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Northern NSW : Rescue Spring 2017
Orica has extended its partnership until 2020. The leading Australian mining services company has a well-established community development program that focuses on the pillars of education, community health and well-being, and environment. Support from Orica comes from head office as well as management and employees across the Hunter. Orica’s Coal Australia Vice-President, Jason Economidis said he is proud this partnership helps to ensure such a vital service can continue its life-saving work. “It’s a natural fit, as our operations and employees are located throughout the same region covered by the Rescue Helicopter,” he said. Orica’s employees have long contributed through payroll deduction within their “Dare to Share” community program, and employees are encouraged to participate in fundraising events. Michael Curtis accepted the eight-day, Ride for the Chopper challenge, leaving from Woolgoolga and finishing in Tamworth. Speaking at an Orica forum in July, the Service’s CEO Richard Jones emphasised the critical support of corporate partners. “Orica’s logo has sat proudly on the tail of our aircraft in the Hunter Region for the past three years and we’re delighted this will continue – it’s a terrific partnership,” said Richard. In 1985, the Northern Co-operative Meat Company (NCMC) started its long association with the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter. NCMC General Manager at the time, Keith Gooley, was approached by the Service, which was in critical need of support, to help ensure its fledgling operations could continue to support the community. The NCMC Board responded quickly becoming a major sponsor while also encouraging its staff to consider regular payroll deductions. For the past three decades NCMC employees have continued to donate and have collectively raised more than $1million in addition to annual contributions from the company. Chairman John Seccombe recently renewed NCMC’s sponsorship, knowing the support will directly assist the Lismore-based Service. Service CEO Richard Jones said the ongoing commitment was valued. “ Our Lismore-based operations are incredibly fortunate to have such a longstanding partnership with NCMC.” “ Its pledge to the Service is very humbling and we sincerely thank everyone for more than 30 years of unwavering support,” said Richard. Partnership renewals Orica NCMC Sponsor since 1985 Service CEO Richard Johns with NCMC Chairman John Seccombe 16 Rescue Magazine SPRING 2017
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