The recyclable scrap was sold to Sims Metal and the Scout Recycling Centre, and over $17,000 was raised and donated to the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS). Amcor and Scout Recycling also contributed $250 each to the cause.
Asked what obstacles he faced along the way, Mr Schache says “There were a few minor hiccups along the way, like road closures due to heavy rain in the area, and the occasional flat tyre. But I was well prepared to meet these challenges, having driven this route many times before.”?
The RFDS was chosen by Trevor because of its invaluable service supporting remote communities, including Beach field staff, during times of emergency. The funds raised go towards the $6 million purchase and medical fit-out of a Pilatus PC-12 aircraft.
RFDS Central Operations General Manager Public Relations and Marketing Charlie Paterson, accepted the cheque and praised Trevor for his community spirit.
“This donation and the effort that has gone into it is a fantastic show of community spirit from Trevor, who took the initiative to spend the best part of his annual leave week negotiating floodwaters to make this donation happen for the RFDS,”? said Mr Paterson.
“It’s people like Trevor who epitomise the community spirit of the outback,”? he said.
Mr Schache says that other Australian energy and mining companies have the ability to do the same.
“Recycling and selling of scrap material to raise funds is just one way that Beach supports these groups. We would encourage all companies to look at innovative ways in which they can support worthwhile organisations that help communities in the areas in which their businesses operate.”?
Going forward, it is expected that at least a single road train of recyclables and scrap steel from the Cooper Basin will be delivered every 12 months.