Aus­tralian Mu­ni­tions help­ing com­mu­nity

Yarrawonga Chronicle - - Front Page - BY ROBERT MUIR

Aus­tralian Mu­ni­tions (Thales Aus­tralia) Mul­wala’s fo­cus on safety and help­ing the lo­cal com­mu­nity was ev­i­dent again re­cently at Tun­za­fun.

Mul­wala’s ex­cit­ing amuse­ment park was the venue cho­sen for the mu­ni­tions com­pany’s Gen­eral Man­ager Trevor Gunn to hand out cheques to­talling $4,000 to Pal­lia­tive Care and Friends in Com­mon (both re­ceiv­ing $1250) and $1500 to Tun­za­fun.

“Our com­pany’s fo­cus for the com­mu­nity is ed­u­ca­tion, health and com­mu­nity ser­vices,” Mr Gunn said. “These cheques are on be­half of all our em­ploy­ees. We re­cently handed out cheques to four lo­cal schools for ed­u­ca­tion.

“The com­mu­nity ser­vice of Tun­za­fun is fan­tas­tic. It’s en­ter­tain­ing, es­pe­cially for the kids. Pal­lia­tive Care is help­ing peo­ple; staff and vol­un­teers do an amaz­ing job get­ting peo­ple across the line. Friends in Com­mon do so much help­ing peo­ple with cancer.”

Pal­lia­tive Care’s co-or­di­na­tors Eileen Thorp and Chris Doyle said the cheque would be enor­mous help in stay­ing abreast of ed­u­ca­tion that’s re­quired in the field and as­sist­ing their pa­tients. “Please thank your em­ploy­ees for us,” Chris and Eileen told Mr Gunn.

Those words of thanks and ap­pre­ci­a­tion were also ex­pressed by Tun­za­fun Man­ager Phil Bott and Friends in Com­mon Pres­i­dent He­len Glasheen.

He­len men­tioned the con­sid­er­able travel to Al­bury and Mel­bourne for treat­ment of peo­ple with cancer.

“We sup­port peo­ple through var­i­ous fundrais­ing ef­forts to pro­vide fuel vouch­ers to do that travel and sup­port the costs for ac­com­mo­da­tion. So this money is very help­ful,” the pres­i­dent said.

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