Some of Australia’s leading corporate companies have put their voices to a good cause – raising $40,000 for the Sydney Street Choir.
The companies, including PAYCE, AMP, APA, Colin Biggers & Paisley, Macquarie Group, Minter Ellison, PwC and Virgin Australia participated in the Sydney Street Choir Corporate Challenge.
Each company had a one-on-one performance with the street choir before competing in a challenge in Martin Place during National Homelessness Week.
The event, backed by the PAYCE Foundation – the philanthropic arm of leading development and investment company PAYCE, aimed to raise enough money to fund a case worker for the choir.
PAYCE director Dominic Sullivan said the corporate challenge also aimed to foster connections between the Sydney Street Choir and corporate Australia.
The Sydney Street Choir is a singing community formed in 2001 to support people who are homeless and or disadvantaged.
“The corporate challenge was an uplifting experience for everyone involved,” Mr Sullivan said.
“There was some great renditions of some favourite songs from both the corporate choirs and the street choir.”
Mr Sullivan said he was overwhelmed by the generosity of the companies that were involved in the challenge this year.
“The funds raised will be put to good use – helping street choir members manage the issues they are currently facing.”
The PAYCE Foundation has donated $60,000 to assist the Jesuit Refugee Service Australia (JRS) which has been swamped with calls for assistance from refugees and people seeking asylum following the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak.
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