The Children's Hospital Westmead

Testimonials

Certificate of Appreciation

Centacare

Certificate of Appreciation

Convoy for Kids

Trudy Taylor

Rednose

“On behalf of Red Nose, I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to you and all your volunteers for supporting Red Nose by offering the catering at our annual charity golf day – the Red Nose Scramble. This event has been held annually since 2003, and is now one of the most highly attended golf days in the Canberra region with about 130 people attending this year. By all accounts, this year’s event had by far the best catering of all previous golf days. And, I know you were unable to stay to hear it, but you received a resounding applause of appreciation during the apres-golf activities.”

Michael Jun

Wesley Mission QLD

“Thank you again for the wonderful support of your team on April 18, 2017. 209 meals for 115 clients were the highest figures that we’ve had for the Tuesday barbecue this year. In terms of the food, the feedback from our clients was all very positive. They were very satisfied with the quality of the burgers, in particular the freshness of the bread and salads. They were also very satisfied with the range of drinks and cakes.”

Certificate of Appreciation

500 Lives 500 Homes

Certificate of Appreciation

Anglicare QLD

Certificate of Appreciation

Victory Care Services

Certificate of Appreciation

Lions Club

Rochelle Pincini

Royal Institute for the Deaf & Blind Children (RIDBC)

“I just wanted to say how amazing the Rapid Relief Team were for the BBQ for our Book Fair on Friday 7th April and Saturday 8th April. They are such a professional outfit and were so eager to help however they could, everyone was so friendly and accommodating. I had lots of feedback from customers that have been coming to the Book Fair for years and they loved the BBQ, with many commenting on the organisation and efficiency of your team.”

Colin D Neil OAM

State Emergency Service QLD (SES)

“Thank you so much for your catering to some 100+ SES, Rural Fire and QFES personnel on Monday 3rd April 2017 at Logan SES depot. These people were involved in the clean-up tasks after the devastating floods in the Logan area. Your staff did a sterling job of both catering for the hungry volunteers, and in keeping their spirits high during this difficult period. All the feedback I have received was extremely positive, and the meals and snacks from breakfast to dinner were very good. I know this would not have been an easy task, as we only discussed the catering the day before.”

David Rose - CEO

Heartkids NSW

Andrea Galloway

Homeless Connect Western Sydney

Certificate of Appreciation

Leukaemia Foundation

Certificate of Appreciation

Light the Night Canberra

Ange Headlam

Diabetes Tasmania

“Once again I would like to thank you and all of the Rapid Relief Team for your unwavering support of Diabetes Tasmania and PolliePedal ’17, it is truly appreciated – by all of us and the riders. At the end of April 2017 we are going to be sitting down and setting dates/routes/etc. for PolliePedal ’18. I will be in touch once this has been set, in the hope that we can count on your support again for PolliePedal ’18.”

Graeme B Lynch - CEO

Heart Foundation

“I wanted to express my thanks to the volunteers from around Tasmania that supported the Tasmania Diabetes PolliePedal ’17. I had a great three days on the ride from Hadspen to Hobart in Tasmania raising funds for Diabetes TAS and was spoiled by RRT being with us most of the way including community lunches at Poatina and Bothwell, community dinner at Norfolk, and afternoon and morning tea at the top of the legendary Poatina Hill climb and morning tea the following day at the beautiful Steppes Sculptures. What an amazing group you have here in Tasmania – certainly spurred us all on and gave us a great insight into the very valuable work that you do.”

Certificate of Appreciation

Parramatta Mission

Certificate of Appreciation

Cancer Council - Relay for Life Seymour

Lydia Commins - Service Manager

Lithgow Information & Neigbourhood Centre Inc

Certificate of Appreciation

Lithgow High School

Wendy

Batinich Fund Raising - Walk for Tim

“Thanks to the generous support from the Young NSW community and businesses we were able to raise $24,000 for our Cherry Festival Fundraising, 60% of which will be forward to Cure for Brain Cancer. Thanks to the wonderful support of RRT, we banked $1,035 from the BBQ into our Batinich Fund Raising Trust, 100% of  all money from this account will go directly to Cure for Brain Cancer. We thank you all for your support on the day of the walk, and not just for the BBQ, but your whole team who gave us strength to keep walking.”

