"Companies must start justifying their worth to society, with greater emphasis placed on environmental and social impact rather than straight economics."
Dick Dusseldorp, Founder of Lendlease
Action was delighted to benefit from the ‘Lendlease Guvnors Club’ Christmas Charity Ball at which 800 guests attended the stunning Old Billingsgate in London and enjoyed a ‘Mad Hatter Tea Party’ themed evening. The festivities included live music, a casino and even edible table decorations!
Speaking afterwards Lendlease said: “We always like to pick causes that are close to the hearts of the guests at the Ball. Given that Action funds research to help babies and children, we knew it would strike a chord. The charity’s story touched everyone who was at the Ball.”
Monies donated went towards research into a rare genetic illness called neurofibromatosis type two (NF2), which tends to be diagnosed during childhood and early adulthood. People with NF2 develop multiple tumours of the nervous system. Some patients may have as many as 20–30 tumours altogether. Although not cancerous, these tumours can cause distressing symptoms including hearing loss, speech impairment, balance problems and paralysis.
Founded in Sydney in 1958, by Dutch immigrant and innovator Dick Dusseldorp, Lendlease was born out of a vision to create a company that could successfully combine the disciplines of construction, development and investment.
It is now a leading international property and infrastructure group with operations in Australia, Asia, Europe and the Americas. Their vision is to create the best places; places that inspire and enrich the lives of people around the world.
Lendlease has approximately 12,350 employees internationally with headquartered in Sydney, Australia.