Being a business with strong roots in the regional centre of Mackay, we value the local community in which we operate and are passionate about
being actively involved in its future success.
We are focused on giving back to the community and we support a number of local charities and organisations.
We are committed to supporting community groups, charities and associations to ensure the places where we operate, where our employees and clients live and those who are in need of a little extra help, benefit from our presence.
McKays Solicitors Charitable Fund
The directors of McKays proudly share the same ethos as the Foundation to “give where you live”.
Each year, the Foundation invests and subsequently distributes interest earned on such funds, to assist community based organisations who support individuals in need or at risk in the Mackay region.
Through this charitable fund, we will be able to maximise our financial contributions to the Mackay community for many years to come.
We hope to inspire other local businesses to follow suit, to increase the positive and longstanding impact that the Foundation can have in our region.
For more information please see the Mackay Community Foundation's website.
Mackay Relay For Life
Cancer is an illness which affects us all, one way or another. We are committed to raising funds to support cancer research through Relay For Life. Since 2007, McKays has fielded a team in the annual overnight Mackay event and contributed to the thousands of dollars raised for cancer research. McKays has been a major supporter and sponsor of Cancer Council Queensland through Relay For Life.
For more information about Relay For Life, visit their website.
The McKays Group has donated to the Cancer Council in lieu of corporate gifts over a number of years. These donations have directly benefited Ellis Lodge, located in South Brisbane. Ellis lodge supports regional Queenslanders by providing free accommodation to regional patients not requiring full-time nursing care or assistance. With the help of these donations, we can help ease the financial hardship members of our regional communities face during their cancer treatments, an already difficult time.
To find out more about Ellis Lodge, visit the website.
Mackay Women’s Centre
For many years McKays has been donating to families impacted by domestic violence by providing women and their children with essential household and personal items as well as assisting with upgrades to their facilities. Each year we provide Christmas gifts and hampers to the Mackay Women's Centre to ensure that children who would otherwise go without, receive a little bit of joy on Christmas Day.
Each year we present the RSPCA Mackay with hampers filled with cat and dog toys, treats and essential supplies as well as a cash donation to allow the centre to buy additional supplies.
Sporting Clubs and Events
We regularly assist sporting clubs and support events in the Mackay region through sponsorship and fundraising. We also encourage participation by our employees in a variety of events including corporate triathlons, team sports and charity fun runs.
Committed to local suppliers
McKays is a committed participant in the local Mackay community. As a business founded in Mackay over 28 years ago, McKays works to invest in and source from local, regional suppliers to support local business.