Pickwick raises funds and spirits for COVID-19 front-liners

Pickwick Group’s Michael Oakden (Key Account Manager – QLD) recently took on the challenge of raising funds to feed front-line staff at the Gold Coast University Hospital.

Michael’s aim was to not only support doctors and nurses at the hospital but other crucial front-line workers including cleaners, laundry workers, maintenance crews, security and administration staff.

In total, Michael has raised over $2,000 to purchase meals from two local cafe/restaurants, further supporting the community and local businesses during these challenging times. Meals are delivered to hospital staff twice a week, with a focus on nourishing night-shift crew who often rely on vending machines for a quick dinner.

Pickwick actively supports local charities and organisations in communities everywhere so when Ken Holder (Pickwick’s CEO) heard about Michael’s fundraising efforts he didn’t hesitate to offer support.

“Our people are genuinely dedicated to helping others during challenging and other times.”

“We saw their generosity during the bushfires not that long ago, so I’m not surprised to see it now during COVID-19.”

“Many of our clients provide essential services and we support them and their workforce through delivery of our services and commitment to ensuring their safety, health and wellbeing.

“Delivering healthy meals – and supporting the local economy at the same time – is simply another way of honouring our commitment.”

“On behalf of Pickwick Group I’m proud to donate $500 in support of the initiative.”

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