Community

STOLaw, part of the Slater and Gordon Group have been helping local businesses and families for 30 years. We combine our unrivalled legal expertise with a commitment to making a difference to our community.

Every year, we contribute to numerous local charities and not-for-profit organisations. We are a major sponsor of the Wishlist Spring Gala Luncheon, Kawana Surf Club, and the STOLaw, part of the Slater and Gordon Group Young Achievers Awards.

In 2011 we started an annual bike event (Quest 100 Charity Ride) to raise money for charities on the coast. In it's inaugural year we raised over $50,000 for Cystic Fibrosis Qld.

As proud locals you will see us at a variety of events doing what we can to help the community we work in. More information on some of these events is outlined below.

For more information on how you can support us click here.

Wishlist Spring Racing Gala 2011

In an impressive display of generosity, 550 of the Sunshine Coast’s most high profile business people raised over $100K for a worthy cause with the support of Samantha Armytage, Damien Leith and a fully charged Justice Crew on Friday, September 16. Click here to read on.

 

Wishlist Spring Racing Gala 2013

On Friday 20th September 2013, the annual Wishlist Spring Gala Luncheon was held at Palmer Coolum Resort, with many Sunshine Coast business people attending. The event raised over $150,000 for Divisional Therapy at the Nambour Hospitals Children's Ward. Natalie Barr and Mark Berretta from Seven Sunrise were the hosts.Actress and television personality Annalise Braakensiek was also in attendance along with Australian hair stylist Joh Bailey.

 

Wishlist Spring Racing Gala 2014

On Friday 19th September 2014, the annual Wishlist Spring Racing Gala was held at The Events Centre, Caloundra. What a fabulous day full of entertainment, auctions and raffle prizes and an after party!  This year the event raised over $162,986 for Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) for the Gastroenterology Service to better diagnose local cancer patients. Hosts for the day included Natalie Barr and Mark Berretta from Seven Sunrise and singer and entertainer Rob Mills performed for the crowd. Photos of the event can be found on our Facebook page.

 

Quest 100 Charity Ride 2011

The inaugural Quest 100 Charity Ride was held over the weekend of the 18 and 19 June 2011 and was the brainchild of Michael Callow, Partner at Schultz Toomey O'Brien Lawyers. The idea started to take shape late in 2010 when Rick Chapman (Go Transit) and Michael participated in the Gympie to Maroochydore leg of a charity ride that stretched from Cairns to Sydney. Scott Gilbertson (who joined us on our ride) and David Bonne raised over $200,000 by cycling 3,000km in 30 days for C2C for Kids. Click here to read on.

 

Student Athlete Awards 2013

This year's 2013 Awards was a great success. In December, the End of Year Presentation was held at Birch Carroll & Coyle Cinemas Maroochydore. The night was great with over 80 students, parents and teachers in attendance. There were nine students who were short-listed for the overall prize and the winner was Isabella Nichols of Coolum State High School. Isabella is an amazing surfer on the coast and has competed in a number of national and international surfing competitions. Isabella won $5,000 to help with her surfing career. The school also received a prize to use for media advertising.

 

Young Achievers Awards 2014

On Monday 24th November we held the annual Young Achievers Awards End of Year Presentation night at the Kawana Surf Life Saving Club. We celebrated and congratulated students who were nominated throughout the year and those who received monthly awards. A huge congratulations to Rubie Orman of Maroochydore State High School who took out the overall end of year award for her humanitarian achievements.

 

Young Achievers Awards 2015

The Schultz Toomey O’Brien, Part of the Slater & Gordon Group Young Achievers Awards are being held again! The awards aim to recognise Sunshine Coast students that are achieving in their chosen field. There are a number of talented and dedicated young people on the Sunshine Coast who are doing wonderful things, whether it be community service, the arts, culture, sport, environment or business. ENTER ONLINE via Sunshine Coast Daily Website.

 

Australia's Biggest Morning Tea 2014, Cancer Council

This year we have registered to be part of Australia's Biggest Morning Tea to help raise funds and support for Cancer Council Australia. We will be holding a staff morning tea on 22nd May to support the cause and raising money as well. If you would like to assist, please donate to http:// qld.cancercouncilfundraisin g.org.au/stolaw. Any donation big or small is greatly appreciated. We are aiming to reach $2000 but more would be fantastic. Thank you in advance for your support!.

 

Run Sunshine Coast May 2014

What a great morning we had at Run Australia Sunshine Coast. Held at Kawana, the event had over 2,000 registrations and raised over $136,570 for the Wishlist Foundation to support child development on the Sunshine Coast. The STO team had over 30 entrants in all three categories: 12km Run, 6km Run and 6km Walk. Well done to all involved and we look forward to participating again next year.

 

Wishlist Row for Cancer August 2015

STOLaw registered a team to compete in the corporate outrigger event at the 10th Annual Wishlist Row for Cancer. Although we didn't make it through to the semi-finals we still had a great day with lots of laughs. It was a fantastic day out on the Cotton Tree river with plenty of individual and team events and raised over $20,000 for cancer care on the Sunshine Coast.

 

Wishlist Spring Racing Gala 2015

On Friday 18th September 2015, the annual Wishlist Spring Racing Gala was held at The Events Centre, Caloundra. What a fabulous day full of entertainment, auctions and raffle prizes and an after party! Hosts for the day included singer and entertainer Rob Mills and actress/TV presenter Sofie Formica. Our special guests for the day were model Rachael Finch and one of Australian's most incredible singers Kate Ceberano. Photos of the event can be found on our Facebook page.

 

$5k School Pay Day

The 2016 awards program will change and as such will see the schools of the Sunshine Coast at the forefront of a new initiative the “Slater and Gordon Lawyers $5k School Pay Day”. The aim of the initiative is for the schools to pitch to us their school project and highlight the reason/s as to why they should be the recipient of the $5000 prize. The competition will run for three terms – term 1, term 2 and term 4.  Entries for the competition will only be accepted from students and staff who are currently enrolled or employed at a school located on the Sunshine Coast.