Movember — Our big four (Adam Willett, David Musson, Shane Colbert and Chris Aston) donated their faces by growing a moustache each for the entire month of November. They sprouted an alarming amount of facial hair during that time, with some of them starting to quite fierce without even trying. They raised a whopping $920 and increased awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and male mental health. Well done boys!
Westpac Stair Climb — Evie, Tammy, Shane, Blake, Debbie and Vanessa made up the PHS Climbers team to do the Westpac Stair Climb on Friday 19th October to raise money for the Childhood Cancer Association.
Bowling and Laser Skirmish — We took the afternoon off on 27th July to go to Cross Road Bowls for a few games of bowling and one game of laser skirmish. The winning team consisted of Pam, Lucas, David, Blake and Adam. The bottom team or most-honest-team consisted of Annabel, Shane, Simon, Theen and Nick. Lucas was the best player and Theen the worst. After bowling, we donned the laser skirmish gear and shot it out frantically in the dark corridors. It was amazing fun!
Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal — Staff volunteered their time to go doorknocking in the Adelaide suburb of Black Forrest and collected $885. With the company's policy to match each dollar collected by staff, the total collection came to over $1,700. In addition, the Casual Friday funds also donated $275.
Flu Shots — In April, the company provided free vaccinations for staff to protect them against the influenza virus, in a bid to keep everyone healthy over the winter season. The nurse came to the office and innocculated the queue of staff. The experience included a jab and a lollipop.
Indoor Soccer — Our champion outdoor soccer team is playing indoor soccer this year at the Adelaide Metropolitan Fire Station. The team has been taken by surprise by the pitch differences (much smaller, goal is tiny, and ball bounces quickly like pinball), and not been scoring well. Captain George said, Give us a couple of seasons to come up with different strategies to handle this indoor pitch.
Deer Johns Fringe Show — For our first quarterly event, PHS took staff to a fabulous Deer Johns show at the Adelaide Fringe. Afterwards, staff gathered under the stars on the terrace by the River Torrens for a party with delicious nibbles. There were even fireworks right over the party, as part of the Fringe celebrations.
Sturt Ride 4 Childhood Cancer — Evie and Chris took the day off Friday 20th January to cycle a very tough 80km through the Adelaide hills from Mt Pleasant to Tanunda. It was all for a good cause, raising money for the Childhood Cancer Team. Click on the link to look at the map to see the difficult terrain they covered. Well done guys!
Fundraising — each Friday, staff go casual and donate a gold coin. This year's donations have gone to: