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Northern NSW : Winter 2014 redo
The CFMEU Northern Mining and NSW Energy District has made a special donation of $100,000 highlighting the value of the longstanding relationship with the Service and the mining industry in our regions. This generous donation comes on top of more than $1.5 million dollars which is donated by miners through their individual mines payroll deduction schemes each year. The cheque was presented to Service Chairman, Cliff Marsh, and General Manager, Richard Jones, at a special presentation at East Cessnock Bowling Club. Chairman, Cliff Marsh, said that this was not the first time miners had made a special donation and the Service was again very humbled by this support. CFMEU President, Peter Jordan, said mines are generally much further from hospitals and specialist care. Miners dig-up $100,000 ‘ T he Rescue Helicopter provides a vital aeromedical service assisting patients and getting them to care as quickly as possible,’ he said. Our mining community FOR ALMOST 40 YEARS THE MINING COMMUNITY HAS UNDERSTOOD THE ENORMOUS VALUE OF ITS RELATIONSHIP WITH THE RESCUE HELICOPTER. The NSW Minerals Council has announced the return of the Voice for Mining Family Day for 2014 and 2015 in partnership with the Newcastle Knights to pay tribute to the miners of northern NSW and all the good things mining brings to the region. The Knights have launched a new high-vis replica ‘miners’ jersey which they will wear in the game against the Tigers on 8 June at Hunter Stadium and against the Eels in Sydney. In 2013 the NSW Minerals Council held its first Voice for Mining Day in partnership with the Newcastle Knights and the Rescue Helicopter. Four miners were flown by the Service into Hunter Stadium for the Knights home game against the Melbourne Storm in August. In the crowd were more than 5,000 miners and their families wearing high visibility work wear in support of the mining community. NSW Minerals Council CEO, Stephen Galilee, said that mining had had a tough 18 months but the industry had strong community support, particularly in the Hunter. Miners have been at the forefront of workplace giving, donations and sponsorships from the early days when the helicopters evolved from weekend beach patrol to a community based aeromedical service now supporting more than 1.2 million people across northern NSW. Around 15,000 miners and their families live and work in the region. If you want to find out more or show your support for NSW miners go to voiceformining.com.au. Voice for Mining Day returns “We want to encourage more people to make their voices heard in support of local mining workers, to show that local mining jobs really matter to the Hunter,” he said. 6 Rescue Magazine WINTER 2014
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