Supporting a ‘soup-er’ cause

Charity Support worker Dhillon, residents David and Lee and manager Sheree with Alcoa employees Chris Hind, Mark Ellis, Troy Salter and Lance Boucaut at Midway Community Care.
Charity Support worker Dhillon, residents David and Lee and manager Sheree with Alcoa employees Chris Hind, Mark Ellis, Troy Salter and Lance Boucaut at Midway Community Care.

The Times hopes the business community will get behind its Community Christmas by taking part in a charity campaign with part proceeds going to the Mandurah Soup Kitchen.

The soup kitchen, which caters to about 80 people a day, has plenty of food but little money for operating costs

Over the past few weeks, Alcoa crews have been getting out in the community and participating in a wide variety of activities during the company’s Global Month of Service. The Pinjarra Refinery has taken on spring cleaning the outside of six of Midway Community Care’s group homes.

The crews have high- pressure cleaned paved areas, mulched gardens, pulled out weeds and cleaned windows.

‘During 2012’s Month of Service activities, crews established raised vegetable gardens and built chook pens in a number of the group homes, so this year’s efforts were a continuation of what our crews started last year,’ community relations officer Tanya Beechey said.

‘Not only are our employees’ efforts greatly appreciated by the community organisations we are working with, the crews also get a lot out of it.’

Midway Community Care is one of 16 community organisations to benefit from this year’s Alcoa Month of Service.

The Mandurah Coastal Times will run a special campaign featuring the soup kitchen, giving businesses the chance to take part in a unique community-based project and promote their Christmas bargains and sales. In coming weeks, the Times will feature stories on the kitchen and the businesses that have signed up to the campaign.

Call sales manager Cindy Watts on 9583 1041 or 0413 444 017.