Making a Difference

Cutting and bending rebar and delivering FRP packages is something we’re passionate about, but by underpinning it with a range of charitable causes we’re even more driven to be the best we can be. 

By leveraging our position and our network, we can send positive ripples out to those that need it most, because everyone needs a helping hand sometimes. 

We believe that every business has the power to make a difference with simple acts of kindness. We do this in a number of different ways – through charitable contribution and donations, and through our director Brian Flannelly’s own not-for-profit organisation, Austral:Ireland.

Supporting Our ‘Why’:
Domestic and Family Violence Protection

The Carrabay mission is one of raising the bar; of standing up and speaking out for others who can’t. We continually support and provide for many family domestic violence organisations and foundations throughout Australia.

Domestic and family violence is insidious, ingrained and widespread, with knock-on effects that destroy families and last for decades.

The statistics are alarming: 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men over the age of fifteen have experienced at least one incident of violence from a partner. Every ten days a woman dies as a result of family violence. In just one year, more than 45,000 children were the subject of child protection actions as a result of proven abuse or neglect.

Carrabay’s Director, Brian Flannelly has his own powerful and confronting story about domestic violence and overcoming the odds stacked against him. Brian is open to speaking engagements – please get in touch for more information or download our Capability Statement to read Brian’s sobering personal story.

Helping Thai Kids with Hands Across The Water

Carrabay’s director Brian first heard about Hands Across The Water through a business coaching group and instantly knew that Carrabay needed to get involved. 

Hands Across The Water is an enterprise that is dedicated to enriching the lives of disadvantaged children and communities in Thailand through creating meaningful shared experiences. This fantastic not-for-profit ensures that 100% of donations go directly to the children in need in Thailand, without one cent spent on admin or overheads. Carrabay supports this charity each year through our fundraising organisation, Austral:Ireland.

Raising the Bar on Giving with Austral:Ireland

Austral:Ireland is a not-for-profit organisation founded by our own Brian Feeney. Brian and the Carrabay fundraising team work to provide better options and choices for people who don’t have those luxuries. The team is currently supporting Hands Across The Water via plans for a 500km, 5 day charity bike ride across Thailand. To date this initiative has raised over $100k for the children of Thailand.

Other Charities We Support

Sydney’s Special Children’s Christmas Party is an amazing charity that we are delighted to donate to annually. We first donated to this amazing cause in celebration of our company’s 3 year anniversary, with a donation to help give 20,000 toys to 5,000 special needs and sick children, giving them a day they will never forget. The best part is that our team had the opportunity to attend the Christmas Party and hand the gifts to the children in person.