When Lynette Pattison, Contracts Administrator for Pickwick’s Construction Cleaning and Height Access Services division approached CEO Ken Holder about setting up a food bank at its Queensland office to help struggling individuals and families at Christmas he readily agreed. Whilst poverty is a 365 day a year issue around Australia, it is especially poignant at this time of year. The ability to do something to help others less fortunate than ourselves and bring some Christmas cheer resonated.
Lynette set about asking staff at the Queensland office to donate non-perishable food items that could be given to those lonely, in difficulty, or in need of assistance. A considerable amount was collected in the lead-up to Christmas, and on behalf of both Pickwick and Foodbank we thank all those who kindly donated. Foodbank generously acknowledged the contribution Pickwick employees had made.