A cheque for $5,000 raised through Veolia's Work Safe to Give program was presented to KidzWish on May 30. The donation will help fund the 2017 KidzWish Children's Christmas Party.
The Christmas party is the largest of its kind in regional Australia for children who are sick, disadvantaged or have a disability. The event is run by KidzWish for families involved in KidzWish programs and schools and organisations that have support groups.
Veolia's Operations Manager - Illawarra Region Paul Dixon said its operations team at the Illawarra Water Filtration plant selected the KidzWish Foundation as their charity of choice because they are a local charity which provides great assistance to the children of the Illawarra region.
Mr Dixon said Veolia has in place a program referred to as 'Work Safe to Give'.
"This program involves each site nominating a charity of their choice and working towards achieving the WHS lead indicator targets. If the targets are achieved, then the full allocated amount is donated to the charity," he said.
"The amount potentially available for the charity is $5,000 per site. The Illawarra WFP Operations Team met all of their WHS targets in 2016 and this resulted in the $5,000 donation."
Veolia’s employees will have the opportunity to volunteer at the Christmas party, joined 400 other volunteers who will hep usher guests into the venue, deliver lunch to the children and hand out presents at the end of the show.