New swings for kids

The crew from Wagerup refinery and some children enjoying a ride around the newly installed four-way see-saw.
The crew from Wagerup refinery and some children enjoying a ride around the newly installed four-way see-saw.

The crew from Alcoa’s Wagerup refinery lent their muscles to the play group for the day last week and installed two swings and the see-saw in the play group’s outside play area.

Alcoa donated $1500 which paid for the see-saw and concrete.

Play group treasurer Kylie Young said the support went a long way to improve and upgrade facilities.

‘As safety regulations change we must upgrade our facilities regularly and as play ground equipment can be very expensive, this grant is very welcome,’ she said.

‘The guys are always so willing to come down and lend us a hand with anything that requires a bit more muscle.’

Alcoa made the donation as part of its volunteering initiative ACTION (Alcoans Coming Together in Our Neighbourhoods).

ACTION recognises the team efforts of Alcoa employees who spend a minimum of four hours on a community service project for a local non-profit/non-governmental organisation.

In recognition of the team’s effort, Alcoa makes a contribution of either $1500 or $3000, depending on the size of the team.