Fantastic Fastrac Foodservice Donations

Lord Somers Camp have been generously donated a range of dry goods, chilled products and meat from Fastrac Foodservice. The recent fortnightly food donations from Fastrac are used in delicious meals our kitchen team prepare, cook, package and then donate to the Westernport Community Centre. The contribution Fastrac have made supports us to continue our meal donation initiative with high quality ingredients.

Our fantastic Fastrac representative Bernadette personally delivers excess stock from their warehouse that would otherwise be sent to landfill. Together we are reducing food wastage and providing nourishing meals to those in need. Says Bernadette, ‘Fastrac understands the importance of providing a wide range of products to meet the ever-changing needs of our customers.” She adds, “I love donating to you guys and seeing the results!”

Lord Somers Camp have donated over 3500 meals and we are proud to continue with the support of our fabulous suppliers.

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Magic Mobility Wheelchairs

A great news story has come out of the sale of our Combi Oven. It was purchased by a fantastic business called Magic Mobility who is a leading Australian power wheelchair designer, developer and manufacturer.  

Their focus is on creating wheelchairs tailored and customised to individual needs. They are determined to push the boundaries of what electric wheelchairs can achieve and above all, provide users with choice. Our Combi Oven will be used for the powder coating process to make custom wheelchair parts such as a camera attachment for photographers.  

To check out their amazing work head to https://www.magicmobility.com.au/ and browse their incredible range of wheelchairs and accessories. 

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Sustainable recycled tent bags by ‘Schusser Threads’

Our camp activity staff member Steph made a donation to a fabulous business based on Wurundjeri land called Schusser Threads.

15 of our old tents that were destined for landfill were donated to Abi who is behind the one-woman business, who then made the old tents into beautiful bags. The materials for these bags were used to provide camping to schools for 10+ years, giving our well-used gear a chance at a second life.

Abi crafts everything with the utmost dedication to sustainability and ethical sourcing, right down to the type of thread she uses. Each bag is slightly unique, and features different parts of the tents, whether it’s the mesh inner, the instructional diagrams of setting up the tent, or the old hire badges from the previous company.

Check out her website below if you would like to make a meaningful purchase and support this great business.  https://www.schusserthreads.com.au/products/upcycled-tent-tote  

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3500 meals donated to Westernport Community Support… and counting!

Last week Josh our Camp Operations Manager and Zac our Head Chef at Lord Somers Camp attended the Balnarring Community Bank’s 16th birthday. During the event they presented us with a donation to the value of $1600. This is a generous contribution to supporting the ongoing meal donations we have been giving to the Westernport Community Support Centre. So far in the past year we have donated a grand total of 3500 meals, which we look forward to continuing. 

Our own suppliers have been a huge part of this meal donation initiative providing us with ingredients for the meals. Thank you to George from High On Fruit our vegetable supplier who has donated fresh vegetables to us for the past year. Thank you to Bernadette from Fastrac Food Services who have also donated to us recently. Thank you to Ben from Meat 2 Please who has also recently started to donate meat to us.  

A very special thank you goes to our team Zac, Helen, Alycia, Tavian and Talia for all their efforts in the kitchen at camp. Each week they are busy preparing, cooking, packaging, labelling and delivering these meals to those in need. A giant thank you also goes out to Georgia from Westernport Community Support for all your encouragement, and engaging us with Bendigo Bank for our positive impact on the local community.  

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