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Sydney Roosters swap jerseys and raise further funds
This Saturdayâ€™s clash between the Sydney Roosters and the Cronulla Sharks is all for a good cause with the Roosters and Steggles hosting the game to raise funds for the four childrenâ€™s charities the Steggles Roosters Charity Nest supports.
The match is just one of the key events in this yearâ€™s annual Steggles Charity Nest Week, which is designed to raise awareness for the charities the fund supports.
The Steggles Roosters Charity Nest has already raised more than $80,000 for childrenâ€™s charities this year, with Charity Nest Week expected to raise a further $20,000.
The fund supports four childrenâ€™s charities: Childrenâ€™s Cancer Institute Australia, Lifestart, Royal Childrenâ€™s Hospital Foundation Brisbane, and Special Olympics Australia.
The Roosters v. Sharks match this Saturday night at Sydney Football Stadium will see:
â€¢ Steggles and the Roosters present a donation of $42,000 to the four childrenâ€™s charities
â€¢ Jersey swap! The Sydney Roosters will replace their Steggles playing jersey with a special Steggles Roosters Charity Nest jersey
â€¢ The half time Steggles Chook Raffle will give away a family holiday valued at $4,000. (free tickets available at the gate)
â€¢ Children from the Steggles Roosters Charity Nest will run on with the match ball.
To book tickets visit www.sydneyroosters.com.au
For fans who want to support the Charity Nest but canâ€™t make it to this weekendâ€™s game, Steggles is also donating 30 cents from every specially marked Steggles Family Feast chicken sold during the month of August. The initiative is expected to raise $50,000 for the Steggles Roosters Charity Nest alone.
â€œThe Steggles Charity Nest week is a special week for our business. There is a lot of good energy, both on and off the field, and it would be great to see the Roosters get over the line for the charity match game. We have our charities and a few hundred Steggles staff coming to the game to show their support,â€ said Steggles Brand Manager Celeste Moroney.
Lifestart CEO Suzanne Becker is thrilled with the support the Charity Nest provides: â€œCongratulations once again to the Steggles Charity Nest for being so generous in supporting childrenâ€™s charities, including Lifestart. The Charity Nest is a fantastic and inspiring example to others in our community. Lifestart families really appreciate the Charity Nestâ€™s commitment to assisting families and children living with disability or delay. The Steggles Charity Nestâ€™s generous contribution to Lifestart is enabling us to secure a new early childhood intervention centre in Eastern Sydney. Thank you all so much and good luck with the game against the Sharks.â€
The Steggles Roosters Charity Nest was launched in February 2010 and has raised over $480,000 for Australian childrenâ€™s charities. The unique partnership between Steggles and the Sydney Roosters sees Steggles donate $1000 and the Roosters $250 for every winning point to the Steggles Roosters Charity Nest.Ends
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Launched in 1919 and now owned by poultry company Baiada, Steggles is an iconic Australian brand and one of the most progressive in the poultry industry. Steggles is renowned for quality and innovation, with all Steggles chickens grain-fed, raised in large barns and 100% free of any added hormones or steroids. Steggles employs 4500 Australians and has a proud reputation for upholding traditional, family-oriented values. Steggles is also committed to supporting the wider community and donates money to a range of children-based charities through its specially created fund the Charity Nest. www.steggles.com.auï»¿