Helping Hand For Our Farmers

We have had an amazing response from the Coffs Coast Community with our ‘Do Something Day’ appeal in support of Aussie Farmers currently experiencing severe drought conditions. The overwhelming support resulted in 8 pallets of food, toiletries, clothing and gift cards which will be distributed to farmers and their families out West courtesy of Furneys Stockfeeds and Nambucca Heads RSL Club.
A special thanks to our friends at The Coffs Coast Advocate, Toormina Gardens, Coffs Central Shopping Centre, Moonee Marketplace and Park Beach Plaza for supporting the initiative and our C.ex Community Crew volunteers for volunteering many hours over the last week to make this donation drive possible.

C.ex Community Crew Sleep Out 2018

On Wednesday 27 June the fifth annual C.ex Community Crew Sleep Out was held at the C.ex Coffs International Stadium. Here are some of the 130 participants who braved the cold and rain to raise awareness and promote funding for homelessness in our region.

The fundraising tally is currently at an incredible $63,696.49 and still counting!

These funds are being evenly distributed between the Men’s Resource Centre, Homes for Heroes and Warrina Domestic and Family Violence Specialist Service

It’s not too late to donate, head to https://cexcommunitycrewsleepout2018.gofundraise.com.au/…/h… to make a donation in support of their efforts.

Give me 5 for Kids 50km in 5 Days

C.ex Woolgoolga hosted the start of Triple M presenter Moffee’s 50kms in 5 days for the Give me 5 for kids charity. Our C.ex Community Crew and Chocolate Moose helped kick start the walk alongside Moffee and the wheelie bin of donations. All the money raised over the 5 days will be donated to the local children’s ward.

We wish Moffee all the best as he continues his walk from Woolgoolga to Sawtell.

Community Champion

Congratulations to Steve, our May Community Champion. Steve has been involved with Coffs Mixed Touch Football for over 10 years, he dedicates a substantial amount of time every week to the sport not just on the field but also the much needed behind the scenes paperwork, phone calls, organising of tournaments and coordinating committee meetings. Steve does not ask for anything in return, he loves the sport and keeping people active in the community.

Steve has been awarded a C.ex Dining voucher as a thank you for all his efforts and a $500 donation to Coffs Mixed Touch Football.

Million Paws Walk

Sunday Morning saw the annual RSPCA Million Paws Walk take place at Park Beach Reserve. The event is a nationwide campaign to raise much needed funds for each local branch but more importantly raises awareness for the adoption of rescue animals. The C.ex Community Crew were on hand to provide the BBQ, with all proceeds going straight to the Coffs Harbour RSPCA.

‘Can do’ The Rottnest Channel Swim

The Can Do Cancer Trust Held their eighth Annual Charity Swim on 17 March in support of local patients and families affected by Cancer. The Rottnest Channel swim was held at the Coffs Harbour War Memorial Swimming Pool, where our C.ex Group team participated and their amazing effort made a huge contribution towards the total of 394 laps needed to complete the distance of the Rottnest Channel. Congratulations to our outstanding C.ex Group team who were proudly awarded joint winners of the Best Business House for their 42 laps completed in 30 mins. The event raised over $9000 for cancer patients and is one we are proud to both participate in and sponsor.

Andrew leads the crew

Andrew Thomson is the first person you see when you arrive at C.ex Coffs. He is the friendly doorman greeting all visitors to the club, you may have also seen him perform with his wife Trudy in the Stars of the Coffs Coast Dance for Cancer in 2017.

This year Andrew has signed up for his first Standard Distance triathlon event (1.5km swim, 40km cycle, 10km run) in March, for the BCU Coffs Tri.

His first involvement with the BCU Coffs Tri was as a Volunteer with the C.ex Community Crew in 2014. Whilst helping out on the water station he was inspired by the competitors and joined the local Coffs Tri club where he is getting some great race practice in. “My goal is to finish under 3 hours” he said “and to not stop running at the end – that’s the hardest part!”

Andrew is certainly an inspiration and one of the many C.ex employees taking part in the local community events in March.

The BCU Coffs Tri is on the weekend of 3-4 March with events for all ages and abilities. Saturday’s events include fun races for children aged six and over as well as the Enticer for ages 13 and over. Sunday’s race is the Standard (Olympic) distance Triathlon open to individuals and teams. All events are held around the Jetty Foreshores and entries are available through villagesports.com.au.

Sports Touring Car Club and C.ex Support Cancer Patients

The Mid North Coast Cancer Institute at Coffs Harbour Health Campus has a new piece of medical equipment thanks to C.ex Coffs and it’s Sports Touring and Classic Car Club.

A vein viewer valued at $6850 has been presented to the Cancer Unit, which cares for patients from throughout the Coffs Coast.

The donation was made possible when the car enthusiasts sought the help of C.ex Coffs to partner in funding the equipment. The Car Club’s Event Coordinator Bill Denham said “We’ve had a few members in recent years who have been cared for by the amazing staff at the Mid North Coast Cancer Institute, so when we decided to do something special with our funds, there was no doubt we wanted to help support the staff who do such wonderful work with local cancer patients.”

C.ex Coffs were delighted to partner with the Car Club to provide this valuable piece of equipment to help make a very real and tangible difference to the community.

Supporting local families this Christmas

This Christmas, the foyer of each of our clubs paid home to a ‘Giving Tree’. Over 80 gifts were collected from members and staff, which were passed on to Uniting Foster Care, Warrina Women’s Refuge and Dads in Distress for distribution to local families in need. Thank you to North Coast Christmas Trees for kindly supplying the stunning trees in support of our initiative and to those who contributed, helping make Christmas special for everyone on the Coffs Coast.

 

Pete’s Place

Soon to open, Pete’s Place is Coffs Harbour’s newest community initiative, providing drop in shower and laundry facilities to those facing homelessness.
Today, the C.ex Community Crew called in to meet the facility manager, Dave and gifted some towels ready for when the centre opens.
Pete’s Place is located at the Coffs Harbour Neighbourhood Centre and will operate five days per week with plans to open early 2018. The project was made possible through funding provided by Coffs Harbour City Council and was initiated by St. Vincent de Paul, Rotary Club Of Coffs Harbour South, CHESS Employment & Support Services, Coffs Harbour Neighbourhood Centre and New Horizons Coffs Harbour.