Men of League Foundation
Established in 2002, the Men of League Foundation assists the men, women and children of the rugby league family through physical, financial and emotional support. The Foundation provides financial support and referrals to those within the rugby league community who are in genuine need and are unable to cover their own costs. Through the Men of League Foundation's extensive volunteer network, the Foundation engages in wellbeing visits to homes, hospitals and aged care providing emotional support and prevent social isolation.
A range of initiatives aimed at reducing the stigma and raising awareness around mental health. This includes a charity ball, beyondblue awareness round, mental health schools program and a number of other initiatives.
The Exodus Foundation
This will involve raising awareness and providing fundraising opportunities for the Exodus Foundation who field the homeless in Ashfield and provide other worthwhile services.
Since 1990, over 290,000 men and women have served our country in the Australian Defence Force. From wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to peacekeeping missions in East Timor and Rwanda, our national heroes have undertaken extraordinary tasks in defence of our nation. But this service to our country can take a toll and some veterans struggle to readjust to a normal life. That's where Soldier On comes in. Soldier On is a national not-for-profit organisation. Our mission is to achieve the best reintegrated generation of serving and ex-serving men and women in Australia's history. To achieve this, Soldier On supports those who have served by focusing on their physical and mental health, their family, their community, and their future. Our Veteran and Family Support Program provides veterans and families with mental health support, employment and education support and reintegration support. These vital support services help veterans and their families overcome any impacts from their service and build successful, happy futures.
Feel the Magic
Wests Tigers provide Feel The Magic with the opportunity to raise awareness and funds through various match day activities. Feel The Magic has developed Australia's largest grief education and support program 'Camp Magic' for children between the ages of 7-17 who have lost a parent, sibling or legal guardian. Their mission is to create environments where children who have experienced grief can be inspired and empowered to succeed in spite of their loss. 'Camp Magic' allows children to meet others in similar situations, which in turn eliminates the isolation that grief can often bring. The program helps build resilience and age appropriate coping strategies the child can implement into their day-to-day lives so they can learn to live with their grief in a healthier and positive way.
This will involve raising awareness and participating in programs run by the PCYC to help educate local children and keep them active. This will involve a Membership element and a strong game day presence.
Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect)
Autism Spectrum Australia is Australia’s largest service provider for people on the autism spectrum. Their specialised, evidence informed schools program is one of the largest in the world, with additional services that include information and advice, diagnostic assessments, behaviour support, parent and family support, and adult programs. Evidence-informed practice and applied research is shared nationwide. Wests Tigers were proud to have launched the club's first Autism Friendly Room at ANZ Stadium in 2018, providing a controlled space for children with autism. This great initiative is active throughout all Wests Tigers home games moving forward — making a great difference to families with children on the autism spectrum.