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Community Engagement

Community Engagement

Mader, making a lasting difference

Through our Tools for Life program, Mader Group is proud to support a growing number of communities across the globe, forging strong local connections and an organisational culture of participation and mindfulness. 

We recognise the opportunity that the mining sector has, to improve socio-economic development, particularly in remote and regional areas. Mader strives to empower communities, improve social dynamics and lessen educational inequality through our Tools for Life program, which supports of a broad scope of local events, sporting clubs, schools and community groups. With operations across 4 continents, our charitable arm extends further than ever before.


Mandurah Mustangs (a footy team for those with disability)

Ever considered what a world without sport would be like? For some, it's unimaginable. This footy season, Mader Group is backing the Mandurah Mustangs - a unique team that is now giving individuals with a disability an opportunity to play, many for the first time! The integrated football team is an exciting new initiative spearheaded by Midway Community Care and proudly sponsored by Mader Group.

Central Highlands MotoX Series

Taking place in the Central Highlands (Queensland), this community event showcases budding to senior motocross skills across the region over a series of weekends. With strong ties to the Central Highlands region, Mader was proud to sponsor the Blackwater and Emerald components of the series.

Birak Concert

Produced by Aboriginal Shows and Productions, in conjunction with the City of Perth, this vibrant event unifies some of Australia’s most talented artists in an effort to raise awareness for suicide prevention. Mader was proud to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and raise awareness for suicide prevention through the sponsorship of the event's Youth Zone, a precinct of stalls designed to highlight the abundance of opportunity available to today’s youth.

AFL Masters WA Beyond Blue Charity Golf Day

AFL Masters WA is a community based brand of AFL that is played in every State and Territory of Australia. The modified structure of the game provides an opportunity to be healthy, active, promote fun and be mentally fit. AFL Masters WA host a charity golf day with the support of their members and sponsors. This successful event has raised $20,000 over the past three years and Mader look forward to participating in the golf day whilst helping AFL Masters achieve their donation goals for mental health charity Beyond Blue.

Run For MI Life

Mader is a sponsor for the 2019 Mackay Sugar Run For MI Life, a charity that inspires men to seek support through open communication about mental health. With runs taking place in Moranbah, Walkerston and Brisbane, 2019 proceeds will go to Grapevine Group - a locally founded grassroots volunteer group raising awareness for suicide prevention in the Mackay region. Since 2014, this event has raised over $150K and Mader look forward to helping Run For MI Life reach their 2019 target of $100K!

Blokes Brekky - Hosted by Run for MI Life

The Blokes Brekky is for men and women who want to know how to support their friends going through mental health issues. Guests will hear and learn from other-men who have experienced suicidal thoughts or depression, and how they’ve managed to survive and thrive. Mader commends the efforts of this worthy cause and are honored to be a part of the movement as a donor.

Kiwi Roos (Indigenous and Maori Touch Football Team)

The ‘Kiwi Roos,’ Touch Football Team of Tom Price is proudly supported by Mader. Thanks to Mader's sponsorship, the Kiwi Roos were able to create a team that heavily involves indigenous talent, supporting both community development and culture.

Roxby Downs Football Club

Mader is a Gold Member of the Roxby Downs Football Club (South Australia AFL). Mader is proud to support this tight-knit club, where the future generation of AFL players are built in a highly involved community.

Townsite Eagles Football Club 

The local champions of Tom Price in Western Australia, the Townsite Eagles took out the 2018 Minor Premiership. Mader supported the team through the supply of jumpers for their Indigenous round.

Boulder City Football Club 

The local champions of Western Australia's oldest country Football club in Kalgoorlie. This iconic team have a valiant and passionate history which Mader Group is proud to be a part of, through longstanding sponsorship.

Robe River Rodeo  

Running for over 20 years, this not for profit Campdraft & Rodeo event is held annually in the township of Pannawonica in the Pilbara, Western Australia. Attracting almost 3000 people to the town each year, this event is an opportunity to showcase local talent and bring business and national music artists into an otherwise quiet town of just 695 people. 

Newman Campdraft & Rodeo Association

This small Pilbara Rodeo club has approximately 25 members and is entirely run by club members and volunteers. Relying heavily on generous sponsors, such as Mader Group, to help keep community clinics, campdrafts and rodeos running for youth and adults alike.

Newman 12-hour Enduro 

A flagship event hosted by the Newman Enduro Club on a cattle station 42km south of Newman. Kicking off at the break of dawn, local junior and senior motorbike riders take race along station roads, single trail, riverbed and rocky outcrops. In 2018, Mader supported a team of riders for the first time, including Travis Lawrance, a loyal Mader employee of 10 years! 

The Moranbah Rodeo

The Moranbah Rodeo, held in Moranbah Queensland is a highly popular community event, with event-goers in the thousands each year. The Rodeo brings together people from all over Australia and in 2019, Mader will have naming rights, aptly renaming the event ‘The Mader 2019 Moranbah Rodeo.’ Mader is proud to get involved in events that provide joy and excitement for communities.

Boddington Lions Rodeo

A popular community event for families, the Boddington Lions Rodeo attracts locals and families from surrounding areas. With close ties to the Boddington area, Mader was honoured to support local talent and bring business into an otherwise quiet town.

