Morris is committed to assisting the communities in which we operate. Our aim is to foster good corporate citizenship by forging partnerships that provide REAL outcomes for the community.
2016 has been a great year for Morris as we were nominated as finalist for yet another award – the 2016 Australian Mining Prospect Awards, Community Interaction category. Prospect Awards recognise and celebrate achievements and excellence in the Australian mining industry. These nominations are indeed testament to Morris’ commitment to assist and give back to the communities.
Morris was one of only four finalists to be nominated for the Queensland Mining Contractor Awards 2016 – Community Engagement Initiative category. Our community engagement efforts in Collinsville, Queensland, culminated in this nomination. Congratulations to the winner and all nominees!
Morris is delighted to be appointed as the new service provider for Collinsville’s Meals on Wheels. Morris will continue the good work of aged care facility Hillside Haven, who was the service provider for 38 years. Read the full article below.
Bowen Independent article: published Friday April 15, 2016.
Morris CEO, Fiona Berkin participated in the CEO CookOff held in Brisbane on March 7 for the second time. Securing the spot with only ten days to raise funds had Fiona a little bit nervous but keen to participate nonetheless. Setting the fundraising target to $5,000 was ambitious with the short time frame and following some strong support, this target was smashed with the total amount raised being $6770.00. Fiona ended up being ranked 6th highest fundraiser at the Brisbane event.
Fiona was on the ‘Vegan’ team under the leadership of Alejandro Cancino of the Urbane Group. The team created vegan dishes including mushroom and tomato bruschetta.
The event raised a record $1.6 million. These funds allow OzHarvest to deliver more than three million meals to Australians in need, expand their nutrition education program, NEST and grow their hospitality training program for disadvantaged youth, Nourish.
“Thank you to everyone who supported the CEO CookOff event by way of donation. I truly thought the $5K target was a bit much so to exceed it was fantastic. It was a privilege to be involved with the event and make a difference to the lives of vulnerable people across Australia.”
~ Fiona Berkin | Morris CEO
In conjunction with the Collinsville REX program, Morris proudly supports this community initiative by providing meals and accommodation to James Cook University students on placement in regional Queensland. Read the full article below.
Bowen Independent article: published Wednesday February 3, 2016.
Twenty students were accommodated at our Point Samson Road Village for the duration of the festival, where Morris donated all meals.
The Point Samson Road crew hosted a food stall at the festival. TAHLFest required all catering organisations create dishes that were not deep fried, high in sugar or saturated fats. Our recipes will feature in a recipe book along with other vendors which will be available on the day.