Construction workers on the safety upgrade between Hartley Valley and Forty Bends have raised $5,200 for a Lithgow community group while working on the local highway.
Construction company, Seymour Whyte, have been hosting monthly barbecues for their employees while working on the Great Western Highway, and the company has donated the proceedings to Lithgow Can Assist.
Can Assist members Leslie Townsend and Olive Ward headed to the construction site in the early morning of Wednesday, July 5, to pick up the large cheque.
“I got emotional,” Ms Townsend said.
“But I always get emotional when I am talking about cancer.”
Seymour Whyte project manager Kym Jessep extended his gratitude to local contractors Gracey & Son Earthmoving, who has been a “massive supporter” of the project’s fundraising efforts.
“It has been a real pleasure to be able to give something back to the community that has welcomed us with open arms since work started two and a half years ago,” Mr Jessep said.
“Seymour Whyte and our subcontractors and suppliers are happy to be able to contribute to Can Assist, which is run by people like Lesslie and Olive who do such fantastic work for community members in need of a helping hand.”
Lithgow Can Assist provides financial assistance to people impacted by cancer.
- Can Assist Lithgow’s fundraising event, ‘Bogan Bingo’, to be held at the Workies on Friday, July 12, has sold out.