AGL employees and contractors from Liddell and Bayswater power stations have brought some Christmas cheer to the Upper Hunter, providing donations of gifts and hamper goods to the Singleton Neighbourhood Centre and Muswellbrook PCYC.
Lending Santa a helping hand, volunteers from AGL assisted in wrapping and delivering toy and food hampers to more than 370 families throughout the region.
AGL chief operating officer Markus Brokhof said it was “really special” to see the generosity of donations from employees.
“In early December, we put out the call – and the results have been overwhelming,” he explained.
“Hundreds of our employees and contractors donated toys and hampers, with the Singleton Neighbourhood Centre receiving more than $4000 worth of goods and in excess of 300 items going to the Muswellbrook PCYC.
“In every corner of the country, we know 2020 has been a difficult year.
“But, I am very touched to see how our employees have come together to help others in the community.
“At AGL and in the communities in which we operate, we will always do better, when we work together.
“We hope that on Christmas morning, these donations bring plenty of smiles and joy to homes across the Upper Hunter.”
Singleton Neighbourhood Centre’s Judy Mitchell certainly appreciated the gesture.
“With the donations from AGL we have been able to provide the Singleton community with 120 Christmas hampers,” she said.
“There will be many happy children and families thanks to the support we have received.”
Muswellbrook PCYC manager De-Anne Douglas echoed Ms Mitchell’s sentiments, adding the kindness of each and every volunteer had not gone unnoticed.
“Muswellbrook PCYC is overwhelmed with the generosity and support from the community,” she said.
The toys and donations will all be delivered in time for a very merry Christmas.