Building on its commitment as a Pledge Partner for Soldier On, Babcock Australasia employees recently took part in the March On 96km virtual walk challenge, raising more than $14,000 to support Soldier On’s life-changing mental health services and programs.
The 96km distance of March On paid tribute to the sacrifices made on the Kokoda Track in World War II, and highlighted the importance of supporting today’s soldiers and their families.
Completed over the course of the month, 27 Babcock employees took on the challenge to gain sponsorship from colleagues, friends and family to rank 6th on the national fundraising leader board.
On behalf of all Babcock employees, Babcock’s Corporate Social Responsibility and Sponsorship Committee matched the two highest individual amounts raised, contributing $3,000 to the cause.
Regional Head of Health, Safety, Environment and Quality, Dean O’Cass, and Senior Program Manager, Dean Bretherton, who are both veterans, put their best feet forward to raise funds and awareness about mental health for service men and women.
Babcock is a well-established supporter of veteran employment, with a workforce comprising highly qualified ex-service personnel in addition to active Defence Reservists.
The company recognises the outstanding skills and experience that they have to offer as Babcock continues to grow as a Defence, Aviation and Critical Services company.
Regional Head of Health, Safety, Environment and Quality