The Beacon June FY22

Workplace Giving Programs are an easy way to bring workplaces together for a common cause. Louise Sinclair found this to be true when she chose to support BCNA through her employer’s Workplace Giving Program. She also generously donates her time as a BCNA Consumer Representative. Like some other companies, Louise’s employer, legal information and technology service provider Thomson Reuters matches employees’ donations (see, for example, the Double the Donation platform ). However, Thomson Reuters’ Workplace Giving Program goes a step further by recognising the invaluable contribution volunteers make. Thomson Reuters supports its employees to access paid volunteer time of 16 hours per year for an eligible organisation. Louise accessed this so she could attend BCNA’s Consumer Representative Think Tank earlier in the year (read more on page 16). Once employees reach a minimum of 20 volunteer hours (including the 16 hours of paid volunteer time) they can request a Volunteer Grant from Thomson Reuters of US$500 to be donated to their eligible organisation. This thoughtful addition to the standard Workplace Giving Program creates a wonderful cycle of the more you give, the more you give! THE GIFT OF TIME: A NEW TAKE ON WORKPLACE GIVING

We’d love to see other organisations setting up a similar program. This June, BCNA’s Workplace Giving campaign focuses on how BCNA supports Australians to have the difficult conversations in the workplace that come along with a breast cancer diagnosis. Find out how BCNA is helping and more about Workplace Giving by visiting the BCNA website . GIFTS IN WILLS ANNE’S GIFT TO HELP MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

Louise Sinclair

Anne Fletcher is an inspiring woman who spent 65 years working as a nurse, caring for the health of others across Australia and around the world. During her incredible career, Anne became aware of the impacts of breast cancer, and dedicated herself to support those requiring support, treatment and care. Continuing her desire to help people affected by breast cancer, Anne has now decided to leave a gift to BCNA in her Will to make a difference and to lessen the burden for others. ‘I have been fortunate enough to observe the incredible support BCNA provides to all Australians diagnosed with breast cancer over BCNA’s history since inception, 24 years ago. Therefore, I made the very simple decision to leave a gift in my Will to ensure their great work for all Australians continues well into the future,’ she says. Thank you, Anne, for choosing to help BCNA continue to support the increasing number of Australians affected by breast cancer. We know making or updating a Will can be costly. BCNA has partnered with Gathered Here, Australia’s top-rated free online Wills platform. BCNA supporters can create a FREE, legally binding Will in less than 15 minutes, with unlimited updates for life. Find out more . Alternately, to learn more about leaving a gift to BCNA in your Will, please contact BCNA’s National Manager Major Gifts Gerrard Peck on mobile 0402 124 624 or email .

Anne Fletcher


Issue 91 | June 2022

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