Dave Steele and Cummins for MND Victoria
Cummins Laverton has chosen to support MND Victoria through a series of monthly fundraising activities in 2020, as sadly our Colleague and friend Dave Steele was diagnosed with this disease in November 2019.
Dave has a long history of employment with Cummins spanning back to 1990 when he started as an Apprentice in the Parts Department of the Mount Gambier Branch; since then he has also worked at Cummins Branches in Dandenong, Campbellfield and most lately in the Role of Parts Manager at Laverton since 2012. Dave has a great sense of humour and is often “En pointe” at our Management Team meetings; however, I’m sure his wife Kim thinks his latest attire of ‘Socks, Crocs and Boardies’ that he wears to walk along to the local shops won’t become Boardroom attire any time soon.
For the last 3 years, Dave has been the Cummins co-ordinator of ‘The Very Special Kids’ treadmill challenge and has successfully encouraged colleagues to fundraise for children with terminal illnesses. It would be great if colleagues who supported Dave in his efforts to fundraise for this cause, can now return the favour and support him in his effort to raise $20k in 2020 for MND Victoria.
We are as much a family as business colleagues at Laverton, and we want to ensure that Dave’s comfort and wellbeing at work can be maintained while he travels along this unknown road. To do so, we are encouraging the 100+ employees based at the site to get involved in monthly activities including Walk to D’feet MND, Bogan Bingo, MND Charity Ball, Branch BBQ etc. and will have one final push at the end of year Christmas function with a silent auction. This will also permit colleagues from our branch network, customers, suppliers, family and friends who have known Dave for a long time to participate in events, all the while increasing awareness of the disease and raising much needed funds.