Orica Design Turns Heads in Support of the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service

Written by: WRHS, 29 Oct 2018

Orica Design Turns Heads in Support of the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service received a boost today with mining services company Orica unveiling a red and yellow design on one of its new Bulkmaster™ mobile manufacturing units. The Bulkmaster™ 7 was on show at the Service’s Broadmeadow Base for the first and only time on Monday before it heads to a site in the Hunter Valley.


Orica has been a strong supporter of the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service since 2015, contributing more than half a million dollars to the Service over that time. This new initiative is designed to raise funds and awareness for the Service throughout Northern NSW.


“The Westpac Helicopter Service is a vital lifeline for the community. We’re so proud of our partnership with the Service that we’ve painted one of our Bulkmaster™ 7 trucks in their colours, to lend support and spread awareness” said Orica’s Vice President for Australia Pacific, Todd Peate.


“We have operations at numerous sites throughout the Hunter Valley and Northern New South Wales from Newcastle to Gunnedah, and it’s reassuring to know that this life saving service is there for us and the community.


“Our partnership expands on the existing support from Orica employees who have generously contributed through Orica’s ‘Dare to Share’ payroll deduction program over many years, with Orica matching our employee donations, dollar for dollar”.


CEO Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service, Richard Jones, said that support from companies like Orica, and its staff, is vital. “It ensures future operations every day of the year and still nobody ever has to pay to be assisted by the Service. We truly appreciate the long term and valued support from Orica,” he said.


“This is a creative opportunity to continue engaging with the mining community in the Hunter Valley. As it moves to sites we will be saying thanks to all miners and the mining services companies who have supported us over many years,” he added.


“We know the great history of Orica’s colours and we’re humbled that the company has chosen to support our operations this way.”