The Chappell Foundation
The Foundation works to raise funds to donate to those working on the frontline to end Australia’s youth homelessness crisis, as every night, over 30,000 people under the age of 25 sleep without shelter.
Becoming a Captain and attending Captain’s Club events, allows you to help make the lives of Australia’s youth better for today, tomorrow, and the future.
NFIA Patron’s Annual Walk for Charity
NFIA stands together with our members who work at the frontline of fire protection in Australia.
The National Fire Industry Association (NFIA) is an Australia-wide community of Fire Protection contractors and their people, suppliers, friends and stakeholders representing a wide and varied membership from the smallest sub-contractor through to large Australia- wide construction and service businesses.
NFIA BELIEVES that by continuing to grow the character, spirit and performance of our Industry, we create a better future for those who will follow us and for their customers.
The National Fire Industry Association (NFIA) Patron’s Annual Walk for Charity is an annual event and is pleased to be up and running once again in 2021. In 2019, this event raised over $255,000 for the Queensland Brain Institute (QBI) at The University of Queensland and Gallipoli Medical Research Foundation (GMRF).
This year the NFIA Annual walk for Charity, led by Aurora Adventures will take place in one of Australia’s most iconic hikes, the spectacular Bay of Fires and Freycinet National Park on Tasmania’s East Coast from 3 – 7 November, 2021.
25 trekkers will be taking part who have set a fundraising target of $500,000, through online donations and targeted fundraising events on the Gold Coast, and in Sydney and Melbourne. All funds raised will be distributed evenly between QBI, GMRF and a new third beneficiary Mates4Mates.
QBI and GRMF carry out amazing research across a range of important causes including, melanoma, liver cancer, brain cancer, stroke, respiratory research and clinical trials, motor neurone disease, dementia, anxiety and depression, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease. While Mates4Mates provide a way forward for veterans and their families experiencing service- related physical injuries, mental health issues and isolation.
The Carl Webb Foundation
This foundation has been established by Carl and his close friends and family to raise awareness and much needed funds in the hope to combat Motor Neurone Disease (MND).
Former Australian rugby league international Carl Webb was noted as a straight shooter during his celebrated career.
Webb announced earlier this year he has been diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease, a rare condition attacking the nerve cells which control breathing, moving, swallowing and speaking.
It comes nine years after Webb retired from a celebrated rugby league career which saw him soar to the heights of professional sport. He played a combined 187 NRL games for the Brisbane Broncos, North Queensland Cowboys and Parramatta Eels from 2000 to 2011. Webb also played 15 State of Origin games, a Test for Australia and two Indigenous All Stars matches.
Since retiring from football he has worked tirelessly for Aboriginal people in mentoring and employment advice roles. At the young age of just 39 years old, Webb is facing a battle for his life against a disease which has no known cure. However, he is determined to do his part to ensure others who contract the disease have a fighting chance by speaking up to raise awareness and education about MND.
Ecumenical Coffee Brigade
The Ecumenical Coffee Brigade is a non-profit organisation, providing a warm drink, meal and friendly smile to disadvantaged community members in Brisbane.
Melinda Clifton - President:
“As president of the Ecumenical Coffee Brigade (ECB), I was privileged to be invited along as a guest to The Chappell 108 2021 Sporting Legends Charity Luncheon hosted by the Captain’s Club in March 2021.
From the moment I arrived, the event surpassed my expectations. More than 300 people gathered to hear from elite sportspeople with all proceeds to The Chappell Foundation, of which the ECB is a major benefactor. Not only did the event raise much needed funds for The Chappell Foundation and ECB, but the generosity of many was heartening and overwhelming. As a charity, we rely solely on the generosity of people and businesses to ensure we continue to be successful in supporting the homeless and disadvantaged community of Brisbane.
Following the event, ECB has received some amazing support. Carbon Bookkeeping has taken on our bookkeeping and payroll services at no cost, ensuring that we can manage our funds effectively now and into the future; Strategy 1st donated a planning day that allowed us to build a 5-year plan; and many individuals have donated their time and much needed resources to our cause.
All of us at ECB are grateful to the Captain’s Club for organising and hosting such a successful event and helping us to raise the profile of our humble Brisbane-based charity. We have a strong 50-year history, and with the support of the Captain’s Club, The Chappell Foundation and many small businesses and individuals, we are confident we will serve the homeless and disadvantaged community of Brisbane for another 50 more.”