Golden West Automotive presents $26,050 to Pink Angels
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.