The Cutting Edge Group has been nominated for the Corporate Volunteering Award for their work with YoungCare, a charity committed to raising awareness of and providing assistance for young Australians living in aged care.
The Cutting Edge Group offers a full service communications business renowned for its world-class post-production capabilities. They have studios in Brisbane, Gold Coast, and Sydney, and have approximately 130 creatives.
Their inspiring story started with a simple concept of a mate helping a mate, which was a personal drive to tackle big, broad social problems. Cutting Edge provided YoungCare with the office space, resources, administration, and support needed to get started.
That was 12 years ago. Today they continue to help YoungCare by engaging their creative talent to help tell stories, and have an emotional impact through their brand and video to gain support for their work. They have helped them with hundreds of pieces of creatives.
YoungCare is committed to driving change and developing practical alternatives to aged care. Through their building program, they are currently creating vibrant, modern living spaces where young people can live young and independent lives, and at the same time receive appropriate and dignified care.
They also aim to develop viable and replicable models to solve the problem on a larger scale and give young people with high care needs the choice in care and accommodation they deserve.
Cutting Edge has also provided creative support to around 50 other non-profits a year. They fit this in around their paid clients. It is a significant difference they are making to advance so many impactful causes.
CEO of Volunteering Queensland, Mara Basanovic, said the Volunteering Awards acknowledge the extraordinary and valuable work done every day by hundreds of thousands of volunteers across the state.
“These prestigious awards highlight and pay tribute to the caring individuals who inspire and epitomise the spirit of volunteerism through their compassion, commitment and hard work. The positive impact they contribute strengthens and connects their communities.”
“The awards also promote the enormous value and vital contribution of volunteering to the economic, social, cultural and environmental well-being of Queensland.”
Award recipients will be announced during National Volunteer Week, which runs from 8 - 14 May 2017.