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William Buck's Charity Night at GLOW Festival Highlights Community Impact

25-Jun-2024 12:42 | Cassidy Lau (Administrator)

Accountancy firm William Buck, long standing member of the Western Sydney Business Connection, organised a dedicated charity night at Sydney Zoo’s GLOW Festival on the 4th of June. The successful event, attended by children and families from various organisations, including Variety Children's Charity, Ronald McDonald House Charity, WhatAbility, and Sydney Children's Hospital Network, underscored the firm’s dedication to making a positive impact in the community.

John Spencer, Director at William Buck, was delighted about the evening: “We were able to welcome well over 3000 children at no cost to disadvantaged families. When children who are just out of hospital can enjoy an evening like this with their families, that is magical”. He shares the story of one of the visitors, 9-year-old Tommy Adams-Bennett, who is battling Diffuse Intrinsic PontineGlioma (DIPG). As part of the night William Buck donated $10,000 to Run DIPG to help fund research and awareness for this form of cancer. John also praised Sydney Zoo for hosting a spectacular festival that is getting bigger and better every year.


The evening was William Buck’s third charity night at the Sydney Zoo. When asked why the accountancy firm puts so much effort into its charity night John doesn't hesitate:"I was involved in opening the Parramatta office ten years ago and it has always been clear to me that connecting with the community and making a difference is a huge part of our corporate responsibility". He explains that the ethos of giving is not only key to the Parramatta office, but an important part of the firm’s organisational culture. The William Buck Foundation and staff-driven community giving programs have supported and continue to support various charities and causes across Australia and New Zealand.

Interview written by Jacqueline Clements from Westgate Executive Search

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