Built for all: Holcim in the community

14 May 2021

Holcim has recently supported two community organisations from its Tynong Quarry and Albion Park Concrete operations.

 
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Holcim's Ben Appleby and the Garfield North Outdoor Education Centre team.

Tynong Quarry in Victoria was recently contacted by Garfield North Outdoor Education Centre, a school camp attended by more than 400 students with disabilities and their carers annually. The centre needed material for a new path through the camp’s future sensory garden for students in wheelchairs.

“Holcim donated a few loads of Tynong toppings and attended a working bee with other local community organisations, Friends of Mt Cannibal and Cannibal Creek Catchment Landcare Group, to lay the topping and plant groundcover to replace vegetation burnt out during the 2019 bushfires,” said Ben Appleby, Tynong Quarry Manager.

North of Tynong, Albion Park Concrete, NSW was recognised this week at a gala dinner for their support of Hotondo Helping Hands, which raised more than $400,000 for six South Coast charities. The Helping Hands initiative saw Hotondo Homes South Coast and Shellharbour team up to build three new homes in the area, which were auctioned off, with all profits donated to charities.

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NSW Volunteer Rescue Association accepting the donation.

“The bushfires caused so much destruction to our beautiful region. The Helping Hands initiative has been set up to support the charities that supported the community during this difficult time and so when we heard about Hotondo’s plans we were very happy to play our part by donating some Geostone decorative concrete driveways to the projects,” explains Julian Borg, Concrete Area Manager, ACT & Southern NSW.

$75,000 each was presented to the NSW Volunteer Rescue Association, Wildlife Rescue South Coast, Salt Care, Make-A-Wish Australia, Anglicare, and the Shoalhaven City Mayor’s Relief Fund.