Donated goods support local wildlife
Broadspectrum’s Defence Base Services (DBS) contract team based at RAAF Base Pearce in Western Australia (WA) is supporting Chittering Wildlife Carers – a volunteer based non-for profit organisation that treats and cares for sick, injured and immature native wildlife to bring them back into their natural environment – through the donation of supplies and first aid kits.
Broadspectrum’s Estate Maintenance Operation Services Manager in WA, Debbie McGovern was very happy to collaborate with the volunteer organisation: “This donation is crucial in assisting with the recovery of the injured animals that are often hurt in road accidents, bushfires and fences. The initiative has also inspired other organisations in the local community to get involved, such as the local Returned and Services League (RSL) and Bowling club, who are now also donating to the foundation.”
Broadspectrum’s relationship with Chittering Wildlife Carers goes back six years, after one of company’s Range Operators recommended that some perishable items should not to be discarded but donated to a worthy cause. Old blankets no longer used at the Pearce base are used by the local organisation, where volunteers transform them into pouches for injured joeys and koalas.
The initiative is providing significant savings to the volunteer organisation, and has enabled Broadspectrum to build closer relationships and a positive profile in the local community.
Similarly, Broadspectrum’s teams in WA and Woomera, South Australia, have donated old bedding linen and towels to the local dog haven in Malaga and cat haven in Kalamunda.
Broadspectrum enhances its engagement with local community organisations through initiatives like these, which is directly in line with the company’s community engagement approach and solid commitment to support the local communities in which it operates.