Turning a negative into a positive.
That’s what the staff at Mekong, a community club within Mounties Group, have done.
Earlier this year the club in Cabramatta was subjected to a fire and forced to close to rebuild.
In the meantime the staff have refocused their efforts to volunteering, to guarantee that continuous support was being provided to the community.
Recently Mounties Group employees have volunteered more than 400 hours across a two-week period to support The Street University – a youth development project that helps disadvantaged youth in the south-west.
Staff transformed the community café at The Street University created by the Ted Noffs Foundation to a fully operational asset to the University with staff provided with barista and customer service training.
Mounties Group president Kevin Ingram said: “With the temporary closure of the Mekong club, I am so immensely proud of our community and of our staff members for collaborating and caring for one another during a time of hardship.”
Mekong is due to re-open in mid-April.