Helping Hand

Helping those who help others brings special joy to the Melbourne AE Smith team sponsoring the 2012 Baptcare Golf Day

20 Apr 2012

AE Smith was delighted to again help its aged care customer raise more than $25k to go towards Baptcare Sanctuary which provides supported transitional accommodation for male asylum seekers living lawfully in the community awaiting the outcome of their Protection visa application.

Baptcare Sanctuary was recognised as an international model of best-practice for humane approaches to housing immigrants and asylum seekers in Australia, and as a result, has been used as an example in the reform of the United States’ detention and housing model for asylum seekers.

“Baptcare’s position and response to asylum seekers is driven by values that acknowledge the inherent dignity and equality of all people regardless of their circumstances, the equality of opportunity and consistency of outcome for all, and consistency between word and deed,” said Mary Quirk, Baptcare Bequest Officer and Golf Day organiser.

“Thank you to Peter McCarthy and his Melbourne team for AE Smith’s fantastic support of Baptcare and this very important fundraising event,” added Mary.

To learn more about Baptcare and the amazing work they do in our community, please visit