Brix Projects in the Community
Our team shares a genuine commitment to supporting charities, local communities and sporting clubs. We regularly contribute to ongoing charity appeals by volunteering and donating to many causes including Sydney Children’s Hospital and Cerebral Palsy Alliance, to help make a difference to the lives of the many people who need extra support.
In fact, the Sydney Children’s Hospital is BriX Projects charity of choice, and we
support the hospital and its fundraising whenever we can.
Our involvement shows that we appreciate the value of personal impact and of partnering with people to empower them and make a difference.
Sydney Children’s Hospital, in Randwick, is a leading specialist medical centre caring for seriously ill and injured children across New South Wales and beyond, from tiny babies to adolescents.
Every year Sydney Children’s Hospital hold their annual Gold Appeal to “give sick kids the chance to live their best lives.
Each year a number of enthusiastic Brix Projects team members get involved by volunteering at the Children’s Hospital in Randwick, just around the corner from our head office in Sydney. This year the team helped out by providing hotdogs for hospital staff , patients and family members. It was a fantastic day, for a fantastic cause and thoroughly enjoyed by everyone.
MATES in construction
Mental health awareness is growing and with the likes of World Suicide Prevention Day and Suicide Prevention Awareness month and many more awareness events popping up on our social media and in the news, it is becoming a subject that the nation is more open to talk about.
At BriX Projects our first priority is the health and wellbeing of our employees, which is why we have such a strong Health and Safety Policy and are supportive of their needs.
Tradesman in Australia are also six times more likely to kill themselves than die in an accident on site and this is one of the reasons why at the start of 2020, three team members at our Sydney head office participated in the Mates in Construction ‘Mates Connector’ training program.
MATES in Construction is a charity established in 2008 to reduce the high level of suicide among Australian construction workers. The role of a ‘Connector’ is to help keep someone in crisis safe. A Connector is not a professional counselor, they are simply a mate who knows how to help. The Connector training provides some extra skills for people to ask about suicide and then facilitate the link to help. We are very proud to have representatives of such an important organisation on our team.
R U OK Day
R U OK day is a national day of action, dedicated to inspiring all people of all backgrounds to regularly ask each other, Are you ok? It also encourages everyone to meaningfully connect with the people around them and start a conversation with anyone who may be struggling with life.
Brix Projects have supported R U OK day for the last 5 years. All the team agree it is a great cause and are happy to get involved by wearing yellow in the office, we have also arranged fundraising events including an afternoon tea in the Sydney Head office and a sausage sizzle for contractors, clients and their families.
Christmas Giving 2020 – Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation
The team love getting together at the start of December to discuss who in the local community we would like to support during the month of ‘giving’. In 2020 we decided on Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation, which is also our chosen charity and has a special place in a number of the teams hearts.
During 2020 (with COVID-19 restrictions) we were unable to visit the hospital baring gifts. However, based on a special request from the foundation, we donated art packs to their art program which has really suffered due to COVID-19.
COVID-19 restrictions meant that art materials could only be used once by each patient to minimize the risk of spreading the virus, this meant during 2020 more materials than normal were being used.
By supporting the art program and donating art packs, we were able to provide inpatients with high quality materials for use in visual art workshops. Not only does this provide much needed distraction and respite it also provides an art education experience.