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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The type of people we help – Pick Me Up Service

Sir Roden & Lady Cutler Foundation drive the seriously or terminally ill, elderly or infirm, all over Sydney, but mainly around the southern/eastern area. We take them, free of charge, to hospitals, medicals clinics, specialist appointments, physiotherapy or any health related appointment when referred by a doctor or social worker, and occasionally to social groups when they are socially isolated. Those who call on our service are either too ill or frail to travel on public transport or require support while undergoing their special treatment. Many, especially the elderly, do not have family support to assist them during these times.

What's involved?

In most situations you would pick up the passenger from their home, most wait outside for their lift, and you would then drop them off outside the doctors or hospital, most people would then make their own way to the rooms or department. In a small number of cases you would be required to assist an elderly person with a walking frame and on a rare occasion lift a wheelchair into the vehicle. If you are taking a passenger home after their appointment, again, they would wait outside for you to collect them.

Costs and reimbursements

You would have the option of using your own vehicle or one of the Charity's vehicles. We have several including one RAV4 and a Tarago. If you choose to use your own vehicle we would reimburse you your petrol costs, a receipt must be provided. All tolls are also reimbursed, but we ask you, if possible, to provide a receipt for auditing purposes.

The Charity gladly gives "out-of-pocket" expenses. This may include buying yourself a cup of coffee or lunch while you wait for a passenger. This is given in cases where you may be "working" for 2-3 hours. The maximum amount we reimburse is $20.00 per "shift".


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2017 Club Grants

 

The Foundation is proud to announce that it has received a record $137,250 in grants from the 2017 Club Grants NSW program.

The amount received will go towards the continuing fleet costs of the Foundations unique “Pick Me Up” service.

The Committee of the Foundation and Lady Cutler would like to thank the following clubs for their generous contribution and support.

Brighton Le-Sands RSL Club
Burwood RSL Club
Canada Bay Club
Canterbury Leagues Club
Canterbury Hurlstone Park RSL
City Tattersalls Club
Club Five Dock
Club York
EBP RSL Club
Granville Diggers Club
North Ryde RSL
Ryde Eastwood Leagues
South Sydney Juniors

Woollahra Council Grant

 

 

The Foundation received a $7,500 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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