Newcastle company Austube Mills awards its hardworking staff with a gift to their favourite charity


In a generous gesture of support, award winners from the Austube Mills Core Value Awards on 30 April 2014 gave a combined amount of $5,500 to 11 national charities, with child sponsorship organisation Compassion Australia receiving the first prize donation of $500.

Winner of the Core Value Awards’ prestigious Wayne Parsons Award, and a Caves Beach local, Austube Mills Senior Reporting and Analysis Manager, Ian Harrison, says he is proud to work for a company that upholds its social responsibility.

“I’ve donated my $500 to Compassion Australia. My family supports children through this charity and we have seen the positive affect this charity has on helping release children from the poverty cycle, so I know this donation will be put to good use."

Compassion Australia CEO, Tim Hanna, says he’s encouraged by Austube Mills’ generosity and socially-conscious thinking.

“Compassion Australia is grateful to Austube Mills. We really appreciate Ian’s choice to support Compassion through this award. It will have a real impact in the lives of children living under the blight of poverty.”

Austube Mills General Manager, Richard Clement, says Austube Mills has been giving winners the opportunity to donate to charities since the event’s inception seven years ago.

“Austube Mills takes our role as a national company seriously and where possible, we want to give something back to the communities in which we operate,” says Mr Clement.

About Compassion Australia

Compassion is Australia’s second largest child sponsorship organisation and is part of a global network of both funding countries and 26 developing countries that is Compassion International. Together we are a Christian holistic child development and child advocacy ministry committed to working in partnership with local churches to foster the spiritual, economic, social, physical and emotional development of over 1.4 million children living in extreme poverty. Around 100,000 of these children are currently supported by over 73,000 Australian sponsors.

Contact Details

Berlinda Fortin, Compassion Australia Media Specialist, T: 02 4935 5000 ext 1238 or E:

Shannon Eagles, Austube Mills Marketing Communications Mgr, T: 02 4935 4112 or E:  

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