Each year the Bega Cheese Company holds a Corporate Event. It is an opportunity to showcase its home and the origins of the now AXS200 listed company. Customers, suppliers and corporate colleague from Malaysia, Japan, United States, New Zealand and throughout Australia enjoy the opportunity to catch up, discuss the year past, socialise, and importantly support eh local businessmen and community organisation.
A charity auction at the Bega Cheese Corporate Event formal dinner has become a key part of the annual event. Each year Bega Cheese selects a local charity and donates the proceeds of the auction. This year’s auction anchored by comedian Mikey Robbins raised a staggering $100,000 which has been donated to Tulgeen Group.
Pete Gorton, CEO, Jen Russell, Client Services General Manager and Paul Spiteri, Operations Manager—ADEs attended the corporate event to represent Tulgeen. As part of the fundraiser, Pete Gorton presented information about Tulgeen’s services and role in the local community. He presented Tugeen’s intentions for the donation which include the development of an onsite respite service within the INSYNC premises, redevelopment of the Bega Valley Work Crew and Riverside Nursery site to ensure investment in a sustainable business and independent income for Tulgeen and additional solar power to reduce Tulgeen’s reliance on grant money for utilities into the future
From L to R back row – Aiden Coleman, CEO Bega Cheese, Barry Irvin, Executive Chairman of Bega Cheese, Pete Gorton. Front row L to R – Annie Russell and Cornelius ‘Corny’ Moon.
The cheque was officially presented on 1 June to Tulgeen at the Bega Cheese Headquarters. On presenting the cheque to Tulgeen, Bega Cheese Executive Chairman Barry Irvin said “We are proud of our many business relationships and always ask them to also take our community into their hearts when they visit the region.” Mr Irvin added that Bega Cheese believed it was important to support local organisations that help those in need.
Accepting the cheque on behalf of Tulgeen Group, Pete Gorton said “I am honoured and delighted to accept this very generous gesture on behalf of the Tulgeen community” he said. “It is heartening to know that the spirit of service and giving is alive and well in the Bega Valley in both a not for profit as well as in a listed Company.”
Tulgeen clients Annie Russell and Cornelius Moon accompanied Mr Gorton to the presentation. The Bega Valley Workcrew and the Riverside Nursery where Cornelius and Annie are respectively employed are beneficiaries of the donation.
A Very Heartfelt Thanks to Bega Cheese from the Tulgeen Community!!
Read about it in the Bega District News.