westfield in NSW and ACT, John Warn, visited Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) on Tuesday 11 February, 2014, to present RIDBC with a $10,000 grant.

In 2013, Westfield North Rocks raised more than $20,000 for RIDBC. As a result, they recently won third prize in the Westfield Community Incentive Awards for being Westfield’s third highest fundraisers nationally. That meant RIDBC was awarded a further $10,000 funding grant from Westfield.

RIDBC is Westfield North Rocks’ local GiveAbility charity partner.

“2013 was a huge success and a testament to the generosity of the North Rocks community. We’re proud to support RIDBC and the work they do to make a genuine difference to the lives of children living hearing or vision loss,” said Westfield North Rocks Marketing Manager, Amber Richmond.

As a charity, RIDBC relies heavily on fundraising and community support to be able to continue to make a difference in children's lives.

“We’re so appreciative of this amazing contribution from Westfield. The generosity of Westfield North Rocks goes a long way in assisting RIDBC to continue to provide innovative services and education programs to children living with vision or hearing loss, and their families,” said RIDBC Chief Executive, Chris Rehn.

"The support we receive from our community and corporate fundraisers, including Westfield, is truly fantastic. We can only continue our work at RIDBC with help from the community, and we remain greatly indebted to this support.”

RIDBC provides a wide range of quality, innovative services and educational programs for children with hearing or vision loss, from the first weeks of a child’s life, right through their teenage years. In order to maintain its intensive educational, clinical and research programs, RIDBC needs to raise approximately $2.5 million every month.