Golden West Au­to­mo­tive presents $26,050 to Pink An­gels

Dubbo Photo News - - Weekender - By DARCEE NIXON

Pic­tured here are Inenco In­dus­trial So­lu­tions Mar­ket­ing Gen­eral Man­ager Leanne Hey­wood, CBC Dubbo Branch Man­ager Chris An­der­son, Mac­quarie Group CWA Pres­i­dent Karen Mchale, Won­gar­bon CWA Branch Pres­i­dent and Mac­quarie Group CWA Im­me­di­ate Past Pres­i­dent Ma­jorie Blatch, Mac­quarie Group Rep­re­sen­ta­tive to the State Ex­ec­u­tive CWA Wendy Mor­ris, and Dubbo Branch CWA Sec­re­tary Mar­ion An­der­son. More info: www.cwaofnsw.org.au/ drough­taid.html GOLDEN West Au­to­mo­tive Dealer Prin­ci­pal Danny Rus­sell and his team were very proud to present the Pink An­gels with a $26,050 cheque as the re­sult of the deal­er­ship’s sec­ond an­nual fundrais­ing week for the char­ity.

Their first cam­paign last year was tremen­dously suc­cess­ful, rais­ing $18,518 – al­most dou­ble their $10,000 goal!

This year, Golden West Au­to­mo­tive and the Pink An­gels put the chal­lenge out to the Dubbo com­mu­nity to help them raise $25,000. Once again, the gen­eros­ity of our re­gion sur­passed that goal!

Golden West Au­to­mo­tive would like to ex­tend their thanks to the com­mu­nity and staff for once again sup­port­ing such a great ini­tia­tive. The Pink An­gels would also like to ex­press their grat­i­tude to Golden West Au­to­mo­tive's Dealer Prin­ci­pal Danny Rus­sell and Di­rec­tor Michael Adams for their tremen­dous sup­port over the past two years.

All money raised will be used to ex­pand the ser­vices avail­able to the pa­tients that the Pink An­gels serve. WE are all VERY sim­i­lar at the ge­netic level. We share 99.9 per cent of our DNA with ev­ery other per­son on the planet. When we mix with oth­ers we soon come to see how sim­i­lar we are, whereas when we re­main sep­a­rate – when we seg­re­gate – we can find our­selves fo­cussing on the sur­face dif­fer­ences.

When we in­ter­act with oth­ers in an open-minded way we no­tice two things:

Firstly, that in mat­ters of de­sires, fears, dreams and life goals we are pretty much the same;

Sec­ondly, that those su­per­fi­cial dif­fer­ences can be won­der­ful, em­pow­er­ing, ex­cit­ing – think ex­otic flavours, sounds, fash­ions, ideas, that can spice up our lives.

When we mix with oth­ers, com­ing to un­der­stand ‘them’ can lead to a deeper un­der­stand­ing of our­selves. At the same time, we can be en­riched by fresh ways to en­joy food, mu­sic, leisure. Life.

So why do so many peo­ple want to seg­re­gate them­selves from ‘oth­ers’?

We are de­signed to be wary of dif­fer­ence – it’s a sort of evo­lu­tion­ary de­fence. In times past, strangers of­ten WERE danger­ous. Now we live in a con­nected, multi eth­nic, multi-cul­tural, multi ev­ery­thing world in which, re­mem­ber, 99.9 per cent of the in­hab­i­tants are much like us. They want to be treated nicely and with re­spect. Just like us. Re­mem­ber the old say­ing “Treat oth­ers the way you want to be treated.

“Treat each other nice to­day – you will earn re­spect that way.”

De­seg­re­gate for a safer, fairer, fun­ner world.

Viva la dif­fer­ence.

z In this se­ries of ar­ti­cles, Dubbo-based ik­i­fit founder Kim Macrae writes about ideas and ac­tiv­i­ties that can help brighten our own lives and the lives of those around us. Each ar­ti­cle is based around one of the words in the iki song “Ev­ery Sin­gle Day”. The core be­lief is that the key to liv­ing pro­duc­tive and re­ward­ing lives is choos­ing – and prac­tis­ing – be­hav­iours that lead to pos­i­tive, life-af­firm­ing out­comes for our­selves, our fam­i­lies and our com­mu­ni­ties.

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