Malabar Resources ended 2021 together with the communities of the Upper Hunter, helping local families, organisations and the elderly celebrate Christmas with cheer.
The local resources company partnered with the Blackroo Community Indigenous Corporation to donate ten Christmas trees and decorations to local families in need.
Malabar also donated food supplies, toys and gifts to the 2NM/Power FM Food and Toy Appeal and provided volunteers to help prepare more than 320 hampers for local families in need.
“It was a tough year for many in our community so we were happy to help out where we could” said Donna McLaughlin, Malabar’s Manager of Health, Safety, Environment and Community.
“It was an amazing experience to help make Christmas a special and happy time for the kids and families in our local area.”
Continuing the Christmas spirit, Malabar donated a gift to all residents at the Mercy Aged Care Service in Singleton, including individually wrapped puddings, biscuits, coffee mugs, hand creams and toiletries. Malabar was also a major sponsor of the NSW Fire and Rescue Aberdeen Santa Lolly Run.
Mercy Aged Care Facility Manager Lisa Bigham said the gifts were so well received and brought much happiness to the residents. “We tried to make Christmas for the residents who were isolating, as joyous as possible.”
With the new year in full stride, Malabar is now preparing for the construction of the Maxwell Underground Mine. The construction phase is set to begin in early 2022 and will involve the generation of roughly 250 jobs and the services of many local businesses and suppliers.