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Specialised Geo is not only involved in building and constructions of rockfall protections, but is also actively contributing to organisations that give hope to people with high risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer.
Specialised Geo team recently participated in Bright Pink Lipstick day at work as a way of showing support to the cause being advocated by Pink Hope, Australia’s only charity institution designed to inspire and support women to be proactive and vigilant with their breast and ovarian health while providing a safe haven for high risk women.
Pink lipstick day intended to promote awareness of inherited cancers, specifically breast and ovarian cancer, and inspire women to explore and investigate their health history.
Specialised Geo also made a donation through the charity’s website because the team believes that the money will make a significant contribution to making big changes to the lives of high risk families.
The funds raised by Pink Hope are being used to sustain the provision of unique and tangible resources to this generation’s high risk families so that they don’t become the next generations’ cancer victims.
Giving back to the community is one of Specialised Geo’s advocacies and as long as there are opportunities to make a difference in the lives of people and the community, the team would always be happy to get involved with these causes in its own little way.
With its commitment to give back to the community, Specialised Geo sponsored Race 8 of the Peabody Race Day, a one-day charity event sponsored by Peabody Energy Australia, that which was conducted at the Broadmeadow Racecourse in Newcastle on August 10, 2013.
Peabody Race Day event aimed to support and raise money for Cystic Fibrosis for children. Cystic Fibrosis, abbreviated as CF, is considered the most common, genetically acquired, life-shortening chronic illness affecting young Australians today and Specialised Geo had chosen to sponsor this event in line with the company”s effort to connect with the community in a very special way and allocate its resources to a worthwhile cause.
Aside from the race, one of the highlights of the event was learning about Cystic Fibrosis Australia and what they do. Cystic Fibrosis Australia is an organisation that provides support and services to people with Cystic Fibrosis.
The race day was also a day of fun and relaxation to the Specialised Geo team and its guests that included Mathew Verschelden and partner Rebecca. Mat is Regional Sales Manager of Dywidag Systems International-Newcastle, which is one of Specialised Geo’s suppliers.
The team participated in events like the lucky door prize, best hat and best dressed and silent auction.
The team had a beautiful 3 course meal and champagne while watching the races. The last race saw Rachel, Leigh, Mitch, Danielle and Kellie Puxty attend the champions’ lounge, where they had nibblies and a drink with the owners of the horse.
See some of our fantastic photos taken from the event here: