EMBRACING THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT

Officer - Evolution Community and External Relations Officer, Renee Pettit, Vice President - St Vincent de Paul- St Joseph's Conference Condobolin, Helen Atkinson, and Condobolin St Vincent de Paul Branch President Jeffery Grogan, with just some of the $5,000 worth of Why Leave Town (WLT) cards which have been donated by Evolution staff at Cowal. Image Credit: Melissa Blewitt.Officer - Evolution Community and External Relations Officer, Renee Pettit, Vice President - St Vincent de Paul- St Joseph's Conference Condobolin, Helen Atkinson, and Condobolin St Vincent de Paul Branch President Jeffery Grogan, with just some of the $5,000 worth of Why Leave Town (WLT) cards which have been donated by Evolution staff at Cowal. Image Credit: Melissa Blewitt.

Evolution staff at Cowal really have embraced the Christmas spirit.

They proved they have ‘hearts of gold’, by gifting $5,000 worth of Why Leave Town (WLT) cards to St Vincent de Paul in Condobolin on Thursday, 9 December to help those who need it most this festive season.

Staff wanted to help those in need, so they chose to donate to St Vincent de Paul across Condobolin, Forbes and Parkes.

After the gold mine’s annual Christmas Party was cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions, employees were given a number of alternatives for how the leftover funding could be spent and as a result, the business was urged to give money to those who might be struggling this festive season.

Evolution Community and External Relations Officer, Renee Pettit delivered the WLT Cards to Vice President – St Vincent de Paul- St Joseph’s Conference Condobolin, Helen Atkinson and Condobolin St Vincent de Paul Branch President Jeffery Grogan on 9 December.

“St Vincent de Paul, St Joseph’s Conference Condobolin, were quite overwhelmed when Renee from Evolution Mines, presented them with $5,000 worth of WLT cards,” Mrs Atkinson stated.
“They explained that employees of these mines were unable to do many of the things they would normally do during the year.

“They decided the money they had for their activities and are unable to use, be given to volunteers and charities to do with as they see fit. We thank them all most sincerely for this extremely generous gesture/donation.

“It will certainly be used to brighten the day of many people in our area.”

Ms Pettitt said Christmas could be a stressful time for many, and Evolution Mining and its staff wanted to help out in whatever ways they could.

“This is just one way we can help out at Cowal and we’re really proud to be part of a community that has driven that call for support.”