Aque­ous staff ‘eco-war­riors’

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

STAFF at a Port Dou­glas re­sort have earned ecow­ar­rior sta­tus with their ef­forts to re­cy­cle and pro­tect the en­vi­ron­ment.

Aque­ous on Port won the cor­po­rate and so­cial re­spon­si­bil­ity Prop­erty of the Year at the Mantra Group’s An­nual Awards. The na­tional award is con­tested by more than 100 Mantra ho­tels across Aus­tralia.

The staff also im­pressed with their char­i­ta­ble sides by fundrais­ing for the Red Cross, do­nat­ing win­ter wool­lies and col­lect­ing goods for the Sal­va­tion Army Christ- mas Giv­ing ap­peal.

Aque­ous on Port man­ager Jodie Mid­son said most staff mem­bers put in vol­un­teer­ing hours out­side of their work com­mit­ments.

“Within our re­sort it’s quite easy be­cause we’re lucky to have a very en­thu­si­as­tic team,” she said. “The team re­ally want to take part by do­ing some­thing for char­ity or the en­vi­ron­ment.

“There are only nine of us so to ac­tu­ally have re­ceived the award and achieved so much as a small team is some­thing to be proud of.”

Ms Mid­son, who re­cently faced her fears to do a bungy jump as part of a char­ity fundraiser, re­ceived per­sonal recog­ni­tion.

She was awarded Re­gional Gen­eral Man­ager of the Year, beat­ing out man­agers from around the coun­try - in­clud­ing 16 prop­er­ties in Far North Queens­land.

“We have a good strong team and we’re tick­ing off all the boxes and punch­ing above our weight,” she said.

The Aque­ous team are now pre­par­ing to get their hands dirty at the Great North­ern Clean Up in Septem­ber.

Photo by MAR­TINE COT­TON

Top hon­our: Aque­ous on Port man­ager Jodie Mid­son

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