We see our corporate social responsibility as a philanthropic one, whereby we can validly contribute to a wide variety of charities and organisations and assist in disseminating information we feel is important via our online presence. Our participation in charity events is not insincere or opportunistic. It is driven by the awareness, enthusiasm and concerns of our own employees, who are the instigators behind our participation in many charity and community events throughout the year. This participation brings our team of staff closer together and creates a sense of pride that we are able to contribute to a greater good, extending our focus beyond working hard purely for business success.
We have contributed to and participated in Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea, The Perth Relay for Life, Daffodil Day, Cerebral Palsy Awareness Week, Pink Ribbon Day, The Color Run, The Perth Special Children’s Christmas Party and Jeans for Genes Day to name a few.
We are also members of the Paraplegic Benefit Fund (PBF), whose mission it is to reduce the incidence and impact of spinal cord injury. Motive Travel staff members are provided with a PBF membership which means they are financially compensated in the event of a spinal cord injury and their awareness of spinal cord injury is raised via PBF literature.
2013 saw our attention turn to the work of Backpacker Medics whose mission it is to take medical care to those who need it most. We worked closely with Backpacker Medics, becoming one of their main sponsors for their Organised Chaos events and assisting with travel and other requirements where we could. Whilst we’re not as closely involved with them as we used to be, they remain an admired and inspirational organisation and we’re grateful to have some precious photos from one of their missions to Nepal that we contributed to.