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Northern NSW : Rescue Spring 2016
Workplace Giving DID YOU KNOW THAT DONATING JUST A FEW DOLLARS FROM YOUR PAY EACH WEEK ENSURES THAT NO ONE WILL EVER PAY TO BE ASSISTED BY THE WESTPAC RESCUE HELICOPTER SERVICE? WORKPLACE GIVING PROGRAMS ARE AN IMPORTANT AND VALUED WAY THAT OUR COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTES. WELL KNOWN AND CHAMPIONED BY OUR MATES IN MINING AND UNIONS, PAYROLL CONTRIBUTIONS OF JUST A COUPLE OF DOLLARS EACH WEEK ARE MADE BY PEOPLE WORKING IN LOCAL COUNCILS, HEALTH, MEDIA, MANUFACTURING, BUSINESS SERVICES AND SMALL BUSINESS, TO NAME JUST A FEW. Meet our Community Liaison Officers Barry Walton 0428 846 720 Hunter Region Adam Tyrrell 0477 225 573 Hunter Region Michael Wilson 0415 452 263 New England North West Rochelle McDonald 0413 558 973 Mudgee Giving back When the Rescue Helicopter assisted an injured Pacific National employee at Mudgee four years ago General Manager, David Mayo, wanted to show the company’s appreciation. In addition to its sponsorship and support of the annual Charity Ball and Wests Cycle Classic events, the company introduced the Service’s Workplace Giving Program which allows employees to make a regular tax-deductible donation from their weekly pay. Community Liaison Officer, Adam Tyrrell, is a regular visitor during rail network shutdown periods which provide a great opportunity to bring staff together for training and corporate updates, and for the Service to present to employees about its work across the region. Pacific National’s Nadine Hughes says employees really value knowing the Rescue Helicopter will be there should they ever need help, particularly in remote areas. ‘Adam’s presentations really resonate with our employees. The majority of our staff are train crew who are often driving through remote locations, and can be based across numerous regional depot sites, where the Rescue Helicopter is the only means of medical assistance,’ Ms Hughes said. Since making the Service its chosen charity Pacific National has donated about $125,000 through its partnerships and the Workplace Giving Program. ‘We are all very proud of our involvement with the Rescue Helicopter and hope we are helping to make a real difference by giving back to our local community.’ (L to R) Workplace Giving Program participants Elle McElhone, Nadine Hughes, Joanne McIntosh, Stacey Rummage and Phil Eagles How to get involved Signing up to the Service’s Workplace Giving program means that each time you’re paid by your employer a nominated amount is automatically made as a tax-deductible donation to the Service. To get involved in this program the first step is to contact a Community Liaison Officer (CLO) in your region. 1. Your CLO will come out and speak with your employees about the program. 2. An employee signs up to the program by completing a simple form and nominating the regular payroll deduction amount. 3. The form goes to the payroll department where the nominated amount is deducted from the employee’s weekly, fortnightly or montly pay. 4.Attheendofthe financial year employees are able to claim a tax deduction for the total amount donated. 15 Rescue Magazine SPRING 2016
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