Mangoola Open Cut workforce donates $5000 to Upper Hunter Homeless Support

Much-needed community support

WITH good news in short supply at the moment, Mangoola Open Cut is continuing to provide much-needed community support throughout the region.

And, thanks to the assistance of the Glencore operation's workforce, a $5000 donation was made recently to Upper Hunter Homeless Support (UHHS).

It follows another financial gift from the mining giant to the Red Door Community Kitchen in Muswellbrook last month.

UHHS general manager Lewis Millington-Blazey admitted the organisation's case load had increased significantly in recent months, with the most needy in our local communities heavily-impacted by a COVID-19 pandemic-led economic downturn.

"At such difficult times within our country, the team at Mangoola Open Cut mine and Glencore are committed to ensuring groups like Upper Hunter Homeless Support are well-supported throughout our busiest time in history," he said at the presentation of the funds last Wednesday.

"This incredible donation will go towards enabling our crew to work effectively in our remote communities while staying safe with integral GPS tracking SOS pendants.

"The remainder of the funds will benefit future training for our team to assist with cultural awareness.

"We are grateful for the generosity of the employees at Mangoola Open Cut and Glencore."