In June 2018, 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.

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.

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.

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