The ASX Group and Thomson Reuters Australia (formerly Reuters) joined forces in 1999 to form a Charity Foundation with the objective of helping Australian-based children’s, disability and medical research charities by organising fundraising events in conjunction with the Financial Markets.
The most recent events were the annual Financial Markets Charity Golf Tournament and Gala Dinner held in February 2014 and the Financial Markets Charity Sailing Regatta which took place in October 2013 at Middle Harbour Yacht Club and which raised $1.2 million for 21 charities.
The next sailing regatta will be held on 24 October 2014 with over 50 yachts excpected to compete out of Middle Harbour Yacht Club. The post-regatta beach party will host over 500 guests with live band, raffle and silent auction.
The next golf event will be held 19 and 20 February 2015. A field of 360 Golfers supported by over 200 Corporate sponsors will play over two days and over 800 guests will attend the dinner on Friday night.
To date, the combined funds distributed to a wide range of charities totals just over $24 million.
Funds are raised by holding an annual golf tournament, dinner, auction, art union and a charity sailing regatta.