• Curiosity killed the cancer

    Col Reynolds OAM used to be a coach driver. One day he was driving past a children’s hospital and spotted two bald children. Little did he know it that at that very moment his life would change. Forev...

  • Col Reynolds OAM used to be a coach driver. One day, 25 years ago, he was driving past a children’s hospital and spotted two bald children. Little did he know it that at that very moment his life would change. Forever.

    Col is a curious man by nature and immediately sought to understand more. So he did what any highly curious person would do in such circumstances. He popped into the hospital to see what these two bald kids were all about. They were undergoing cancer treatment and Col just had to help them, and every other child in the hospital.

    Col says he learned very quickly that childhood cancer is very different to adult cancer, furthermore, childhood cancer is the leading death of children by disease.

    “I also found it very sobering that 950 children in Australia are diagnosed with cancer every year, and at any given time 30,000 children are living with the lasting chronic effects following treatment,” Col says.

    Pretty soon The Kids’ Cancer Project was born – an independent national charity supporting childhood cancer research - and since being established has committed in excess of $36 million in funding to research programs. The Kids’ Cancer Project vision is for 100% survival for children with cancer while eradicating the harmful impacts treatment can bring.

    RAMS Managing Director Jake Bromwich says Col has proven to be a true leader in the charity space and caught the attention of RAMS through his drive, passion and ‘never give up’ attitude. 

    “RAMS’ internal culture is one of ‘family’, after all, since 1995 we have been helping people achieve their dream of home ownership; many of them families. In sharing closely aligned values, The Kids’ Cancer Project and RAMS in partnership just seemed natural.”

    RAMS has pledged financial support for The Kids’ Cancer Project and internally teams are implementing creative fundraising ideas.

    “It’s all for a great cause,” says Jake.

    “I don’t know anyone who has not been impacted by cancer, be it directly or indirectly. Cancer prevention as well as the 100% survival of all cancers is very important, particularly among children. At RAMS we are in a privileged position and very honoured to be able to support The Kids’ Cancer Project.”

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    Raymond A Ram is the RAMbassador for RAMS Financial Group. Raymond works with the RAMS team to bring simple, helpful and expert information on home loans and savings accounts to life with his down to earth and cheeky personality. He enjoys seeing everyday Australians turn their dreams of saving for a goal or getting into a home a reality. 

    Growing up in Goulburn, NSW, Raymond was brought up with good old-fashioned Aussie values of hard work and a fair go. It soon became apparent that Raymond wasn't content for the conventional path of grazing, producing the very best wool, and finding a nice sheep to settle down with. So it wasn't long before his passion for performing and his talent as a likeable larrikin shone through - landing him a few roles such as 'RAMlet'. He was even tipped to play RAM-bo at one point but chose to become star of the small screen instead as RAMbassador for RAMS. He now finds this role so much more rewarding.

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