Peak donates to 29 local groups

Aurelia Metals/Peak Gold Mines Environment and Social Responsibility staff Sarah Waak and Laura Newton with Cobar High’s Taiko drumming group. ▪ Contributed

Aurelia Metals’ Peak Gold Mines has donated an impressive $124,020 to 29 local community groups this past year and they aren’t done yet.

Peak’s Environment & Community Advisor Laura Newton said the company has another round of community donations funding coming up next month.

Twelve local groups were among the beneficiaries of the mine’s Quarter 3 donations which were recently handed out and amounted to almost $50,000.

Laura said the company was pleased to be able to help out with some interesting local projects including the Cobar Youth Council’s nutrition and education program which received $5,000 in this latest round of funding.

“We’ve also helped Cobar High School with accommodation and travel costs for students to attend the School Spectacular, the Cobar Business Association to supply entertainment for the Christmas Street Parade and also donated $8,800 for two fire fighting units for the Sandy Creek Fire Brigade,” Laura said.

Other beneficiaries from the latest round of funding included: Buckwaroon Landcare Group, Cobar Roosters Rugby League Club, Cobar Junior Rugby League, Cobar Swimming Club, Copper City Men’s Shed, Iron Ring Committee, Cobar Lady Golfers and the Dust Bowl Fuel Burners club.

The mine welcomes applications from any local sporting and charity groups.

Quarter 4 donations will be advertised next month.