Euroz Big Walk for PCH
In March, Civmec participated in the 2019 Euroz Big Walk for the Perth Children’s Hospital (PCH). The Euroz Big Walk is a chance for the community to come together, have fun and raise money for sick kids in hospital. Civmec was proud to support the event, with a St. Patricks Day lucky dip for the kids to enjoy as they undertook the six kilometre adventure walk across the Matagarup Bridge and along the banks of the Swan River. Thank you to the Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation for organising a fantastic event, with proceeds going to help fund the care and treatment of patients at PCH.
Clean Up Australia Day 2019
Employees at our Henderson and Newcastle facilities, and across our projects, participated in ‘Business Clean Up’ in February, cleaning up their local area and contributing to a cleaner environment. Clean Up Australia Day is Australia’s largest community-based environment event, empowering communities, businesses and schools to remove rubbish and clean up our beautiful country.
Christmas is a time for giving and sharing. To support those in our community who need our help, Civmec made a special Christmas donation to the Vinnie's Christmas Appeal and the Women’s Council for Domestic & Family Violence Services (WA) in December.
Vinnie’s Drive-In, Sleep-In 2018
Civmec participated in the 2018 Vinnie’s Drive-In, Sleep-In during October. The Drive-In, Sleep-In helps raise awareness and funds to support people who are experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness. A number of Civmec employees and their families participated in the event, braving the wet conditions and sleeping in their cars for the night, with an impressive $12,495 raised for the cause.
Hosting a morning tea fundraiser across the company, we presented a cheque for $10,000 to the Cancer Council in support of their mission to work with the community to reduce the incidence and impact of cancer.
Our ongoing support of Variety Club has seen us participate in their Christmas appeals and Variety Heart Scholarships program, designed to help special needs children with unique talents to reach their full potential in their chosen fields of sport, the arts or education.
City to Surf
Participating in Chevron’s City to Surf, our people took to the streets of Perth, walking and running to raise funds for Activ, supporting people living with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
CEO Sleepout 2018
In June, our CEO Pat Tallon braved the cold to help the homeless, raising over $16,000 as part of the Vinnie's CEO Sleepout, providing much-needed funds for those around the nation who find themselves homeless. According to St. Vincent de Paul, the $16,000 raised is equivalent to providing 52 individual support programs, 138 beds and 553 meals.
Our commitment to building positive, sustainable relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) people and their communities includes our participation in National Reconciliation Week and NAIDOC Week and our ongoing relationship with the Wirrpanda Foundation, offering free training for Aboriginal job seekers.
Committed to engaging with the local Newcastle community, partnerships initiated include sponsorship of the University of Newcastle Rugby Union Club and working with the Hunter Mountain Bike Association (HMBA), supplying a new shipping container at the finish line of the Awaba Mountain Bike Park as a storage facility for biking and emergency equipment for the HMBA.
Morning Teas for a Cause
Our participation in the International Women’s Day Morning Tea raised funds for the Women’s Council for Domestic & Family Violence Services, and our support of Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea raised funds for the Cancer Council.
Shadforth Financial Group Step Up For MSWA 2018
Continuing our ongoing support of MSWA, our Civmec team took to one of Perth’s tallest buildings, Central Park, to climb the 1,103 steps to the building’s peak, raising much-needed funds for Western Australians living with neurological conditions.
Throughout the year, our projects and staff around Australia participate in fundraising events for a variety of charities, including Movember and R U OK? day.