Employees in the Community
Roche Children’s Walk
Each year, our employees participate in the global Roche Children's Walk to raise funds to support children at risk. Roche matches dollar to dollar the total amount of money collected through donations to assist sustainable projects that provide opportunities for children and young adults in Malawi, Africa.
Roche affiliates may choose to donate up to 50% of the money raised in their country to a local organisation that benefits vulnerable children in local communities.
Over the last two years Roche employees have raised over $18,000 for Royal Far West. This non-government organisation has been providing health services to children living in rural and remote New South Wales since 1924. Their vision is 'healthy country children'. They achieve this by working in partnership with families and their local health and education providers to complement existing services within the community. The funds raised by Roche employees have been directed specifically to the Royal Far West Telecare program which supports children experiencing speech, language and communication difficulties.
For more information on the Roche Children's Walk, please click here to visit our global website.
Kids In The House
This event supported by Roche Diabetes Care (Roche Diagnostics Australia Pty Limited) is held every three years by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) to raise awareness and funds for Type 1 Diabetes (T1D).
During the last event held in November 2012, 100 Australian children with Type 1 Diabetes and their families arrived at Parliament House in Canberra to ask politicians to remember them and continue to provide government funding for diabetes research.
At Parliament House, Roche Diagnostics staff supported 20 Australian families (named “Team Roche’) affected by Type 1 Diabetes by accompanying them to numerous appointments with Members of Parliament. The families shared their experiences with the condition and made a personal plea for the Government to commit to continuing to provide ongoing funding for the Australian Type 1 Diabetes Clinical Research Network.
Roche Diagnostics Australia has been a strong supporter of JDRF events like Kids In The House for over six years. Australia has one of the highest rates of Type 1 Diabetes in the world. Organisations such as JDRF play a vital role in raising diabetes awareness and funding as well as advancing collaboration between the industry and researchers.
For more information about JDRF, visit http://www.jdrf.org.au