We don't just give to our communities, we work with them.
At Clayton Utz, we partner with community organisations to address disadvantage and facilitate change. We work with our community partners to provide assistance and support that is substantial and integrated by matching their needs.
We arrange staff volunteers (supported by Community Leave). We hold goods collections to ensure food and other essential items reach those in need. We hold fundraising events and provide a range of in-kind support, including the use of office space for our Community Partners to hold meetings, events and briefings.
With over 40 Community Partners across Australia, Clayton Utz takes its responsibility to our communities seriously.
Cerebral Palsy Alliance
Every 15 hours a child is born with cerebral palsy in Australia. It is the most common physical disability in children. There is no known cure. The Cerebral Palsy Alliance provides therapies, life skills programs, equipment and support for people living with cerebral palsy and their families.
For the Cerebral Palsy Alliance, Clayton Utz has climbed to the highest point in Australia, our people walked over 10,000 steps per day for a month and hosted international researchers in our boardroom. Our partnership has evolved over ten years; and within the last year Clayton Utz has provided extensive pro bono legal assistance, volunteers who have taken people with a disability to the Royal Easter Show, Madame Tussards and to the top of Mount Kosciusko, held fundraising events and hosted research briefings on treatment for cerebral palsy.
Through the Clayton Utz Foundation, we have committed to three year funding for CP Check Up, an active surveillance and early intervention program. In 2014, this program enabled 267 children with cerebral palsy to be assessed, monitored and supported. The check-ups assess arm and leg mobility, communication, cognition and learning, nutrition, family wellbeing, sleep and pain. The program aims to dramatically reduce pain and suffering, while improving health outcomes for children with cerebral palsy.
CU volunteers help a young teenager with cerebral palsy conquer a trek up Mount Kosciuszko to help raise funds for Cerebral Palsy Alliance.