Minara resources marks 10 year anniversary of supporting St John WA's Goldfields with $250,000 milestone

Goldfields sub centre
  • Glencore’s Minara Resources has reached a new milestone providing more than $250,000 through its Minara Community Foundation to support St John WA in the Goldfields over the past 10 years,
  • In April, Minara Resources contributed almost $40,000 towards a specialised monitor and defibrillator for an ambulance,
  • St John WA Sub Centres Leonora, Laverton and Menzies have received funding for a range of equipment to assist with the provision of St John WA’s essential service.

St John WA’s Goldfields Sub Centres in Leonora, Laverton and Menzies are celebrating a new milestone in partnership with Minara Resources, which has donated over $250,000 funding through its Minara Community Foundation over the past decade.

Since the inception of the partnership in 2011, Minara Community Foundation has provided support to the St John WA Sub Centres in the Goldfields through the donation of essential, life-saving equipment. This includes the purchase of new defibrillators and monitors, upgrading garage facilities, vehicle upgrades, ambulance fit outs and assistance with driving volunteer recruitment programs.

Most recently, a $40,000 donation was used to purchase specialised patient monitoring and defibrillator units for the Leonora and Laverton Sub Centres. The funds also contributed towards a new unit for the Menzies Sub Centre.  This added to the purchase of a new ambulance for the Leonora community and the upgrade to the Sub Centre’s garage facilities to house the vehicle.

St John WA Goldfields Regional Manager, Nadine McLoughlin said the generosity of Minara Community Foundation had made a huge difference in the local community.

“A quarter of a million dollars over the past decade has meant our Sub Centres can continue the amazing work they do every day. Regional St John WA Sub Centres are run solely by volunteers, so funding from dedicated partners is imperative to ensure we can continue to deliver essential services to the community,” Ms McLoughlin said.

Minara’s Manager – Risk, Environment and Community], Linton O’Meara says the Foundation is honoured to be contributing to local St John WA Sub Centres that support the Goldfields community.

“The emergency medical services and first responders play a crucial role in the health of regional communities, and the work of our local St John Ambulance Volunteer Sub Centres is something we are proud to support. 

“We congratulate Leonora for receiving the  Volunteer Sub Centre of the Year award in recognition of the important work they do. Minara will continue to work in partnership with community groups to access grant opportunities through the Minara Community Foundation,” ssaysaid Linton.

The Minara Community Foundation was established in 2007 for the long-term benefit of the people in the northern-Goldfields region. Through a partnership with St John WA, the Foundation has been able to assist with building a resilient community in the Goldfields.

Minara Resources is Australia’s largest cobalt producer and second-largest nickel producer, employing over 1,000 people at the Murrin Murrin operations.  Minara Resources is wholly owned by Glencore, one of the world’s largest globally diversified natural resource companies.

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17 May 2021

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