Community Support
When we established our firm we made a decision that we would place a big focus on supporting the communities within which we operate. This support takes several different forms; from how we manage client assets (we will only invest in businesses that we deem to be ethical and socially responsible), to having direct involvement in not-for-profit organisations, to providing regular donations to charities.
Here we outline several initiatives that we support:
Several of our client’s parents suffer or have suffered (prior to their death) from Alzheimer’s. AFF founder, Leith Thomas’ own grandmother has been battling the illness for over ten years now and no longer recognises anyone in her family. Finding a cure and a prevention to this terrible illness is a cause very close to our hearts.
Instead of sending our clients Christmas cards each year, we choose to make a Christmas donation to Alzheimer’s Australia on behalf of our firm and all of our clients.
In 2012, Leith and his brother Glenn also competed in an Adventure Race through the Blue Mountains to raise funds for finding a cure. AFF clients, their friends and family generously donated.
Currently only 1 in 30 people in Australia give blood, but 1 in 3 people will need blood in their lifetime. We believe this is very sad, particularly given it costs nothing but a small amount of time to become a blood donor.
We have been active whole of blood and plasma donors for years. We have found that the thought of saving and changing the lives of many people within our community, from those involved in emergencies to those with cancer and other serious illnesses, one of the most satisfying aspects of our lives.
To see a real life story and the positive impact being a blood donor can have on others click here (make sure you get the tissues ready!)
If you are not currently a blood donor, please, “please” consider becoming one. You never know, one day you may be the one relying on the generosity of others.
To make an appointment call the Red Cross Blood Service on 13 14 95 or click here.

Leith joined the NSW RFS in 2008 and has been an active member of the Mt Keira Rural Fire Station ever since. Activities include: increasing community fire awareness and attending incidents ranging from bush fires, to storm damage right through to motor vehicle accidents.
For information on becoming a volunteer in the NSW Rural Fire Service click here.
Please note that membership is not limited to males, the young or even physically able people. There are many varied and non-frontline roles that each play a vital role in achieving the overall objectives of the organisation.

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