Olivia Saunders

Cancer Council WA

“On behalf of the Relay for Life Great Southern Committee and Cancer Council WA I just wanted to thank you and the Rapid Relief Team very much for your contribution to Relay for Life 2016. We are incredibly grateful for your help with lunch and set up and pack down. I honestly don’t know how we would have coped without you – you were absolutely amazing. Despite the horrendous weather, overall the weekend went smoothly and we were thrilled that the event managed to raise over $70,000.00. You really played an instrumental role in this achievement.”

The Royal Children's Hospital

Good Friday Appeal 2016

Certificate of Appreciation

Tamworth Homeless Connect

Maggie Leutton

Murray to Moyne

Certificate of Appreciation

Bundaberg Riding for Disabled Association

Jenny Clarke

Rednose

“I just wanted to share a comment from our launch event in NSW last night, 26th October 2016. We held our launch event last night, with about 35 attendees. It was a great night and the Rapid Relief Team were awesome. They were the nicest group of people I have ever met and so helpful and well organised. The food was great to. Please pass in a big thank you to the RRT members who were at our launch event in Hamilton last night. We are so very grateful for your support. I think Kate’s comment says it all, ‘the nicest group of people’.”

Sarah Hozack

Leukaemia Foundation

“Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! Thank you so much for your team’s effort and support at the Canberra Light the Night. Your support was nothing short of amazing and such a relief to have the extra hands. We were short on volunteers this year and it was a blessing to know I had your team’s experience and knowledge available through the evening. The event was a huge success, with what we are estimating around 1300 people in attendance and have raised over $80,000 for blood cancer patients and their families. Thank you for your support in helping us achieve this.”

Certificate of Appreciation

The Children's Hospital at Westmead

Tony Abbott MHR

Parliament House Canberra

Stefanie Azar

Nepean Riding for Disabled Association

Certificate of Appreciation

Snow Hydro Southcare

Tatum Pearce

Starlight Children’s Foundation

“Thank you Dan and the RRT Team so much for all your amazing support with Starlight this year. Your efforts have helped us to raise much needed funds to brighten the lives of Starlight children and their families. We look forward to working with you again in 2017”.

Julie Abbott - General Manager

Humpty Dumpty Foundation

“I just wanted to say a huge thank you from Humpty for the work and effort you took on the weekend with the finish celebration of the 2016 ACT Australia 1200Kms for Kids Charity Bike Ride. It was a huge success and your team are, as always, wonderful. It’s so lovely to see adults and kids all pitching in to help. We really appreciate all that you do for 1200Kms for Kids, the fundraising from the ride makes a huge impact to hospitals along the ride route and I don’t think the event would be possible, or at least no as successful without our lovely friends at RRT.”

Prue Fullford

The Children's Hospital Westmead

Angus Taylor MP

Federal Member for Hume

Certificate of Appreciation

St Vincent de Paul Society

Certificate of Appreciation

Tamworth Family Support Service

Nadine Kanaan

Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC)

“Thank you Dan and the Rapid Relief Team volunteers for the amazing work you did at the BBQ. Your wonderful support is changing lives. We are looking forward to working with you again in the future. RIDBC is a charity that relies heavily on fundraising and community support to continue to make a difference in the lives of children and adults with vision and hearing loss.”

Anthony Erdely

Cancer Council VIC

“If there was a picture of what ‘not-for-profit support’ looks like, then the RRT would occupy that space. They were simply amazing at Relay for Life Kyneton 7th and 8th October 2016. They arrived full of energy and enthusiasm, ready to assist with whatever needed to be done. My understanding was that RRT’s sole focus was catering. I was delighted to see them assisting Kyneton’s participants with their campsites. I lost track of the amount of marquee’s they helped set up throughout the morning. The signage around the track didn’t just magically appear either….RRT were all hands on deck!”

Rev. Keith Hamilton

Parramatta Mission

CR RJ (Bob) Kirk - Mayor

Goulburn Mulwaree Council

Nicole Shipton & Donna Davis

Toward Recovery Mental Health Service

Jessica Griffin

St Vincent de Paul Society NSW

Mick Holland

NSW Rural Fire Service

“Just want to say thank you to you and your crew again for the exercise on the weekend. The positive feedback and comments on how good the food was and the quick service are still coming in. Feedback from myself and Lyndi was that it was so good to be able to hand over the whole job including the field meals and know there would be no problems. Thank you so much again and look forward to working with you again.”

Lisa Woolf-James

The Children's Hospital at Westmead

“Thank you all so much for putting on breakfast for the staff and volunteers yesterday, 12th September 2016 at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead to launch their Celebration Week. Celebration week gives us a change to recognise our staff for their contribution and dedication to caring for our children and their families. They are so grateful and there was definitely a buzz around the corridors yesterday, with so many staff thanking us for organising a wonderful breakfast. How good is your new Coffee Cart, definitely a big hit!”

