We value a sense of community with an eye to making a difference where we can.
For decades, we have made it our business to get involved and give back to our many great communities, causes and charities. We make a difference through our involvement as individuals and as a business. We not only fund raise, but often help out with the organisation and marketing of events.
TRACTION CEO Bike Build - September 2020
Robert Barron our CEO participated in the Traction 2020 Bike Build to support more young people in need. TRACTION engages local communities and serves those most in need by providing a safe, inclusive, action-based environment where vulnerable youth build self-esteem, find a sense of belonging, discover their potential and create their own future.
“Working alongside a TRACTION participant showcasing his skills he developed at TRACTION and being lead through the process of building a bicycle from scratch was a profound experience that I highly recommend. The bike we built was donated to TRACTION as a project for a future participant.” Rob Barron Checkout the spirit of the event in this short video. CEO Bike Build 2020
Tour de Office - October 2019
Wiley + Tour De Office = $$$ 4 Fareshare
Wiley road in the 2019 Tour De Office to raise funds for FareShare to feed those in need and break food insecurity. At Wiley we have passion for health, fitness and giving back, we focus on supporting charities like Fareshare that reduce food waste and provide food to those in need. We love that Tour de Office combines exercise with giving back so are proudly participating in this innovative new way of fundraising approach.
Ronald McDonald House Charities
Wiley carries out many projects in regional communities and is completely aligned with Ronald McDonald House’s mission to keep families together when children are hospitalised in the city. We regularly attend the Red Boot Hoot at the Royal Queensland Show to show our support and raise awareness and money for this awesome cause.
Wiley employees volunteered at Australia’s largest charity kitchen, FareShare Brisbane, to install STOMMPY bollards and safety protection equipment. The safety protection equipment will go a long way to keeping the hundreds of volunteers safe in the facility and ensuring the facility is protected. You can read more about it HERE.
2017 CEO Cook Off raises $1.7m for disadvantaged Australians
Wiley Managing Director, Tom competed in the 2017 CEO Cook Off paired with Chef, Ben Williamson from Gerard’s bistro. Together, 40 Chefs, 125 CEO’s and 1300 guests descended upon The Cutaway, Barangaroo in Sydney for the event which raised a total of $1.7m for OzHarvest.
Tom, Ben and the other CEO’s & Chefs at the CEO CookOff, prepared and served delicious meals to 1,300 vulnerable, disadvantaged or homeless Australians. The $1.7m raised will support OzHarvest’s purpose to nourish the country through food rescue, nutrition education and hospitality training for disadvantaged youth, and community engagement programs. It will also go towards responding to the critical food wastage issues facing society.
OzHarvest Founder and CEO, Ronni Kahn said the flagship fundraiser allows OzHarvest to rescue and redistribute more fresh food.
“The face of hunger is diverse and it’s never quite who you think,” she said. “For one night, CEOs, business leaders and chefs unite to make a positive impact on the lives of those less fortunate. It was truly a night to remember, full of love, humility, dignity and respect. That is the magic of the CEO CookOff.”