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Caltex donation to Jasmine Unit

30 July 2015

A donation from Caltex of a surround sound system for the residents living with an acquired brain injury in Jasmine Unit has added some bass to their recreation time.

The $4000 system including CD’s and DVD’s has made an amazing contribution to the new relaxation therapy room, which is a communal space for residents to enhance their health and wellbeing.

Nyree Mannion, from Friends of Casuarina Lodge (FOCAL Inc) worked with Recreation Officer Matthew McCaul to connect with Caltex Refineries as part of its community relations program.

“The best part about the relaxation therapy space is that it offers residents a reprieve from the noise and general operation of the Jasmine Unit, reducing agitation and reducing tension and rigidity in their bodies,” she said. “It also offers them some sense of the outside world.”

Caltex Refineries Turnaround and Inspection Superintendent Ken Hedge visited the unit to see the new installation and interact with the residents.

“Caltex values safety as its number one priority,” Ken said. 

“This is especially important when we have our maintenance events and have many extra people on site, some of whom have never been to Lytton refinery before.

“During our big maintenance events, for every day that we work injury free, we donate money to a selected charity to help promote safety to our refinery family and to help them recognise that staying safe helps everybody.

“We want everyone to come to work and go home every day the same way they came in.”

Community Relations Advisor for the Lytton refinery Toni Dugdale said Caltex was pleased to partner with Jasmine Unit, which is the latest beneficiary of the company’s safety-focused fundraising.

“Caltex has a significant program of community engagement.  Working with the communities in which we operate is one of our key priorities and we are proud to be able to run a number of activities throughout the year which  contribute to our community fundraising efforts.  We share our engagement with employees regularly so that they can see how  their fundraising benefits different groups and help change lives for those less fortunate,” Toni said.

The surround sound system is getting plenty of use in the unit already with special mentions about the relaxation music and Johnny Depp movies!

Last updated 30 November 2016
Last reviewed 19 August 2015

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