Randal Bishop

Cure Brain Cancer

Brett Hanna

CEO of Regional Housing Limited

Collin Peebles

Geelong Food Relief

“On behalf of the entire team of volunteers attached to GFRC we cannot thank the RRT enough for coordinating our annual Toucan Appeal school drop offs and collections. This year we receipted 4,073kg of much needed food for the Geelong Food Relief Centres. We look forward to working alongside the RRT throughout next year’s Toucan Appeal should the RRT wish to participate. Thank you and all the very best to you and members of the RRT.”

Alice Rawlinson

Hutt St Centre

“Our biggest thanks from everyone at Hutt St Centre to all of our supporters and suppliers for walk a mile in my boots McLaren Vale 2016! With your help we had over 250 people walking a mile in McLaren Vale to show their support or people experiencing homelessness in South Australia. An Amazing turn out! We are still working through our final figures, but our online fundraising is at $97,000 alone! So thank you for all of your support in this great event. We couldn’t have done it without you and your contribution, so we really are genuinely grateful for your participation.”

Jenny Clarke

SIDS & Kids

“I just wanted to pass on my thanks on behalf of SIDS and Kids for the wonderful food and service provided at both our remembering services. Comments from staff and families who attended have been really lovely. It was a freezing cold day here in Melbourne on Friday and the hot drinks on the steps of the church were really appreciated. The amount of catering was spot on and really yummy (as always) for both events”

Roger Spence

Manager of PCYC Lithgow

“Lithgow PCYC wishes to sincerely thank you for your assistance and support during the organisation and execution of such a great day. The ongoing support for the PCYC and the assistance given to the less fortunate young people of our area is greatly appreciated”

Lyndi Osmond

NSW Rural Fire Service

“Thanks for offering your time and expertise for the Exercise at Yetholme. We were excited to hear that you will be using us as a training exercise for yourselves, as we will be for our volunteers. We get nothing but praise from our volunteers when you cater for them. Thank you so much for all you do for us – the RFS and the Chifley/Lithgow Team.”

Sophie Bawden

Evolve Housing - Western Sydney Homeless Connect

“Just wanted to take the opportunity to quickly thank all of you for the wonderful effort you put into today, Monday 8th August 2016, to make Western Sydney Homeless Connect so successful! Some quick stats from today, provided around 2600 meals, 250 health checks, 90 haircuts, gave out 1000 Hygiene Kits, 7000 muesli bars, 4,000 oranges, hundreds of items of clothing and put countless smiles on faces by offering assistance to people in real need. Without your help, Western Sydney Homeless Connect could not happen!

Guy Barnette MP

Liberal Member for Lyons

“I write in appreciation of the Tasmanian Rapid Relief Team and thank them for the support they provided to the Tas Fire Service and Emergency Services personnel during the recent fire season. Over a two and a half week period during the height of the fires, the RRT team provided 44 meals (mainly lunches and evening meals) at Nunamara, Mole”

Tim Conolan

CEO & Founder of TLC for Kids

“I would like to personally thank you and the Rapid Relief Team for your support of our TLC for Kids Family Fun Day on December 9th, 2016. Your BBQ was a real hit and your hard work and organisation is deeply appreciated by everyone here at TLC for Kids. We couldn’t have done this without your generous support”

Helen Falla & Kim Philpot

Canberra Hospital Foundation

“Huge, huge thank you to the fantastic Rapid Relief Team – it has been a pleasure and a delight working with your crew. What an amazing day we had, Friday 29th July 2016. The team were amazing, the burgers so yummy and loads of happy people wandering the campus munching away – even our little companion dog got to munch!”

Cassandra Irvin

Griffith Carevan

“I would like to acknowledge the Rapid Relief Team’s efforts in the Griffith and Leeton area. Carevan Griffith is the result from a need that was identified in our local community for a mobile soup kitchen to assist local disadvantaged and struggling families. The wonderful work that the RRT Griffith and Leeton do has not been forgotten by us here at Carevan. The generosity, professionalism, and high standard of catering RRT supplies to our patrons is beyond admirable. Our patrons that frequent the Carevan have come to know and trust the friendly faces of the RRT and have built up a wonderful rapport.”

