Australia: Corrs turbo charges fundraising initiative to support cyclone Debbie recovery
Last Updated: 20 May 2017

Corrs turbo charges fundraising initiative to support cyclone Debbie recovery

Australia's leading independent law firm, Corrs Chambers Westgarth, has announced a fundraising initiative in which it will 'turbo charge' employee donations to help communities impacted by Cyclone Debbie.

Corrs partners have agreed to match staff donations dollar-for-dollar. In a major boost to these fundraising efforts, NAB has agreed to partner with Corrs, with the bank agreeing to match the total funds raised by the firm.

"The destruction caused by Cyclone Debbie is immense and has been devastating for many communities, businesses and families from the Whitsundays to the New South Wales border," said Corrs Partner and Chairman of Pro Bono, Jeremy King.

"Generosity of spirit is a key aspect of the culture at Corrs. This is something that we knew our employees would want to get behind and that our Partners would fully support. With NAB's generous commitment, we are essentially able to 'turbo charge' staff donations by 400%, with every $1 donated by a Corrs staff member matched by Corrs partners and then matched again by NAB. It is a great initiative and we are hopeful that it will provide some support and help to those so badly affected by Cyclone Debbie," he added.

Executive General Manager NAB Business, Cindy Batchelor, commented: "The devastation across Queensland and northern New South Wales was beyond anything we've seen in the region in recent years. The clean-up and recovery for families, businesses and communities in the impacted areas will be very difficult over coming weeks and months – and we are proud to help through initiatives such as this."

Corrs' Cyclone Debbie fundraising appeal will run until 20 June. All of the funds raised will be distributed to organisations, including the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services, and will go towards supporting communities to recover and rebuild.

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