Dimension Data’ s Big Top Ball – big fun & funds

Published on 15 April 2014

Saturday 5th April saw Dimension Data and the IT industry of the ACT, raise over $35,000 for Hands Across Canberra (HAC).

Pete Murray and the Dimension Data Heads, Hearts and Hands Committee needed little encouragement to work with Hands Across Canberra. Already Dimension Data has its national and international charity partners, and supports local activities, but everyone at the ACT Branch seems to want to do more good things in our community.

Dimension Data is the first major IT company to sign up as a major corporate partner for Hands Across Canberra. Pete Murray’s leadership in this endeavour is recognised and celebrated.

“HAC held its annual luncheon in November last year to celebrate its official charity status and Dimension Data committed as a Premium Partner to raise $50,000 (click here to find out more). This, in turn, got us an interview on the local ABC radio station and started an amazing journey where the cultural heart of our business is being made visible on a broad scale,” Pete Murray, ACT Branch Manager of Dimension Data said.

One of the recipients of the funds raised from the ball will be a new facility called an “Intel Clubhouse”. This falls under a global program started by Intel to provide a facility for disadvantaged children to get exposure to IT. Dimension Data is designing and building this facility, in addition to helping to source free equipment. We will then mentor these children – so that we are actually using what we do for a living to help the community.

The live entertainment for the night was Dimension Data’s very own band from New South Wales with Paul Havard as DJ – a huge thanks to Des and the team for a superb performance. So the entire fun element of the evening was a Dimension Data cultural injection into the local community.

Alex Sloan on 666 ABC Canberra radio on Monday made mention of the ball, commenting that it was great to see a corporate getting involved in philanthropy.

An awesome night was had by all – fun and fundraising and galvanising the industry to our local community!

Thanks to everyone who helped organise the event!