Shane Batt

Acting Regional Chief of Tasmania Fire Service

“Thank you so much for your generous efforts during the unprecedented fire season experienced by the Tasmania Fire Service this 2015/16 fire season As you know, our volunteer firefighters put their lives on the line every time they leave their families and respond to emergency incidents and this fire season was no exception”

Kat Izzard

Irabina Autism Services

“Irabina Autism Services has had the absolute pleasure of having the Rapid Relief Team attend our family Christmas Party for the last two years, and their presence at this event has helped us to provide a fitting end of year celebration for our amazing families”

Kayleen Johnston

Bravehearts Inc QLD

“To all the wonderful RRT volunteers! On behalf of the runners, the staff, and the kiddies – please accept the most heartfelt thanks for your amazing support over this last week ending 5th July 2016. For the runners, knowing that they had decent food to eat, served by smiling supporters made a huge difference. The staff and I more than appreciated the coffee (especially in Hobart – soooo cold!). Some of you even ran with our runners, and they really did appreciate this. Our athletes put themselves through this crazy event to ensure that the children of Australia are receiving the education and counselling services they need.”

Brent Tritton

The Event Crew Pty Ltd

“I personally would just like to thank you all for the massive effort RRT put in to help out at the Bravehearts 777 event. The support that you provided the athletes was amazing and extremely appreciated. The support was also massively appreciated by the staff as you made my job a lot easier by not only providing food and drinks for the athletes but your cheering on of the athletes and the guys who went above and beyond in Hobart and ran with some of the runners that were struggling are what made this week so special.”

Andrew Geddes

Government of Western Australia

Lesley Townsend

Can Assist - Lithgow Branch

Chris Sammut

Inspector at Lithgow Police Station

“I wish to express my gratitude and thanks to you and the members of the Lithgow Rapid Relief Team for your hard work at the Lithgow High School Police Youth Education information day held 15th June 2016. The manner in which RRT provided the school children with lunch and refreshments following the morning events was much appreciated and significantly added to the success of the day.”

Annette Skaines

Rosie's Friends on the Street

“We would like to acknowledge not only your commitment but also your generosity of spirit that we witness every time you attend. We see the extra mile you go to in providing not only BBQ essentials, but very special offering and treats, something many of our patrons would rarely give”

Conor Sibly

The Salvation Army

Certificate of Appreciation

Lake Cargelligo School Community

Lucy Andrews - Coordinator

Hunter Homeless Connect

Mark J. McClellan

MACA Ride to Conquer Cancer

“The best part of the day was lunch. When I pulled in to the lunch stop, I saw the most fantastic sight ever. I saw the Rapid Relief Team was serving us lunch and I literally became very emotional. I knew I was going to have a great lunch and it made the previous four hours of hard work bearable. Again, I am humbled by the support the Brethren Community gave me for this, and many of my “Christian” relatives and friends could learn a lot about Christianity from the Brethren Community. You are all truly Christians”

Susan Barton AM - Founder

Lighthouse Foundation

Carl Young

Peter MacCallum Cancer Foundation

“On behalf of all of us at Peter Mac, I am writing to express my grateful thanks to all the Rapid Relief Team for your extraordinary and continued support of our fundraising efforts. Your consistent professionalism and warmth is appreciated not only by our participants, but also by our whole team”

Cancer Council

Relay for Life Mt Alexander

Kat Coppins

Peter MacCallum Cancer Foundation

“Working with the Rapid Relief Team for the 2015 Ride to Conquer Cancer benefiting Peter Mac was a great and rewarding experience. RRT’s thorough planning and attention to detail enabled the Ride to Conquer Cancer to operate without a hitch. RRT not only contributed to our volunteer needs by supporting our event with 40 volunteers helping at our start line”

Mark Stewart

The Children's Hospital Westmead

Mardi Aplin

Heartkids NSW

“On behalf of Heartkids NSW and the Central West Heartkids community I would like to praise the hard work and service that the Rapid Relief team gave to our charity on Saturday night the 14th November 2015. Their team provided the dinner to our 18 families from around the Central West at our Family camp at Lake Burrendong”

Rebecca Lyons

Sids and Kids - Rednose

Gayle Reeve - Coordinator

Winteringham Aged Care Shepparton

Ara Cresswell - CEO

Carers Australia

Michelle Tobin

Hutt Street Centre

The Hon Stuart Ayres MP

Minister for Police and Emergency Services

David Brettell

Australian Cancer Research Foundation

Captain Tim Hughes

Stawell Fire Brigade

Captain Mick Riley

Appin Rural Fire Brigade