We believe in giving back.

Ricky cherishes our longstanding partnerships with the Melanoma Institute Australia, Australian Skin Cancer Foundation and Sydney Children’s Hospital, with a commitment to volunteering our time and raising money for research and development to benefit their extensive goals and commitments to better futures for humankind.

Sydney Children's Hospital Foundation (SCHF)

Supporting SCHF since 1996.

Our flourishing partnership with the Sydney Children’s Hospital Randwick began as a humble donation in the December of 1996. Almost three decades and $250,000 later we continue to support the exceptional work of the Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation.

Each year, we donate to the Foundations greatest area of need, aiding in the purchasing of new equipment ultimately supporting revolutionary technologies. Annually, on the first Friday in December our team and customers gather to raise funds for the SCHF. On this day, our customers place orders to contribute to the sizeable donation we make, helping us support a foundation close to our hearts. Our customers receive a certificate of thanks from the team for you to display proudly.

Melanoma Institute Australia (MIA)

Supporting MIA since 2015.

Each year we donate to the Melanoma Institute Australia; A percentage of sales from a selection of blind and awning fabrics, shade fabrics and marine materials is donated to further their needed research and development of a cure.

The Ricky Richards sun protection fabrics supporting the MIA Initiative include: Bochini Coolshade Docril Binding Docril Colours Docril Designs Docril Nautica Ferroshade Outlook Privacy Outlook Textures Outlook Zero Outlook Designs Outlook Mode Solterior FR

Australian Skin Cancer Foundation (ASCF)

Supporting ASCF since 2021.

The ‘Melanoma Man’, Jay Allen and his team are the extraordinary people behind Australian Skin Cancer Foundation. Their mission is to assist in facilitating one-on-one support along with their Melanoma Mates initiative, education to raise awareness of the importance of early detection and prevention, fund melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer clinical trials and research, and to ultimately drive advocacy for melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers through making skin checks more affordable. We support the ASCF with donations towards Jay’s Mission Melanoma Walk and Skin Check Truck.