Festival hands proceeds to St John’s
Port Haven Village and Port Hedland Airport united to raise vital funds for St John Ambulance by running the Port Hedland Community Festival.
The festival held on May 4 raised $2551 for St John Ambulance, $1500 of which was donated by the Port Hedland International Airport.
The festival was supported by local businesses, artists, and stallholders as well as the Pilbara Regiment and Army Reserves.
St John Ambulance first aid trainer Trish Foley said the event was a fantastic way to increase awareness for St John.
Ms Foley said community events were a great way of encouraging first aid training in the community.
“The more first aid trained people we can get out there the better because we are in a remote area, it’s about being able to deal with the casualty while they wait for the ambulance,” she said
BHP Portfolio (ESS) retail manager Fionna Steeden who helped organise the event said that they (Port Haven) wanted to give back to the community and to St John Ambulances.
“We decided to raise money for the Port Hedland community and St John, we wanted to do something to give back to the local community,” she said.
“Here at Port Haven, they have a massive focus on being involved in the community.”
ESS community liaison officer Becky Poole said the festival was a way of creating engagement between the workers and the residents.
“It lets our residents engage and be with the community as well and recognise that what’s essentially their workplace is also a thriving, friendly community,” she said.
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