Funds for the kids
EMPLOYEES at Glencore’s Rolleston Open Cut mine are hoping to raise thousands of dollars when they hold their annual Camp Quality auction on Monday, December 3.
Rolleston Open Cut superintendent Des Morris said so far the site had raised more than $150,000 over 10 years for Camp Quality through annual fundraising auction nights, with $20,000 raised at last year’s event.
He said prizes this year included fishing rods, gift vouchers, tool boxes and plenty of other goods from local suppliers, with between 50 and 100 people expected to attend.
The night starts at 7pm and is open to employees of the mine so they can fundraise for Camp Quality and its work with children affected by cancer and their families.
Mr Morris said the night was about “putting a smile on the little tackers’ dials”.
He said employees had “big hearts and big pockets when it comes to this”.
This year, the mine south-east of Emerald is also dedicating one of its Caterpillar haul trucks.
The tray of the mine’s latest addition to the fleet, a DT Hi-Load body being trialled on a Cat 789 truck, has been brightly painted to increase support and awareness of Camp Quality.
“We thought painting the truck would provide a daily reminder to our workforce of the great work Camp Quality does for children impacted by cancer and their families,” he said.
“Our mine management have also agreed to donate $1 to Camp Quality from every load carried by the truck over the next 12 months, which will add $15,000 to this year’s fundraising.
Camp Quality CEO, Kylea Tink, said community support was essential to continuing the work of the organisation.
“Through our fundraising, we aim to be there for children and their families from the first experience of cancer through every stage which means that in any given year we can be trying to reach and support somewhere around 80,000 children.”
People wanting to donate online can do so at: fundraise.campquality.org. au/fundraisers/jeremy duncan/camp-qualityauction-----rolleston-coal-3december-2018.
AUCTION: Glencore’s Camp Quality Auction is taking place to raise more funds for the children’s cancer charity.