Our Contribution to the Community

We pride ourselves in being involved and giving back to the community we live and work in.
Umwelt regularly organises and participates in charity activities to support the local
community.


Christmas

Each Christmas we spend time supporting local charities through a range of activities. In the
past these have included donating food and toys, packing Christmas hampers and preparing
Christmas bags for unwell children in hospital.

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Lake Macquarie Rotary

For the last seven years we have been a significant supporter of Paddlefest and Winterfest
events for Lake Macquarie Rotary with some staff integral to the creation and ongoing success
of these two lake based community days.

Each of these events encourages people to get active and enjoy life on beautiful Lake
Macquarie. A significant amount of money is raised as part of the events to support local
charities.

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Twitchathon

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For the last several years, we have had teams
participating in the Twitchathon. This is a
fundraiser organised through BirdLife
Australia whereby teams of “birders”
compete over a 24 hour period to see as
many different bird species as possible.

This event has been going for 18 years now,
and has raised many thousands of dollars for
bird conservation programs across NSW and
the ACT.

Local programs in NSW that have benefited
from these funds include the Powerful Owl
Program, Cowra woodland birds project, tree
planting in the Capertee Valley (for regent
honeyeaters), the Hunter Shorebird Roost
Site Protection Project and Gosford’s Friends
of the Bush Stone-curlew program.