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Raising the roof on charity

posted by Learning Seat | 9th December, 2011 | Category : Inside Learning Seat

Learning Seat partners with Guide Dogs and sponsors Brisbane ACI Conference

For the first time, Learning Seat sponsored at the annual ACI Conference in Brisbane and partnered with Guide Dogs Queensland to appear at our stand.

Held in Brisbane on 20 and 21 October, the ACI Conference is an annual event that addresses issues around how to tackle Compliance, Risk and Governance.

Unable to resist Tom, the guide dog, and a chance to win a big soft toy guide dog, some 128 conference patrons dropped their business cards into our bowl and learned about how Learning Seat can offer them e-learning compliance solutions.

Visitors to our stand also provided us with some 25 hot leads around Australia, which means we will be proactive in catching up with these leads!

Learning Seat donated $5 per card collected, which brought the final figure to $640; and we rounded the donation up to $1,000, which we presented to Guide Dogs Queensland. A special thanks to the organisers and the charming Guide Dog Tom for a great day!

Foxtel Lap

The Melbourne Learning Seat team has once again participated in the Foxtel Lap, Australia’s biggest corporate treadmill and spin bike challenge, held at Birrarung Marr.

For one day in October, participants across the organisation rode on spin bikes over a 10-hour challenge to raise funds for The Murdoch Children’s Research Institute’s Foxtel Lap.

CEO Tim Legge also partook in the cause, but the event was unfortunately rained out with storms before participants could finish. Nevertheless, the day was a great success with Learning Seat contributing an impressive 944.5 laps. With each lap totalling 250m, this means we spun over 236kms and came in 24th place out of a total of 44 companies participating! Go team Learning Seat!

The Learning Seat team raised a total of over $2,500 for the Institute, who is also a valued Learning Seat client.

But guess what? It’s not too late to donate and show your support!

Thanks to everyone who donated toward the great cause!

R U OK day?

On 13 September, Learning Seat participated in RU OK? day, a national day of action to prevent suicide by encouraging Australians to connect with someone they care about. It’s as simple as asking someone, “Are you okay?” The idea is that by doing so, we can help to eliminate problems or alleviate stresses through sharing our concerns.

To get into the positive vibe of the day, team members within the Learning Seat Operations division decked out in yellow and orange, the colours of RU OK? day.

News Digital Media’s cause partner, Lifeline, is also a supporting partner of RU OK? day. Lifeline and News Digital Media are working together to expand Lifeline Online’s information and support services to help more Australians get the emotional support they need.

Being a division of News Digital Media, it is therefore important for Learning Seat to be involved in such a cause.

Movember 2011

It’s moustache season again!

During November each year, thousands of men around the world painstakingly groom, trim and sport various styles of moustaches to assert their creativity. The moustaches may be different and reflective of each individual’s distinctive style, but the cause is the same — to raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and depression in men.

Australia is no different, with donations supporting the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia and beyondblue, the national depression initiative.

Not to be outdone, this year, Learning Seat also had a team of enthusiastic Movember boys, called ‘zzzdev mo’, and included one former Platinum Club member, Chris Milne. The team raised a total of $720; with Chris Milne raising $430, team captain Craig Oliver with $80, and Martin Bonne with $75.

Fantastic job, guys! Thanks also to everyone who donated!

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