Giving pays off

COFFS Harbour’s Handybin Waste Services has come to the aid of the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter’s fundraising appeal.

At least 15 employees have signed up to give weekly donations to this life-saving service.

Handybin Waste Services regional manager Lee Beckett said he was immensely proud of Handybin’s workers for volunteering to support the service

“Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter has saved so many lives in our region and our employees are all local people that have a heart for our community,” Mr Beckett said.

“Setting up the payroll deduction system was simple and I believe there are many local businesses in Coffs Harbour that could help out this great, non-profit service by doing the same thing.”

One of Handybin’s employees, Glenn Sticker, said that because the weekly donations were deducted prior to his wage being banked it was a much easier way for him to contribute.

“If local workers donated a couple of dollars a week from their wages they wouldn’t even notice it,” he said.

“Think of it this way; just giving up a cup of coffee or a middy of beer each week and donating that money to the rescue helicopter could help save someone’s life.”

Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter’s fundraising officer Zeke Huish said that by becoming part of the payroll deduction program the workers at Handybin were helping the rescue helicopter achieve its goal of raising the extra $1 million it needed this year.

“Our payroll deduction program is a simple way for individuals and businesses to help the rescue helicopter continue to save lives across the region,” Mr Huish said.

“With the escalating operational costs and demands for our services, these contributions from Handybin’s employees give a real boost to our fundraising drive.”

For more details, contact Zeke Huish on 0431 266 291.



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