We believe strongly in being a part of our community and giving back wherever and whenever we can.
We welcome and encourage our team to give back to our community through charity events and fundraising.
Walshs provide ongoing support to a number of charities in various ways. Our team get involved in charity walks and fun runs throughout the year as well as volunteering time to charities and community groups.
We also have ongoing partnerships with several charitable organisations that we are extremely proud to support both financially and with pro bono financial and tax advice.
Orange Sky Australia
The team at Walshs walked 31km through Lamington National Park on the 8th October 2022 and raised over $14,000 for Orange Sky, a local Brisbane-founded charity who assist homeless people all around Australia. Funds raised go to the provision of laundry, shower and community services to our friends on the street.
In Australia, 1 in 200 people are experiencing homelessness and Walshs Practice are raising funds to help those doing it tough.
Thank you to those who supported our walk! Find out more about Orange Sky Australia by clicking the more info button.
By referring us to your friends and colleagues you will help young Australians with high care needs. As part of our dedication to giving back to our local communities, we have set up a corporate partnership with Brisbane-based, not-for-profit organisation, YoungCare.
Every time one of our existing clients refers us to a friend or colleague, we have pledged a donation to help YoungCare spearhead powerful change for young people with high care needs. Each donation will help YoungCare to provide fully accessible and age-appropriate living spaces, grants for equipment and home modifications and support through a national phone line for young people aged 16 – 65 with high care needs.
Since Walshs’ inception 30 years ago we have made it our priority to help make a difference within our communities and we are happy to support YoungCare’s amazing work.
For more information about Youngcare and their work in the community click the more info button.
We are proud to support and sponsor Small Steps 4 Hannah, an organisation very close to our heart which is committed to halting the cycle of domestic violence in Australia.
We have a close and personal connection to the Brisbane-based charity as Walshs’ Financial Planning Managing Director & Founder Simon Farmer’s family were close friends with Hannah and her three beautiful children.
Following the terrible incident in early 2020, Simon and his family vowed to support the Clarke family and to ensure education and raising awareness goes a long way to preventing this from happening again.
Drawing on his financial background and extensive networks, Simon was instrumental in the establishment of the charity and is now an active Board member.
Walshs’ CEO of Accounting and Taxation, Michael Walsh, also acts as Small Steps 4 Hannah’s Treasurer and a Board member.
Simon and Michael proudly donate their time to support the Board and its initiatives. The Walshs team as a whole also participate in a number of fundraising events and activities to support the charity.
We are proud supporters of Aussie Kidz Charity with ongoing pro bono financial and taxation advice.
Based in Brisbane, Aussie Kidz Charity helps disabled and under-privileged children across Australia live better lives through the provision of equipment and services that they otherwise could not afford to buy.
Aussie Kidz is an innovative charity and distinguishes itself from other charities in three main ways:
- It is completely volunteer based
- It has very low operating costs – with these being predominantly met by the Directors.
- Its aim is to ensure 100% of funds raised go directly to support its clients – the kids.
Aussie Kidz Charity maintains this low overhead model by primarily raising funds via fundraising events and rely heavily on corporate sponsors to donate goods and services.
We are proud to partner with this wonderful organisation and support their annual Charity Event.
Brisbane Basket Brigade supports our local Brisbane community in a very meaningful way by providing food and gifts for people that need a hand, including children, the elderly and the homeless.
This wonderful charity fundraises throughout the year to put together baskets that are delivered to families anonymously close to Christmas.
Each year, Walshs are proud to help pack these gifts in the annual ‘Basket Buddies’ day allowing us participate in a worthwhile event while also enjoying time together in the lead up to the Christmas season.
Walshs proudly support the PFO Foundation with ongoing pro bono financial and taxation advice.
The PFO Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation founded in Australia.
Their aim is to support clinical and genetic research into the medical condition known as PFO or Patent foramen ovale, which is more commonly known as “hole in the heart”. The most common problem associated with a PFO has been a stroke or a temporary neurological event and/or severe migraine headaches . Along with important research, their mission is to increase public and physician awareness by leveraging the strengths of world-class universities, medical centres and clinics to develop next-generation diagnostics, treatments and cures for PFO-related diseases.
The Foundation also encourages the use of publicly available datasets, cutting edge technologies and new translational research approaches like Team Science to propel the field of PFO research and treatment into the 21st century.
We are proud to partner with this foundation and support their mission.
Loud shirt day raises funds for the Hear and Say Centre supporting kids and babies with hearing loss.
This event raises much-needed funds for kids with hearing loss. These funds ensure these young ones get the support they need as early as possible to give them the best chance of minimising the long-term effects of their diagnoses and help them reach their full potential. To read more about this fantastic initiative click the more info button.
All advice on this site is general in nature and does not take into account your personal circumstances. Please do not hesitate to contact one of our adviser accountants or financial planning advisers if you have a query that is specific to your circumstances.
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