Abi Wilkinson.
Abi Wilkinson. Contributed

Monadelphous staff raise $25,000 for families in need

MONADELPHOUS employees have sacrificed small amounts from their salaries to help two central Queensland families enormously.

In the largest single donation yet, Monadelphous has raised $25,000 to help the Wilkinson and Briengan families in a time of financial stress.

The Wilkinson family from Gladstone is currently recuperating after a horrific head-on collision on April 4 in Logan left three-year-old Abi a quadriplegic, breathing through a tracheotomy.

Tanya Wilkinson, Abi's mother, was overwhelmed at the news.

"Wow, that is amazing," she said.

Mrs Wilkinson wished to express her family's undying gratitude to the employees and to the Gladstone community.

Eighteen-month-old Yeppoon boy Vann Briengan, who suffers from severe eczema and allergies, will also benefit from the generosity of the Monadelphous employees, to aid with ongoing medical costs.

An astounding effort on behalf of Monadelphous Muhibbah Marine employees means the Wilkinson and the Briengan families can spend more time focusing on their families' health.

The Gladstone employees working on the Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal held barbecues on site, raising $2900 in donations, as well as donating $17,240 through payroll deductions for the families.

A spokesperson from the company said the MMM Employee Committee had also contributed the commission from vending machine sales to help make Vann and Abi's lives a little more comfortable.



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