Corporate Social Responsibility isn’t just a term bandied around Jirsch Sutherland, but a genuine way of life. In fact, the feedback from our clients shows that what they like about our business culture is how we take the time to understand and connect with the local community.
For the team at Jirsch Sutherland Newcastle, that means immersing themselves in fund-raising activities and actively supporting local charities. In addition to its involvement in the annual Surfest surfing competition, the Wheeling and Able charity, and the Aspect Hunter School for children on the autism spectrum, it also looks out for activities where staff can interact with local businesses while raising money for those in need.
Divas on the Green
Divas on the Green is an annual event for women that involves a round of non-competitive golf, a fair amount of champagne, networking, and a whole lot of fun while raising vital funds for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service and the Hunter Breast Cancer Foundation.
Held at the beautiful Merewether Golf Club in Newcastle, this year’s event was attended by Jirsch Sutherland’s Caitlin Johnstone, Tina Battye and Emma Mos, who helped raise an estimated $20,000 for the two charities.
Wearing a bit of sparkle in honour of the ‘Shine at Any Age’ theme, Emma said there were a few memorable highlights throughout the day’s activities – much of it centring around the Champagne and icecream generously donated by Jirsch Sutherland.
“Meeting a life size cardboard cut-out of Johnny Depp and sipping on Champagne at the 9th hole were a couple of my favourite moments,” Tina says. “And then there was the flying nun… but I won’t go into that!”
Building relationships within the communities in which we work not only strengthens Jirsch Sutherland’s connections but also builds a collaborative, supportive, and inspired team. The insolvency sector demands we work with a sceptical, detached mindset, so it’s refreshing to get involved in activities that allow us to immerse ourselves.