The year-long fundraising efforts by Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific has landed the Australian animal shelter organisation, the Animal Welfare League of Queensland (AWLQ), a $50,000 donation.
Wyndham’s philanthropic arm, Wishes by Wyndham, announced the AWLQ would be its ‘signature’ charity in 2014. Since that time, Wyndham has been hosting a year-long calendar of fundraising events.
This week, during his annual company address, the President and Managing Director of Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific and Wyndham Hotel Group South East Asia and Pacific Rim, Barry Robinson, presented the AWLQ’s Fundraising Manager, David Hoskot, with a cheque for $50,000.
“I am extremely proud of the tremendous effort our Wishes by Wyndham volunteers put into this year’s fundraising program,” Mr Robinson said.
“The AWLQ is a much loved Gold Coast-based organisation who undertake vital work rehoming animals in need, as well as educating the public to address this problem at a grassroots level.”
The AWLQ’s David Hoskot said, “AWLQ is thrilled at this very substantial donation and would like to sincerely thank all the dedicated staff and management at Wyndham for their kindness and generosity in supporting our charity over the past year.
“This high level of funding has helped us achieve many positive outcomes for the animals in our care, most importantly the adoption of 7,164 animals from AWLQ rehoming centres in 2014.”
Wyndham’s fundraising efforts included a Trivia Night, the Gold Coast Marathon and an online Pet Pageant.
Staff were also able to make regular salary donations through Wyndham’s Workplace Giving Program.