In November 2015, Castle Towers partnered with Women’s Community Shelters (WCS) to support the inception of an ambitious new crisis accommodation project, ‘The Sanctuary’ women’s refuge in Castle Hill.
With the donation of a three-year lease (renewed for a further three years in 2018), for a QIC-owned site in Castle Hill, including use of a six-bedroom property on the land, Castle Towers provided WCS the start required to progress plans for emergency accommodation for women and children in Sydney’s north-west suburbs.
Castle Towers also provided WCS with a building contractor and project consultant services through the Centre’s contractor, Construction Control, to assist with the full renovation of the property at no charge.
The purpose-built facility provides wheelchair access, access to case workers and specialised child support workers, and a state-of-the-art CCTV system and duress alarm, as well as 24/7 on-site support.
Hills Relay For Life
Relay For Life is a fun overnight run or walk that's intended to raise vital funds for the Cancer Council in support of their ongoing research, prevention and support services.
The Castle Hill relay is held annually in May at Castle Hill Showground with multiple fundraising initiatives also conducted throughout the year.
Castle Towers supports Hills Relay For Life by offering community gift wrapping for events such as Mother’s Day and Christmas, with all donations supporting The Cancer Council.
Education Week is a state-wide, annual event, held during the first week of August, to celebrate NSW public education.
Performances from local schools across the Hills District take place at Castle Towers during the course of the week, with the Centre providing all setup services, equipment and event MCs.
Hills Football Association
Not for profit organisation Hills Football Incorporated is responsible for the management and delivery of amateur football competitions across the Hills District.
The association includes 22 member clubs and 11,400 participants that range from ages five to 45, and include both men and women.
Castle Towers is a major sponsor of the Hills Football Association, partnering with the group to provide football clinics in-centre during the January School Holidays.
Christmas In The Hills
Christmas in the Hills at Bella Vista Farm is an annual community carols event, featuring food stalls, rides and fireworks.
All profits from the event are donated to charities including Foster Care Angels, Learning Links, and Hills Community Aid.
Castle Towers is a gold sponsor.