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@ The Coalface September 2021

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Now more than ever it’s important to care about our community. Something our industry excels at.

Taking care of and checking in on your neighbours, your coworkers and your family is vital to ensure that we all get through this pandemic. It’s been a privilege this month to share so many stories of people in our community who are going the extra mile to take care of others.

Whether it’s looking after our physical wellbeing like CPR Plant Repairs, the first business to introduce free ongoing bowel cancer testing kits to their employees or providing financial assistance such as AGL’s commitment to raising money for charities, a helping hand can come in many ways.

Can Assist Merriwa recently celebrated their first anniversary. This fantastic local organisation was set up by Marlene Rogers, a bowel cancer survivor who now has made it a mission to help others who are affected by cancer. We hope to see more people follow in her footsteps and more local branches of this fantastic organisation open in our region.

Our mental wellbeing is something that is extremely important in today’s world, and we are so proud to have so many stories this month of people who are doing what they can to support people who are doing it tough emotionally.

Inspired by how her own story reached the hearts and minds of others, Bloomfield’s Renata Roberts has set up an amazing website, ‘They Who Share Their Stories’. On it you will find real people sharing real stories in the hope to create more diversity and inclusion in our workplaces and our daily lives.

We were also privileged to speak with Leanne Fawcett this month, a former police officer who is now a counsellor, Leanne shared her own experiences in the hope that it would help others through these troubling times.

While we all are finding it difficult to be positive, have faith in knowing that we are a community that stands by each other. If you see someone who is struggling reach out and let’s all get through this together.

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