Goldfields-linked international business boosts RFDS coffers
A global business which cut its teeth in the Goldfields yesterday donated $4000 to the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
Mammoth Equipment and Exhausts raised the money during a silent auction and raffle during the Worthy Parts Industry Link Auction and Expo, with the auction total being matched by the company.
The company’s global sales manager Wayne Wallis said it was a way to thank the town for helping the business take off and reach the global status it has now.
It was during jobs in the Goldfields that the business developed a diesel particulate filter that launched Mammoth into 18 locations around the world.
However, Mr Wallis said many of the staff and owners had come from regional areas and knew the importance of a service such as the RFDS, and that is why it was chosen to receive the funds.
“We have had some staff use it recently and some of their family members,” he said.
“But most of us have used it or seen it somewhere along the line.”
RFDS western operations chief executive Rebecca Tomkinson said the service always had and always would need the help of West Australians to deliver the essential service.
“We’ve shared a long history, side by side, with WA’s mining and resources industry,” she said.
Mammoth Equipment and Exhausts is currently in the middle of moving to a larger premises on the corner of Williams Street and Great Eastern Highway to expand its services in the region.
*Article courtesy: Tegan Guthrie, Kalgoorlie Miner