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One of the most fantastic experiences that we had from the Maccaferri International Technical Workshop in Feltre, Italy was having able to see the Dolomites, which was declared in 2009 as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Dolomites are a group of mountains located in north-eastern Italy and is a part of Southern Limestone Alps. These mountain ranges cover the three provinces of South Tyrol, Trentino and Belluno.




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One of Specialised Geo’s advocacies is to help our community become a better place not only by getting involved in the construction of sturdy infrastructures, but also by fighting cancer, a disease that accounts for 3 out of every 10 registered deaths in Australia in 2010, and making it the leading cause of the total burden of disease and injury in Australia.

Specialised Geo chose to be an active Breakthough Member of Cancer Council NSW in its desire to help support thousands of people touched by cancer and ensure that no one faces cancer alone, and because we know that a monthly donation will make a long way to support cancer research, cancer prevention and patient support through a channel that shares our own values.

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Specialised Geo will be attending Maccaferri’s 3-day International Rockfall Technical Workshop in Belluno, Italy from October 8th to 10th, 2013. The workshop will cover topics on Rockfall protection and natural hazard mitigation and will be attended by around 240 engineering and mining professionals from around the world.

Specialised Geo will be represented by its Chief-Executive-Officer Rachel Metcalf and Managing Director Leigh Henness.

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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.

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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.

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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:

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