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Northern NSW : Rescue Aut 2016
Pedal power 150 mountain bike and riding enthusiasts enjoyed three days of challenging track events during the second Kurri Coalface Pedal Charity Ride from April 1 to 3. The action began with a sunset ride from Kurri’s Station Hotel with riders encouraged to bring along lights for the two-hour dirt-track event, which was followed by a Rotary-hosted function. Mountain and road bike riders came together to tackle the course the following day. The event wrapped up on Sunday with the bush-bashing mountain bike course starting at Pelaw Main oval, featuring four distances to choose from. The Kurri Mongrels Mountain Bike Riders again helped to stage the annual event, which raised $5,000. Generous support was provided by local businesses including Quarry Mining, Loxford Fabrications, Orica, Kurri Station Hotel and Rotary Club of Kurri Kurri. Whitehaven continues to support community asset Recently the Managing Director and CEO of Whitehaven Coal, Paul Flynn, visited the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service. Whitehaven has been a partner of the Service for more than seven years. With a total workforce of about 800 people Whitehaven has quadrupled turnover on the past three or four years to 20 million tonnes. Mr Flynn said that employees chose to support the Rescue Helicopter by contributing a few dollars from their pay packets each week. This contribution is matched generously by Whitehaven, effectively doubling the contribution. ‘ Wh itehaven Coal is very community focused. As a large employer we believe that supporting the Rescue Helicopter is good for the community at large,’ Mr Flynn said. Mr Flynn was recently in Newcastle speaking at the NSW Indigenous Chamber of Commerce 2016 Indigenous Procurement and Economic Development Forum at Wests New Lambton about the company’s Indigenous employment program. Loyal supporter Port Stephens resident Eddie French has been recognised for his outstanding fundraising efforts. Eddie and his wife Gwenda, who passed away from cancer three years ago, began supporting the Service in 2002 through organising meat trays, local raffles and picnic days. During the past 14 years an amazing $81,500 has been donated to the Rescue Helicopter with Eddie continuing his efforts because he believes the Service is an important asset for the community. Eddie French with the Service’s Marketing Manager Chad Griffith Chairman Cliff Marsh OAM, Paul Flynn and GM Richard Jones Riders during the Coalface Pedal Charity Ride 11 Rescue Magazine SUMMER 2016
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