Diverse Chips in for Fortescue’s Annual Working Bee
Fortescue Metals Group’s (Fortescue) fifth annual working bee in Roebourne on the weekend brought together close to 150 volunteers to makeover the Roebourne District High School, which teaches students from kindergarten to Grade 12.
Rolling up their sleeves for a great cause were Fortescue employees and their families, teachers, parents and children of the school, and local community members from Roebourne and Karratha, including prisoners on supervised release from Roebourne Regional Prison.
With the generous support of local businesses Blackwoods, Coates Hire Karratha, Diverse Group Wickham, First National Karratha, Hanson Construction Materials, Hertz Karratha, Home Hardware, Northwest Sand & Gravel, Northwest Tree Services, Peard Karratha, Morris, and Toxfree Australia, as well as Mingullatharndo Community, The Ngarluma Yindjibarndi Foundation and Wirlu-murra Yindjibarndi Aboriginal Corporation, the team of hard workers revitalised the school grounds with painting, landscaping, repairs and maintenance.
Fortescue Chief Executive Officer and keen volunteer, Nev Power, said he was excited to be back in Roebourne and getting his hands dirty for a great cause.
“It is so rewarding to see the pride and joy on the kids’ faces who rally behind the event, and to show them what can be achieved through team work and determination.”
“I would like to extend my sincere thanks to everyone who volunteered their time and the local businesses and community groups who provided donations to help make a real difference at Roebourne District High School.”