Sep 20, 2019

Shutdown crew raises cash for drought aid

Shutdown crew raises cash for drought aid Drought Angels team leader Joanna Bender (far left) and operations manager Jenny Gailey (centre) accept the joint donation from Siemens’ Jake Keleher, Downer’s Polly Nevin, Intertek’s Tim Thredgold and CS Energy’s Phil Matha.

CS Energy and contractors Downer, Siemens and Intertek have thrown their support behind local drought-affected farmers by raising more than $10,400 for the Chinchilla-based charity Drought Angels.

The funds were raised at a recent whole of site BBQ for the workforce at the major overhaul currently underway at CS Energy’s Kogan Creek Power Station near Chinchilla.

The $90 million shutdown project is scheduled to run for 77 days to September 27.

CS Energy, Downer, Siemens and Intertek each matched the donations of employees to boost the $3000 BBQ haul to more than $10,400.

Drought Angels Operations Manager Jenny Gailey thanked the four companies and their workforces for their generosity.

“This current drought is really hitting hard,” Ms Gailey said. “Over the past year the number of farmers Drought Angels supports has grown to over 4000, which certainly shows the impact the drought is having.

“This donation from CS Energy, Downer, Siemens and Intertek is going to be such a huge boost to our farming families.”

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