A New Training Aid for Marine Rescue Coffs Harbour

Marine Rescue Coffs Harbour has a new piece of essential training equipment thanks to funding from C.ex Coffs.

The training radio valued at $2950 has been presented to Marine Rescue Coffs Harbour, which will allow the volunteers to train radio operators to a professional and efficient standard before they go live in the watch room and begin safeguarding the local boating community while at sea on the Coffs Coast.

Unit Commander Mr Russell Shelton was extremely appreciative for the funding towards this potentially live saving training aid and C.ex Coffs were delighted to assist with providing a vital piece of equipment for the Coffs Coast Community.

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.

For more information

Sarah Pryor
Community Relations Manager
P. 02 6691 9251
E. sarah.pryor@cex.com.au