Mr William O'Dwyer
Managing Director of the Ralan Group
www.ralan.com.au

Mr Jack Cowin

Marcus C. Blackmore AM
Chairman - Blackmore’s LTD
www.blackmores.com.au

Mrs Roslyn Packer AO

Judy Maccioni

Mr Alan Cardy
Cardy & Company Pty Ltd

Mrs Caroline Blackmore

Roslynne Bracher

Mr Joseph Chou

Liangrove Foundation

Mr Robert Mostyn

Dick & Pip Smith Foundation

Mr Clive Goodwin

Mr Craig Garvin

Clubs NSW

The Glendonbrook Foundation

Mrs Lesley Austin

Lady Cutler Principal Advisor

Mr Alan Jones AO

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Our Objectives

To relieve persons in Australia who are in necessitous circumstances.

To relieve persons in necessitous circumstances who are unable to attend to their necessities of life without transport assistance, including the infirm, the aged, the incapacitated, the disabled, the intellectually impaired and the delinquent.

To provide to persons who, by reason of their infirmity, age or disability are immobilised, transport to hospital, medical practitioner, social workers or to other venues to obtain the necessities of life.

For the public benefit, to provide to persons or organisations providing to persons in Australia direct relief in cases of disability, distress, helplessness, misfortune, poverty, sickness and suffering.

Our Vision

To help when there is no one else who can.

Our Mission

"To provide needy Australians and their carers with the transport and financial support necessary to maintain and enhance their quality of life"

Our Values

Responsive Ensure the transport/mobility needs of elderly and disabled are being supported and met in a timely manner.

Caring All people that we interact with or provide a service to will be treated with respect, patience and courtesy.

Independence The opportunity for people to remain within their home and local community and benefit from the services that local networks can bring.

Volunteering Promote and recognise giving and community service and interaction through, sharing and co-operation between residents living and operating within our community.

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Sir Roden Cutler
Sir Roden Cutler  1916 – 2002
VC AK KCMG KCVO CBE


Sir Arthur Roden Cutler, VC, AK, KCMG, KCVO, CBE (24 May 1916 – 22 February 2002) was an Australian diplomat, the longest serving Governor of New South Wales and a recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest award for gallantry "in the face of the enemy" that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth armed forces. (read more)

Our History: how the Foundation evolved

Sir Roden & Lady Cutler Foundation had its genesis in 1999, when the Kings Cross Rotary Club created the 'Home and Away' project after identifying a need in the local community to help stranded and at-risk youth who found themselves, for a range of reasons, unable to get safely home at night.

The support offered by this project greatly assisted the local community in a number of ways, including by relieving the social welfare burden on local police. The Home and Away project expanded into daylight hours when it became apparent that the elderly could also greatly benefit from outside assistance to travel to and from medical appointments.

By the end of 2000, Rotary members had completed over 1500 trips, escorting the infirm and seriously ill to their vital medical appointments. In one case, a local doctor, who was also a Rotarian, arranged a lift home for one of his elderly patients following an appointment. A previous street assault had left her afraid to go home alone. This type of personal commitment and compassion is typical ofso many of our volunteers who make the charity what it is today.

In 2001, the demand from doctors, hospitals and aged care facilities for our services had climbed so high that it became necessary to establish a formal structure around the programme by appointing a Patron and Board. It was renamed Club St Christopher, after the patron saint of travelers, and the reinvigorated organisation took its first steps to carry on its vital work.
Lady Cutler became involved as an advisor to Club St Christopher in 2002 and generously allowed the name of her late husband to be used as a tribute. In 2009 The charity changed its name to the Sir Roden & Lady Cutler Foundation to reflect the involvment of Lady Cutler with the charity. Sir Roden Cutler was a Victoria Cross recipient and the 32nd Governor of NSW – the longest serving in the State's history.

Advisors
Our principal advisor is Lady Cutler.

Patrons
Our patron is Alan Jones AO.

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2016 Club Grants

 

The Foundation is proud to announce that it has received over $100,000 in grants from the 2016 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
Bexley RSL
Burwood RSL Club
Canada Bay Club
Canterbury Leagues Club
City of Sydney RSL
Earlwood Bardwell Park RSL Club
Kingsgrove RSL Club
North Ryde RSL Club
Paddington RSL Club
Ryde Eastwood Leagues Club
South Sydney Juniors Rugby League Club
West Ashfield 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.

 


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