Helping to improve the safety of woodwork in Altona and Sale

Small donations make a big difference to local groups
The teams at Altona Refinery and Longford Plants recently put some surplus safety equipment to good use, donating it to two local community groups.

The Altona Woodworking Group and Sale Men’s Sheds were very glad to receive the donations of gloves and safety glasses that will help to keep them safe.

During a window of relaxed COVID19 restrictions, Longford Plants Manager Kartik Garg took the opportunity to visit the Sale Men’s Shed, and was treated to a tour of the shed and equipment used by the Shedders.

Past President of the Sale Men’s Shed, John Duggan, thanked Kartik and Esso Australia for the much-appreciated donation.

Over in Melbourne’s West, Community Relations Adviser, Nikki Calcraft recently dropped in to deliver safety glasses and gloves from Altona refinery to John Malley, founder of the Altona Woodworking Group. John was at the Bayside P-12 College Altona North Campus, where he taught for 20 years, which gives the club access to its woodworking facilities after hours.

John was very grateful to receive the donation on behalf of the Altona Woodworking Group, which will help to keep its members safe as they use the school’s woodworking equipment to complete community and personal projects.

Local community groups like the Sale Men’s Shed and Altona Woodworking Group provide a much-needed service, improving health and quality of life by encouraging social connections and helping people to make a positive contribution to their communities.

As an active member of communities in Melbourne’s West and Gippsland, ExxonMobil Australia has proudly supported community groups close to our operations for a number of years.