Illawarra Coal and K&R Fabrications support KidsĀ Fund

Illawarra Coal and K&R Fabrications support Kids Fund

Illawarra Coal and K&R Fabrications will help local charity Kids Fund continue to support children with special needs with a joint donation of $2,000.The impetus for the donation came with K&R Fabrications being named as Illawarra Coal's Surface Supplier of the Year for 2011. As part of the annual award, Illawarra Coal provided K&R Fabrications with $1,000 to donate to a not-for-profit organisation of their choice. K&R Fabrications chose Kids Fund and decided to match Illawarra Coal's donation.

Head of External Affairs John Brannon said K&R Fabrications was selected as Illawarra Coal's Surface Supplier of the Year in 2011 for its excellence in performance with the Company in areas including commitment to health and safety.

"Illawarra Coal is proud that K&R's high performance in FY11 has also been able to reward and support a great local charity, and we impressed that they have decided to match the Illawarra Coal award funds," John said.

"We hope that this donation will help the charity continue its instrumental role in providing support and services for local children with special needs and significant disabilities and their families."

K&R Fabrications General Manager Mark Carberry said K&R has been working with Illawarra Coal for over 25 years and was delighted that the Company's employees' hard work in FY11 has been recognised.

"K&R is extremely proud to be recognised by Illawarra Coal as Surface Supplier of the Year and are able to support a local charity as important as Kids Fund - K&R has seen firsthand the special work Kids Fund does and we are honoured to present this cheque to another Illawarra regional organisation," Mark said.Kids Fund is managed by The Disability Trust and aims to enhance the lives of children with special needs and significant disabilities in the Illawarra through the provision of essential aids and equipment to the ongoing health and wellbeing and quality of life of a child with special needs and their family.