Are-able goes green to support the Gillin Boys Foundation
Are-able was thrilled to support Warrnambool’s Gillin Boys Foundation Launch raising much needed funds and awareness for Muscular Dystrophy.
“When I learnt about the Gillin Boys Foundation I knew as an organisation everyone would want to help. The Gillin Boys Foundation values of fundraising for research, enhancing quality of life and promoting awareness align perfectly with are-able’s initiatives of improving people’s lives and adding value to the community.” Said Are-able CEO Tom Scarborough.
Staff members were happy to get behind the cause. “I love working for a company that supports their local community, supporting the Gillin Boys Foundation today – wearing the green laces and donating $5 was just amazing” said are-able Employment Consultant Isaak Hetherington.
The launch of the Gillin Boys foundation coincided with Chris Gillin’s 29th Birthday and was a night of celebration. The launch event was hosted at Warrnambool’s Lady Bay hotel and received overwhelming support from the Warrnambool Community.
The Foundation was started by brothers Aaron Gillin (who sadly passed away in 2017) and Chris Gillin. Both of whom experience Duchenne, Muscular Dystrophy for which there is currently no cure.
Over $35,000 was raised on the night. The Are-able Foundation was proud to be a gold sponsor of the event, donating $5,000 and a Nigretta Chopping board towards the auction. “The are-able Foundation is proud to support this event and the Gillin families through this foundation raising money for Muscular Dystrophy Awareness” said are-able Communication & Engagement Director Andrea Hogan.
All money raised by the Gillin Boys Foundation goes towards Muscular Dystrophy Australia & Save Our Sons Duchenne Foundation. These organisations focus on research, community programs, nurse programs and enhancing quality of life.
Chris Gillin was blown away by the community’s response to the Foundation “the generosity of people and the amount of people who came, I couldn’t be prouder of what we’ve done. The more funds we raise the quicker we can find a cure” he said.