Late yesterday afternoon I and many others had the immense privilege of listening to a keynote speech from an amazing bloke named Michael Crossland. I’ve never heard such a motivational, inspiring speech about being mindful and thankful for what we all take for granted living our comfortable lives in Australia. I wouldn’t do Michael’s story justice so best to do yourself a favour and buy his book, Kids Don’t Get Cancer, proceeds of which go to Camp Quality – such a worthy cause.
Michael’s message was emotional and powerful, and one of the things he encouraged us all to do is pay it forward – do something for another human being with no expectation of being paid back.
Last night, MYOB held their Partner Connect Gala Dinner and the most heart warming thing happened. They spontaneously set up a Go Fund Me page for Michael’s charity Frontier Projects which helps children in need from developing nations. By the end of the evening $20,000 had been donated from attendees at the dinner and associated networks.
And then, the most amazing pledge. Both Tim Reed and James Scollay decided to match that donation. And MYOB would match that donation again. This is what community is all about. It makes me proud to be associated with a company that pays it forward, with no expectation of being paid back. This massive 60K donation will do no end of good for Michael’s orphanage in Haiti and sponsor other worthy projects.
Well done to Tim, James and the MYOB team. It was a special moment that I won’t forget any time soon.
Its always great to learn more about MYOB products and upskill, but to be honest, this was far more meaningful. We need to be constantly reminded in this age of technology that our community is more than just our backyard and we can do so much more to help our global neighbours.
As I write this the next morning I’m still in tears! xx
Well done MYOB! Love your work.