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03/01/2018

Volunteering at Benwerren

Henkel Australia partners Benwerren to support women and children in need

Since 2015, Henkel Australia's Kilsyth office partners with local facility, Benwerren, to support their efforts in providing accommodation and care for women and children in need. Employees contribute by volunteering their time and donating presents to the facility.

Benwerren is located on a large property at Yarra Junction that requires significant upkeep. Each year on Henkel Day, employees visit the facility and help with gardening, general cleaning and maintenance activities.

This year, 20 employees visited the facility and helped to clean up the garden. They weeded garden beds, pruned trees, raked leaves, chopped wood and slashed long grass around the property. To help the facility create space for a new structure, employees also cleared out an old veggie patch.

Employees from the Kilsyth office also started a 'wishing tree' in 2015 and donated presents to spread Christmas cheers with the women and children at Benwerren.

A total of 80 presents were collected this December. Brooke Sharp from Benwerren received the presents from Daniel Rudolph, President of Henkel Australia and New Zealand, and presented a note of appreciation to Henkel Australia for their support.

Daniel Rudolph, President of Henkel Australia and New Zealand, said, "We have always recognised that social engagement is part of our sense of responsibility in giving back to society. Our Kilsyth team has volunteered with Benwerren for 3 years. It has been a very meaningful journey for the team, and shows how we can lend a hand to women and children in need."

Brooke Sharp from Benwerren receives the presents from Daniel Rudolph, President of Henkel Australia and New Zealand.