Aurizon workers raise money to help Red Shield Appeal

HELPING OUT: Aurizon employees (from left) Ebony Ey, Conor McEvoy, Stevan McDonald, the Salvation Army’s Captain Jeff Bush, Rod Lanzon, Gavin Sawtell and Rom Lanzon held a barbecue for the Red Shield Appeal.
HELPING OUT: Aurizon employees (from left) Ebony Ey, Conor McEvoy, Stevan McDonald, the Salvation Army’s Captain Jeff Bush, Rod Lanzon, Gavin Sawtell and Rom Lanzon held a barbecue for the Red Shield Appeal. Contributed

A CREW of about 120 employees from the Aurizon locomotive and wagon depot raised almost $700 for the Red Shield Appeal in just one day.

The appeal, the biggest held by the Salvation Army throughout the year, aims to transform the lives of one million Australians.

Captain Jeff Bush from the Gladstone Salvation Army said Aurizon employees had stepped up to the plate.

"They have done an amazing job," he said.

"The overall appeal has raised over $25,000. I think it shows that people know they are actually helping people."

Lynda Webber from Aurizon said the fundraising efforts were highly commendable.

"Our new management is focused upon helping the local community," she said.

"The guys here have done a great job and we hope to continue supporting Gladstone well into the future."

A barbecue was held on May 1, raising $698.35 that will benefit needy Australians.

Ms Webber also praised the work of the Salvation Army and Mr Bush.

"Captain Jeff just went around having a general chat to everyone," she said.

"He is great. You never know who needs someone to listen to them."

Topics:  aurizon, charity, gladstone, red shield appeal

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