In 2016, MEGT employer Steve Allan Electrical successfully secured a $50,000 charity grant for research into children’s brain cancer.
Sharon Allan, Office Manager at Steve Allan Electrical, applied for the charitable donation after local supplier Haymans Electrical Townsville and their parent company MM Electrical Merchandising (MMEM) put out a call asking for local charities they could support.
Since Sharon’s proposal was successful last year, Haymans has handed over two $25,000 instalments to The Cure Starts Now Australia, a Townsville based research organisation that runs entirely on donations, and whose mission is to find a cure for children’s brain cancer. The donation will assist children Australia wide as it is put directly towards clinical trials for cancer treatments.
Late last year, Sharon approached Haymans with a new proposal – which was also successful – and as a result, Haymans Townsville have now given Childhood Cancer Support $25,000 towards building new accommodation for regional families who are fighting childhood cancer.
Located in Brisbane, close to the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital, the accommodation is free for families who must uproot their lives and travel to Brisbane for life saving treatment, over a period of up to 10 to 12 months.
Sharon recently met with the President of Childhood Cancer Support, Trevor Rethamel, along with Brad Jackson (Haymans Regional General Manager), and Mark Heselwood (Haymans Townsville Manager) to present the donation.
Well done to Sharon and the team at Steve Allan Electrical for a fantastic initiative and contribution to the local community!