Singleton support services receive $12,000 funding boost

Singleton support services receive $12,000 funding boost

Singleton Cancer Appeal, Black Dog Ride and Singleton Neighbourhood Centre are set to benefit from a share of $12,000 thanks to donations from Glencore’s Liddell Coal Operations.

Environment & Community Manager, Ben de Somer said that employees from Liddell Coal Operations raised a total of $12,000.

“This year has been tough for many people. Cost-of-living challenges as well as a rise in mental health awareness means our local support services are needed more than ever,” Ben said.

“These services provide vital support to Singleton locals battling cancer, facing mental health challenges, or experiencing financial hardship.”

“As our Liddell Coal Operation moves into mine closure, many of our employees are transitioning into new jobs or retirement. They wanted to make a lasting contribution to the community who has embraced our operation for the last 100 years.”

Singleton Cancer Appeal is one of the local organisations set to benefit from the additional funding, with employees contributing $4,000 towards their community services program.

Singleton Cancer Appeal spokesperson, Kay Sullivan said the donation will help provide essential services for the Singleton community.

“Through funding donations we’re able to aid four specialised care rooms at the Singleton and District Hospital,” Kay said.

“Generous donations, such as these, help us purchase essential equipment, provide patient wellness areas, and deliver support services to those battling cancer and cancer related illness.”

Black Dog Ride’s mission is to raise awareness of depression and suicide prevention. They achieve this with an annual national one-day ride.

Whilst Singleton Neighbourhood Centre provides community services in the Singleton Local Government Area. They offer support, information and referral services that include emergency relief, financial assistance, advocacy and No Interest Loans.

IMAGE | Singleton Cancer Appeal representative and Liddell Coal Employees

Glencore Australia

Glencore is one of Australia’s largest coal producers with 16 operational mines across New South Wales and Queensland.

Headquartered in Sydney, we are a major Australian employer, with 18,000 people working across industries that include coal, copper, zinc, nickel, oil and agricultural products.

We have a strong safety and environmental performance and play an active role in the development of low emission coal technology.

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