Donations provide much-needed funds to advance child health outcomes

The generosity of our workforce has again been on full display, with more than $23,000 given to The Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne as a result of staff donations made towards surplus items from the Southbank office.


Donations provide much-needed funds to advance child health outcomes

In recognition of the support, the hospital offered ExxonMobil Australia staff the opportunity to have a say as to where the funds were used. Staff who contributed toward the sizable donation voted for the funds to be used for the hospital’s Chronic Illness Support Program (ChIPS), a peer support and youth participation program for young people aged 12-25 with a primary diagnosis of a chronic illness.

A group of ExxonMobil Australia representatives, including Business Services Manager Craig Hardgrove, as well as staff involved in facilitating the asset release and staff who made a donation, visited The Royal Children’s Hospital in September to see the results of the staff donation in person.

Many of the staff who made a donation to the hospital during the asset release process have a personal connection to the hospital.

“Since her birth, my daughter continues to be seen several times a year by the Allergy & Immunology clinic at The Royal Children’s Hospital. At each consult, we are amazed by the professionalism, care, warmth and dedication of all the hospital staff,” said ExxonMobil Australia Production Engineer Ben.

Giovina Cicchitti from The Royal Children's Hospital Foundation thanked ExxonMobil staff for their contribution. 

“These funds will help to advance paediatric healthcare at the hospital and ensure sick children and their families receive the best care,” she said.

ExxonMobil Australia Chairman Richard Owen said the move to the Docklands office ensured charitable giving was a focus for the entire organisation.

“In addition to the generosity of our workforce during the staff auction program, our business also donated an extensive collection of original Australian artworks to the Gippsland Art Gallery in Sale, as well as giving a variety of ‘retired’ items from Southbank new homes in the community.

“This generous donation to The Royal Children’s Hospital is something the ExxonMobil Australia workforce can all be very proud of,” he said.

Photo — ExxonMobil Australia staff, The Royal Children's Hospital staff and ChIPS members at the hospital visit in September 2018.

Related content

Supporting the work of Rural Aid

Australia is known as the wide, brown land, but this year, the intensification of drought conditions over many parts of the country is placing significant stress on our rural communities. It is at times like this that Australians pull together to help each other through such hardships.

Mobil news News

Vacation students join ExxonMobil Australia for a summer with a difference

15 students in their penultimate year of study at universities across Australia and New Zealand recently joined the ExxonMobil Australia team, participating in our Vacation Student program.

Mobil news News

Altona Refinery Community Bulletin November 2019

Read the latest news from Altona Refinery in the November 2019 community bulletin.

Mobil news News

Mobil Motorcars and Memorabilia event marks 70 years of Altona refinery

Car enthusiasts, history-buffs, petrol-heads and the community, all came out to enjoy the Mobil Motorcars and Memorabilia day on 16 November 2019, part of Altona refinery’s 70th anniversary celebrations.

Mobil news News

Mobil Altona Refinery wins Hobsons Bay Business Excellence Award

Mobil Altona Refinery was named winner of the 2019 Hobsons Bay Business Excellence Awards Manufacturing and Industrial (Medium-Large) category during the awards ceremony at Williamstown Town Hall on Friday 25 October.

Mobil news News