This short Documentary provides an insight into the work of this great Charity named after a famous Australian & humanitarian as in Sir Roden Cutler VC through the eyes of the Clients, Volunteers and staff.
Special thanks to Year 9 students at Sydney Boys High School in producing this documentary.
What is Sir Roden & Lady Cutler Foundation?
Sir Roden & Lady Cutler Foundation evolved from the Kings Cross Rotary Club 1990's 'Home and Away' project, which provided emergency transport for the young, the elderly and the disabled needing to get to and from vital medical appointments.
There are many vulnerable members of our community, including children, elderly and disabled, who cannot get to and from medical appointments, including people in affluent areas. The ramifications of this are numerous, they can be shocking and they are often silent.
• Quickly deteriorating health
• Severe loneliness and lack of self-esteem and sadly…
• A huge sense of abandonment
Imagine if this was us or a member of our family or friends…
Our foundation established in 1999 was set up to address this gaping void.
It’s a simple and effective transport & care model that address three key needs:
1. For our clients it provides, not just free and flexible transport in the metropolitan area, but critical social connections in the community.
2. For our volunteer drivers, the bonds they form with clients, often making them feel like an extension of the family, give them a deep sense of purpose.
3. For that often forgotten section of society - the Carers - the service provides much-needed respite.
The benefits of our work are far reaching:
The effect on clients’ overall well-being is enormous, knowing that someone cares and can be relied upon to transport them when needed.
Because we’re a cost-effective volunteer service, our foundation reduces their financial burden and stress.
Importantly, we connect them to community networks to support their specific physical & mental needs.
The Sir Roden & Lady Cutler Foundation provides help when no one else can.
And there are thousands of people who need our service.
The Charity relies overwhelmingly on the generosity of the corporate sector and private donations.
To Join our ever-expanding group of generous benefactors, please phone 9357 2801 or email us.
You can find out more about the Sir Roden & Lady Cutler Foundation by viewing a pdf of our press report here
Helping Where We Can
“The Foundation endeavours to help people most in need and when we received a request for a scooter from Mr Greg King of Kingswood we were more than happy to help“ said CEO Mr Vince Del Zio.
Mr King commented that this was a life changing moment for him and words cannot express how grateful he is to the Foundation.
Greg King with his new scooter.
Dear Mr Vince Del Zio
I would like to express my gratitude for the Scholarship you have granted me.
To be awarded the Sir Roden and Lady Cutler Foundation Scholarship is truly a tremendous honor.
By awarding me this Scholarship you have alleviated my financial burden and which in turn allows me to continue to focus on my schooling and my endeavour to give back to the school and it's community.
Again, thank you for your generous and meaningful gift.
Yours sincerely Jayden Forday
Sydney Boys High School
This is just a very small token of my appreciation of the wonderful work you do with your many helpful volunteers on your Pick Me Up Service.
I have GREATLY benefited from the help given by your drivers since August this year, and hope to continue doing so in the future. All the very best for christmas 2015.
Yours warmly Nora Torok
Just wanted to say thank you for all your kindness and helpful and thoughtful ways following my recent knee surgery I am back at work and though there is still a way to go. There has been great improvements that I wouldn’t have had without rehab.
Many thanks Catherine Ford
SIR RODEN CUTLER VC CELEBRATES HIS 100th YEAR BIRTHDAY. Click below for more.
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2015 Club Grants
The Foundation is proud to announce that it has received over $80,000 in grants from the 2015 Club Grants NSW program.
The amount received will go towards the continuing fleet costs of the foundations unique “Pick Me Up” service.
The Board of the Foundation and Lady Cutler would like to thank the following clubs for their generous contribution and support.
City of Tattersall’s Club
Bowlers Club of NSW
Brighton Le Sands RSL
Burwood RSL Club
Canada Bay Club
Canterbury Leagues Club
City of Sydney RSL
Earlwood Bardwell Park RSL Club
Kingsgrove RSL Club
New South Wales Leagues Club
North Ryde RSL Club
Ryde Eastwood Leagues Club
Woollahra Council Grant
The Foundation received a $5,000 Grant from Woollahra Municipal Council for its “Pick Me Up” Project.
This amount was in recognition of the wonderful contribution made to the residents of the Woollahra and Eastern Suburbs community by the Foundations unique Pick Me Up service which provides daily free transport to those in most need.
Lady Cutler and the Board are extremely grateful to Woollahra Municipal Council for their acknowledgement of the Foundations work and the approval of the Grant.