Hospital visits, equipment deliveries and sporting events in the spotlight in 2013
The partnership between Hitachi Construction Machinery Australia (HCA) and the Humpty Dumpty Foundation has continued to strengthen in 2013. To-date, HCA has delivered 14 pieces of lifesaving medical equipment to hospitals nationally with a value in excess of $80,000.
Humpty Dumpty has touched the hearts of many HCA employees, many of which having an emotional connection through personal experiences.
As part of an ongoing commitment to the Foundation, HCA employees have showed their support wherever possible – from sporting events through to hospital visits.
The first major Humpty event for 2013 kicked off with the annual Balmoral Burn – a 420m sprint up Mosman’s notoriously steep Awaba Street. HCA sponsored two corporate teams, both of which tackled the wild weather and challenging uphill climb.
In May, the Humpty team ventured to Emerald in Queensland’s Central Highlands. Joined by Humpty’s Ambassador, Ray Martin, the team visited Emerald Hospital in recognition of a Panda Warmer donated by HCA to the hospital’s emergency department.
The team also visited HCA’s Emerald facility, which provided an opportunity to get up close to some of the company’s heavy earthmoving machinery.
A memorable hospital visit to Adelaide’s Women’s and Children’s Hospital in July saw HCA present an MP30 Intellivue Cardio Respirator Monitor to the hospital’s Neonatology Ward.
Several HCA employees also participated in Team Humpty in this years’ City2Surf – the world’s largest run covering a 14km stretch from Sydney’s Hyde Park to the picturesque Bondi Beach. Team members helped raise money for multiple charities, including that of Humpty.
HCA values its ongoing relationship with Humpty Dumpty. With more hospital visits scheduled in the near future, HCA is excited about delivering more medical equipment in support of Humpty’s commitment to saving lives.