On Friday 5 August, over fifty C.ex Group employees wore their jeans to work in support of Jeans for Genes Day. All participating staff members made a donation to the official Jeans for Genes charity, the Children’s Medical Research Institute, raising a total of $624.35. The funds will be used by world-leading researches to help find cures for childhood diseases.
On Wednesday 29 June the third annual C.ex Community Crew Sleep Out was held at the C.ex Coffs International Stadium. The 4 degree temperatures and morning mist were braved by sixty Coffs Coast residents who slept out in an effort to raise awareness and much needed funds for homelessness in our region.
The event fundraised an incredible $42,000.00 for charity, with the funds being evenly distributed between the Men’s Resource Centre, Homes for Heroes and Warrina Domestic and Family Violence Specialist Service. For more information on the 2016 Sleep Out and to subscribe for future event information click here.
On Sunday 1 May, the C.ex Dragons competed in the Urunga Dragon Boat Regatta on the picturesque Kalang River. The C.ex Dragons defended their title in the Community Category after an uncertain start, re-establishing their form to win the final race by an impressive five seconds. A huge thank you to the Titivators Dragon Boat Club who gave up their time to train the Dragons and also coordinated the Regatta to be such a great success.
The C.ex Community Engagement Program presents all C.ex Group employees with the opportunity to make a difference in the local community through our staff based volunteer program and the support of many community initiatives and events. The C.ex Community Crew Give Back Program allows staff to select local charities and organisations that they are passionate about to receive financial support from the C.ex Group. This year, the following organisations were selected by the staff and acknowledged at the Give Back Program Presentation morning tea on Wednesday 9 March.
Camp Quality Northern NSW CanDo Cancer Trust
Dads in Distress Jetty Bunker Youth Service
Mid North Coast Disabled Surfers Association RSPCA Coffs Harbour
Warrina Women & Children’s Refuge
Over 500,000 volunteers contribute to the Clean Up Australia Campaign each year removing 15,915 tonnes of rubbish from parks, waterways, bush lands and school grounds. On March 1, the C.ex Community Crew were out and about tidying Fitzroy park and surrounds for Business Clean Up Day. The C.ex Community Crew collected four large bags of waste from local parklands with an approximate weight of 15kg.
The North Coast Academy of Sport is part of a network of sport academies assisting talented junior athletes from regional areas of NSW. The C.ex Group has partnered with the North Coast Academy as the major sponsor of their 2016 Netball Program. The program assists the individual development of local athletes, allowing them to progress further in their sport. The program provides skill development, strength and conditioning support, training days and camps and education programs such as sports nutrition, psychology, physiology and media training.