McConnell Dowell raises $51K for cancer charity

The money was raised while the company was working with Brisbane Water on the Lake Manchester Dam Upgrade project, which started in 2007, in Queensland. McConnell Dowell said the fund-raising activities included onsite BBQs, recycling of waste materials such as scrap metal, and just “passing the hat around”.The team raised $25,803, and McConnell Dowell matched every dollar raised by the team, bringing the total to $51,606.90. The money was donated to the Queensland division of CanTeen, the charity for young people living with cancer. “Everyone involved in this project takes pride in being able to donate such a large sum to a worthy cause,” dam upgrade project manager Todd Cook said. “It was also fantastic that McConnell Dowell was able to match the money raised by their employees.” Beverly Brock, CanTeen’s national partnerships manager, said the charity was extremely grateful to the site workers for raising the funds, and also to McConnell Dowell for so generously dollar matching the funds raised. She said the generous donation would help CanTeen fund programs and camps to support its members living with the challenges of cancer.

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