Press Release

QBE Australia's Week of Giving

Sydney Swans principal partner QBE Insurance Australia will pay tribute to charities in the week leading up to Sydney’s Round 20 clash with Port Adelaide at the SCG.

In QBE’s Week of Giving, seven QBE Foundation partners and charities and four Sydney Swans charities will feature in an awareness campaign.

As part of the campaign, Sydney Swans players will wear run-out T-shirts featuring the nominated charities, with the T-shirts to be signed and auctioned to help raise vital funds.

QBE Australia chief executive officer Tim Plant said the campaign is about recognising the important work done by those who do so much to support the community.

"QBE’s 30-year partnership with the Sydney Swans has put QBE front and centre at every Swans game," Plant said.

"In QBE’s Week of Giving we want to celebrate our partnership by showcasing our charity partners, as well as raise some important funds along the way.

"The charity runout T-shirts will be worn by Swans players during the warm-up as well as for the much-anticipated traditional curtain-raiser between the Sydney Swans Legends and QBE brokers.

"We’ll also use the SCG big screens to help raise awareness of these organisations and showcase the important work they do."

Sydney Swans Managing Director and CEO Andrew Ireland said the Swans are excited to help QBE give back to the community.

"QBE has been part of our Sydney Swans family for the past 30 years. It’s a wonderful milestone that we’re looking forward to celebrating in Round 20 at the SCG," Ireland said.

"For QBE to use this match to highlight the work of charities speak volumes about the kind of organisation QBE is – they’ve supported us for 30 years and also give to the community through their Foundation and charity work. We’re really looking forward to being part of QBE’s Week of Giving."

QBE will also host special guests of the charities in a unique match-day experience in the QBE Clubroom at the SCG.

QBE’s Week of Giving will recognise the following charity partners:

QBE Foundation partners
Brainwave aims to provide practical assistance and emotional support to children with neurological conditions, as well as their families and carers, to positively impact their quality of life.
Camp Quality’s purpose is to create a better life for every child living with cancer in Australia.
Guide Dogs Australia assists people who are blind or have a vision impairment gain freedom and independence to move safely and confidently around their communities to fulfil their potential.
The Big Issue in a not-for-profit social enterprise that develops solutions to help homeless, marginalised and disadvantaged people positively change their lives.
The Kid’s Cancer Project is an independent national charity dedicated to supporting childhood cancer research.
The McGrath Foundation raises money to place McGrath Breast Care nurses in communities across Australia, as well as increasing breast cancer awareness in young Australian women.
Habitat for Humanity is a not-for-profit organisation providing affordable housing for low-income families in need.
Sydney Swans charity partners
The Cerebral Palsy Alliance helps to raise awareness and enhance the lives of people with cerebral palsy and enable their full participation in the community.
The GO Foundation exists to empower young Indigenous Australians, giving them a brighter future through the benefits of a quality education and mentoring.
The Jodi Lee Foundation's mission is to empower people to take active steps to prevent bowel cancer and live healthy lives.
Redkite is an Australian cancer charity providing essential support to children and young people (0-24 years) with cancer, and the family and support network who care for them.

For further information please contact:
Samantha Baden
Senior External Communications Specialist
QBE Australia
Phone: (02) 9239 7889