Together, Steggles , one of Australia's iconic poultry suppliers, and the Sydney Roosters have raised more than $1 million for the Steggles Roosters Charity Nest, which supports four of Australia’s children’s charities.
The Charity Nest was established in 2010 with Steggle, the Rooster’s major sponsor, promising to donate $1,000 for every point that the Roosters win each of their games by until 2013.
The Roosters contribute $250 per point that they win by.
Simon Camilleri, Steggles CEO, congratulated the Roosters on their efforts to help reach the million dollar mark.
“The Steggles Roosters Charity Nest if something we are immensely proud of,” Camilleri said. “Well done to all the boys for the effort they’ve put in this season so far to help reach our million dollar target.”
The funds raised go toward supports four children’s charities: Children’s Health Foundation Queensland; Children’s Cancer institute; Lifestart and d the 2013 Charity of choice The Royal Institute for the Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC).
In addition donating money from the Roosters game, Steggles and the Roosters each donated $1,000 to the charity with the club’s win in the Under 20s Holden Cup.
Roosters captain Anthony Minichiello is proud to have reached the $1 million mark and has his sights set on the future.
“It’s amazing to think that we’ve helped raised more than $1 million fort he Steggles Roosters Charity Nest so far. We hope to keep putting in strong performances so we can keep adding to the tally,” Minichiello says.
Steggles is a proud sponsor of the Roosters team.In business since 1919, Steggles is a nationally known poultry producer. All Steggles chickens are raised in large barns, are grain fed and are 100 percent free from any harmful chemicals.