Port of Brisbane Pty Ltd is proud to announce a donation of $30,000 to Drought Angels, the Port’s employee-nominated charity for 2018/19.
A team of 15 Port of Brisbane employees have travelled to Chinchilla to meet with Drought Angels staff, as well as drought affected families, delivering the donation cheque and a load of non-perishables donated by employees.
“Every year the wonderful team of employees at the Port of Brisbane support a charity, and I couldn’t think of a more worthy group for 2019 than Drought Angels,” Port CEO Roy Cummins said.
“The Port of Brisbane works with the farmers and logistics companies from across regional Queensland every day, working together to export goods to overseas markets. We know they’ve been doing it tough, which is why its timely we lend a hand through this donation.
“I’d like to pay tribute to the staff of Port of Brisbane who have run fundraising events and dipped into their own pockets to support this initiative.
“We also know that the best way Queenslanders can support regional economies is to visit them and spend money there, which is exactly what this visit will achieve.”
Drought Angels are known as the ‘little charity with big hearts’, making an amazing difference to farmers and rural communities with meaningful and personalised assistance. They provide every day essentials, stock feed and help cover fuel costs for transport, which at times can lead into thousands of dollars.
‘We are so thrilled you are all making the effort to come and visit us and help Aussie farmers. I am sure you will love your experience in the outback of Chinchilla!’ said Carissa Liddle from Drought Angels.
The Port of Brisbane team travelled to Chinchilla after visiting a cotton gin with Louis Dreyfus Commodities near Dalby. On Saturday, the team visited a local Chinchilla farm, lending a hand via ‘odd jobs’ around the property.
You can join the Port of Brisbane and donate to Drought Angels here: