Gunnedah Meals on Wheels held a special morning tea function on 25 September 2015 to thank their volunteers for giving up their time to help deliver meals to more than 50 clients in the community. The President, Colleen Fuller expressed her thanks for the wonderful service of the volunteers and added that the service also provided an opportunity to check on the health and wellbeing of their clients.
In 2012, Shenhua started a joint initiative with Gunnedah Meals on Wheels. By 2015, 23 of the 26 Shenhua Watermark staff were involved with half on permanent roster and half on our call up roster to deliver meals to senior citizens. Shenhua is the first mining company in the area to volunteer their time to the Meals on Wheels program and is also the first multi-cultural company to do so. Shenhua has also provided funding to Gunnedah Meals on Wheels to assist with providing equipment and facilities for food preparation and food transportation.
The Shenhua support has gone much further than delivering meals with an employee working as a member of the Gunnedah Meals on Wheels Board, Mr. Wang, Company CEO as Patron and even the Company Chairman Mr. Liu being involved in delivering the meals.
The President of Gunnedah Meals on Wheels, Ms. Colleen Fuller, is very grateful and has expressed her pride in having Shenhua's support in so many ways. The Gunnedah Meals on Wheels operation has been able to adapt to both increasing demands and externally imposed funding conditions because of the financial and volunteering support from Shenhua Watermark.
Shenhua HR Manager, Gerry McDonald and Debbie Watson, Community Liaison Officer pictured with John Harley and Ron Fuller, Meals on Wheels Volunteers.