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Northern NSW : Winter 2012 redo
Spot the Rescue Helicopter The eyes have it Empowering kids, literally In 2010 Maddison Safety began working with the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service on a fundraising initiative that aimed at keeping workers eyes protected while raising funds for the Service. Maddison Safety is a leading supplier and manufacturer of personal protection equipment (PPE) and mining safety products to the mining and industrial sectors. Whilst its major market is in the Hunter in the past five years its customer base has expanded across Australia and recently began exporting into Russia. The Tsunami Safety Spectacles are branded with the Rescue Helicopter logo. The glasses have increased in popularity because 50 cents from every pair is donated to the Rescue Helicopter. Since the program began more than $32,000 has been raised and donated. A couple of years ago, Service General Manager, Richard Jones, sent a challenge to staff interested in helping him support the purchase of new books for children and families living in disadvantaged circumstances. Recently they were joined by Paul Gallimore from GPP Consulting and have rasied almost $800 toward Books in Homes. Books in Homes aims to promote the love of reading and works to improve literacy skills. To find out more please visit www.booksinhomesaustralia.com.au In 2001, the Rescue Helicopter adopted a logo that has become one of the most well-known images in our community. The trade- mark yellow and Westpac red logo has been used on clothing, safety glasses, cars, barbecues, bikes and posters. Recently, one of our team spotted this mural on a wall near Newcastle Region Museum -- thank you for allowing us to be part of this community. Our photo shows Richard and Paul with the Rescue Helicopter's Justine Orton, Annette Watson and Karen Cooper with teachers and students from St Dominic's School for hearing impaired in Mayfield (Newcastle). Employees at Maddison Safety model the Tsunami Safety Specs. Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service - Rescue Winter 2012 Page 19