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At South West Personnel, we love being involved in the local community.
Whether it's participation in local fundraising and sporting events, or lending a helping hand to charities and non-profit groups, we do it with passion.

Check out what we've been up to lately...

 

 

step up for MS

A big shout out to our HR Administrator Amy who is busy training for her 1,103 stair climb this May!

 

Amy and a her team Just One More Step are participating in the Step Up for MS which will take place on Sunday, 1 May 2016 at Perth’s tallest building, Central Park.

 

This unique event raises money to provide support and services to people living with Multiple Sclerosis and other neurological conditions.

 

Quick Facts about MS

·         MS is the most common degenerative neurological condition diagnosed in young adults (people aged 20-40)

·         MS affects the Central Nervous System (brain, spinal cord and optic nerve)

·         MS affects more women than men at a ratio of 3:1

·         MS is not contagious

·         Medications are available to reduce the frequency and severity of relapses in relapsing remitting MS

·         The majority of people diagnosed with MS do not become severely disabled

·         Smoking can increase your risk of MS, and speed up the progression of the condition

·         The most common symptoms of MS are hidden (fatigue, balance, depression, bladder disturbance, sensory, visual)

·         There is no cure for MS yet, but we’re working on it!

 

For more information about the event, go to http://stepupforms.org.au/

 

If you would like to help Amy and her girlfriends raise money for this cause– please follow the link below:

 

http://www.msfundraise.org.au/Step-Up-for-MS/Just+one+more+step

  • step up for MS
South West Personnel Corporate Cup

Well done to the corporate cuppers who got into the Christmas spirit this week!  South West Personnel is proud to support this fun event that runs throughout the summer months.

Special recognition for exceptional costume design goes out to the team from St John of God Hospital, the Staff at BCC and the staff at South West Personnel who came out on top with their amazing but highly impractical outfits for running around a volleyball court.

Head down to Koombana Bay, Bunbury in the start of the New Year at 5.45pm on Wednesdays to soak up the fun of the South West Personnel Corporate Cup.

https://www.facebook.com/Bunbury-Volleyball-Association-Incorporated-432632193453559/?fref=ts

 

 

  • South West Personnel Corporate Cup
  • South West Personnel Corporate Cup
Salvation Army Christmas Appeal

South West Personnel is again proud to participate in the Salvation Army Christmas Appeal by donating food hampers filled with pantry essentials.

Recent research shows that more than one third of Australian households will purchase too much food for Christmas Day.  However, there will also be thousands of Australians that will go without at least one meal on Christmas Day due to financial hardship.  On Christmas Day alone, the Salvation Army expects to celebrate Christmas with at least 8000 people who are facing disadvantage or homelessness.

http://www.salvationarmy.org.au/en/get-involved/Christmas/

  

 

 

 

 

  • Salvation Army Christmas Appeal
RSPCA WA

RSPCA WA is a charity (not a Government agency) that relies on supporter donations to continue their lifesaving work.  Three quarters of their income is derived from donations and bequests.

South West Personnel is again proud to donate to this organisation to assist them in acheiving their Five Freedoms for Animals:

  • Freedom from hunger and thirst
  • Freedom from discomfort
  • Freedom from pain, injury and disease
  • Freedom to express normal behaviour
  • Freedom from fear and distress.
Royal Flying Doctor Service

The Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia (RFDS) is one of the largest and most comprehensive aeromedical organisations in the world. Using the latest in aviation, medical and communications technology, they deliver extensive primary health care and 24-hour emergency service to those who live, work and travel throughout Australia. 

Over the past 12 months, the RFDS (Western Operations) has transported more than 8,600 sick and injured patients, conducted just under 2500 rural and remote clinics, undertook over 6,000 flights and in total flew a staggering 7.9 million kilometres – the equivalent of 10 times to the moon and back!

South West Personnel is always keen to support such essential services by means of donation.

RSPCA Cupcake Day 2015

Well the staff at South West Personnel certainly enjoy getting behind great causes and raising money when they can.  It is even more fun when they can create interesting looking cupcakes and eat them as well!

On Monday 17th August, the staff raised amongst themselves $88.05 to support the RSPCA Cupcake Day.  Money raised goes towards fighting animal cruelty and assists in giving mistreated animals a second chance.

An interesting array of cupcakes were created with our Junior Administration Assistant Jacinta Biddiscombe coming out the winner with a cute little owl cupcake.

A big thank you to our Receptionist Amy Morgan for organising this fundraising event and providing the assortment of decorations and cupcake bases.  I am sure the team will look forward to next year’s event!

  • RSPCA Cupcake Day 2015
  • RSPCA Cupcake Day 2015
  • RSPCA Cupcake Day 2015
Jeans for Genes Day 2015

The staff at South West Personnel rallied together again to support Jeans for Genes Day on Friday 6th August.  $100.00 was raised amongst staff along with staff purchasing badges to support this important cause.

Every dollar raised on the day helps scientists at Children’s Medical Research Institute discover treatments and cures, to give every child the opportunity to live a long and healthy life.

  • Jeans for Genes Day 2015
Foodbank WA

FoodbankWA have recently opened the largest custom-built Foodbank anywhere in Australia creating the infrastructure that will support them to fight hunger and increase food security across WA now and long into the future.

South West Personnel were keen to donate again to assist in the essential work Foodbank WA carries out supporting people in need in our community.

2015 Children's Festival - Circus Quirkus

South West Personnel is again proud to have donated to the annual Children’s Festival – CIRCUS QUIRKUS to be held at the Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre on the 19th August hosted by the Bunbury Police and Community Youth Centre.  This event is organised to give the most disadvantaged children of our area a wonderful day to remember with one of the world’s best performers astounding the kids with acrobatics, clowning, juggling, death-defying stunts and lots of comedy!

Secondly, Circus Quirkus raises valuable funds for PCYC with proceeds assisting Bunbury PCYC to continue local programs targeting youth-at-risk, designed to reduce anti-social and criminal behaviour.

Australia's Biggest Morning Tea

South West Personnel staff rallied together again this year to raise much needed funds for the Cancer Council by holding their 'Australia's Biggest Morning Tea' on the 21st May 2015.

A fantastic spread of food was made by staff with an amount of $255.00 being raised.  Well done Amy Morgan, our amazing receptionist, who pulled it all together!

Australia's Biggest Morning Tea is a chance for Australians to get together and raise money for a great cause.  Money raised is used to fund vital cancer research and support services for those affected by cancer.

If you would like to hold you own morning tea fundraiser you can get more information at:

www.biggestmorningtea.com.au

 

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