Recent bushfires spark community spirit

As recent bushfires ravaged through Queensland and northern New South Wales communities, they sparked kindness and generosity among ours, with Pickwick employees donating $900 in urgently needed goods and other items to help those affected by the devastating events.

Upon seeing an urgent appeal for donations from The Rescue Collective and media reports covering the disaster, Jason Geoghegan, Queensland’s Operations Manager (Security), put out his own call for help when he asked Pickwick and its people to give generously to those impacted by the disaster.

And they did.

Within a matter of days our head office, operations team and other staff brought in bottled water, bandages, canned food, medical supplies and other items including gift cards to the value of $250 to provide immediate support to people, pets and wildlife doing it tough.

“All up, our contribution to The Rescue Collective totalled $900 – an achievement Jason and everyone who gave should be proud of,” Pickwick’s CEO Ken Holder said.

“I’m not at all surprised by the response as I know that like Pickwick, you can count on our people to make a difference in their communities, when times are tough and when they are not,” he said.

Pickwick actively supports local charities and organisations in communities everywhere and is committed to the highest standards of corporate citizenship. Read our Corporate and Social Responsibility Policy to learn more.

To learn more about The Rescue Collective, visit their Facebook page.