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Northern NSW : Rescue Winter 2017
Workplace Giving Decades of support recognised at Convatech How to get involved (L-R) ConvaTech NSW Services Manager Jason Purcell with Community Liaison Officer, Adam Tyrrel As a leading total conveyor maintenance solution provider to mine and industrial sites across Australia, ConvaTech has understood the importance of a dedicated aeromedical service for many years. Its recent merger with REMA TIP TOP meant a lot of new faces to introduce to the work of the Rescue Helicopter when Community Liaison Officer, Adam Tyrrell, visited its Warabrook head office in March. General Manager Industry Australia, Craig Philpotts, has been supporting the Service with ConvaTech for almost 28 years. ‘ Thank god we’ve never had to use them, but it’s very rewarding to see the support and help the Service provides to the community,’ he said. ‘ Supporting it is something that’s built into our values as a business. Over the years we’ve come to see the Service as an extension of our family.’ More than a dozen new staff signed up to the payroll deduction scheme at the recent information day, joining their colleagues, several of whom have donated regularly for 15-20-plus years. ‘ The reason so many of our guys have donated from their pay packets each week is because it’s reassuring to know the helicopter will be there if you ever needed it,’ Mr Philpotts said. NSW Services Manager, Jason Purcell, said the fact the Service relies heavily on public support and doesn’t discriminate on who it assists makes the weekly donations rewarding. 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. Signing up to the Rescue Helicopter 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. 01/ Your CLO will come out and speak with your employees about the program. 02 / An employee signs up to the program by completing a simple form and nominating the regular payroll deduction amount. 03 / The form goes to the payroll department where the nominated amount is deducted from the employee’s weekly, monthly or fortnightly pay. 04 / At the end of the financial year, employees are able to claim a tax deduction for the total amount donated. Barry Walton 0428 846 720 Hunter Region Michael Wilson 0415 452 263 New England North West Rochelle McDonald 0413 558 973 Mudgee John Bancroft 0458 668 999 Northern Rivers, Tweed, Tenterfield Shannon Stanton 0438 449 444 Central Coast Jane Wayland 0473 622 326 Coffs Coast, Clarence Adam Tyrrell 0477 225 573 Hunter Region ‘On a personal level, with the work my team does out on site, and knowing the helicopter will get to my guys if they ever need help, is peace of mind,’ he said. 17 Rescue Magazine WINTER 2017
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