The Parties we sponsored in 2010 were held in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Adelaide for children, who through no fault of their own, do it tough. Every child has a special story, everyone is important and every year the parties make Christmas special for thousands of children. Some are orphans, some have suffered abuse, or a life threatening illness, some are disadvantaged through, drought, bushfires, or floods. These kids, we all know, deserve something special all the time, but especially at Christmas time.
These Christmas events are all about fun and smiles. The children get to attend a big party and they receive food, drinks, ice creams, entertainment, as well as visits from their favourite personalities. Some stars in attendance this Christmas included Ronald McDonald, the Troopers from Star Wars, Blinky Bill and of course the man himself, Santa. Every child gets a gift bag full of goodies that have been donated by generous corporate partners.
Komatsu Forklift Australia proudly provided support by donating money to the events along with material handling equipment for use by the organisers. Many Komatsu Forklift staff also donate their time by volunteering to help out on the day. Our efforts were greatly appreciated by the bright smiles on children’s faces and the joy the events brought to families and carers who, over the Christmas period, need our support more than ever.
We feel it’s important for a successful company like Komatsu Forklift Australia to give assistance to such a good cause and we had a wonderful time helping to make this happen last year.
The Christmas Party for Special Children is a great way for us to give back and we are looking forward to supporting it again in 2011. We want our staff to be proud and proactive of this initiative and we encourage all to get involved. For more information on Komatsu’ Forklift Australia’s involvement and how you can help with the Christmas Parties for Special Children please contact Gary Hodge on (02) 8801 2100.