BMXQ state championships

Funded by Queensland Sport and Recreation, the BMX QLD Inc. promotes BMX riding across metro and regional Queensland. Uniting 33 clubs from the Gold Coast to Weipa, this sponsorship helps to bring together budding sporting champions across the state. Our sponsorship of this event serves to reflect our promotion of maintaining a healthy work-life balance.

Mackay Eisteddfod

Dating back to before the World Wars, Eisteddfod’s have a long history in Mackay. The post-war 1947 Mackay Eisteddfod was the first to hit the region and they have been an enduring tradition since. Whilst this sponsorship was one of Mader’s more humble offerings, it reflects our vision to remind staff and stakeholders of the importance of family and work-life balance.

MacKay City Hawks Football Club

Mader Group is a Platinum Sponsor of the MacKay City Hawks Football Club (Queensland AFL). Understanding the strong influence sporting clubs have on younger generations in metro and regional areas, Mader was proud to support these talented footballers and community role models.

Paraplegic Benefit Fund Australia

The Paraplegic Benefit Fund helps ease the impact of a spinal cord injury, from working with patients to providing financial assistance and employment opportunities. We have partnered with PBF to help our employees learn first hand that choices can impact your life. Safety is crucial to our operations, and the PBF program is designed to create empathy through a first-person experience, influencing our employees to modify their behaviours and attitudes towards safety. 

Tom Price Senior High School Valedictory Ceremony

Mader Group was proud to sponsor an award at the 2018 Tom Price Senior High School Valedictory Ceremony alongside major community members including Rio Tinto, Sodexo, Tom Price Volunteer Fire & Rescue, The Australian Defence Force and State Emergency Service. The diverse range of sponsors highlighted the rich opportunities available to graduating students in today's time. 

Roxby Downs Council

The Roxby Council is a young, vibrant South Australian Local Government. Mader Group is proud to sponsor the Roxby Downs Council's Community Champion or Young Community Champion Award. The Roxby Council manages various facilities, recreational centres and youth group which are essential to improving Roxby Downs quality of life. 

Rural Aid Golf Day

Mader has jumped on board to support Rural Aid by being a silver sponsor for the 2019 Rural Aid Golf Day at Emerald Golf Club in Queensland. This day aims to raise money for rural farmers in Queensland. Rural Aid provides a helping hand when times are tough and relies on generosity from others to make contributions to their cause.

The MACA Cancer 200: Ride for Research  

Fundraising for the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, Mader pulled together teams of up to 20 riders for 2016 - 2019. This is the largest cycling fundraiser in Western Australia and takes extraordinary commitment and dedication of thousands of riders and crew. Since 2016, our Mader team has raised more than $95,000! 

Pirate Ship Foundation - 'Walk the Plank' 

Mader proudly sponsors the Pirate Ship Foundation, a foundation committed to advancing discovery in childhood brain cancer research, funding world-class scientific research in the discovery of better, less damaging treatments, and ultimately a cure. Byrnecut Australia Managing Director, Pat Boniwell has committed to “Walk the Plank” off one of the diving boards at HBF Stadium in Mount Claremont on the afternoon of June 7th 2019. Mader commends the amazing effort of the world-renowned researchers and all those who fundraise for childhood brain cancer research. 

CITIC Pacific Mining Karratha Pro-Am

Mader Group proudly sponsored and participated in the 2019 CITIC Pacific Mining Pro-Am in Karratha. This golf event attracts 25-professional golfers to the Karratha Golf Club, bringing together professional and amateur golfers for an exceptional day. Mader Group provided prizes for a hole in one and for the nearest pin on #16. This well-managed and sponsored event was enjoyed by all participants.

Desert Dirt Kart Club

Mader are delighted to sponsor the Desert Dirt Kart Club that is based out of Roxby Downs, South Australia. The Desert Dirt Club provide education and kart practice to people of all ages, as well as hosting competitive races, with competitors given the opportunity to travel all over Australia.

Thunderbox - Shitbox Rally

Mader is supporting Kelvin Woods and Russell Clayton, who together make, Thunderbox. For over six years, the pair have participated in the Shitbox Rally to raise funds for the Cancer Council. In May 2019, Thunderbox drove from Perth to Sydney via Uluru in a 1966 Humber purchased for $500. Shitbox Rally is not a race, rather a challenge to achieve the unthinkable… To drive cars worth just $1,000 across Australia via some of its most formidable roads, all in the name of charity. The Thunderbox has raised over $50,000 since 2013.

Mader Racing Escort

Dashing around Western Australia and flying the Mader flag high, our sponsorship of the YB Cosworth powered Mk2 Escort reminds us of the importance of a work-life balance which is often lost in the rise of never-ending workdays. No time to do the things you love? Ask us about our lifestyle rosters.

Charity Initiatives

Fundraising for Heart Foundation at the Sino Iron Ore Project

Mader Group partnered with CITIC Pacific Mining to raise funds for Heart Foundation at the Sino Iron Ore Project mine site. Donating a Giant Talon Mountain bike, this raffle prize serves to highlight the importance of work-life balance and incorporating fitness into your everyday routine.

Relay for Life - Peel Meadow Springs

The Meadow Springs community participate in Relay for Life annually to celebrate local cancer survivors and recognise the unsung heroes – their carers. Raising vital funds for Cancer Council research and support services, this event is an opportunity to honour all those affected by cancer and remember loved ones lost.

Donation of bikes to Heart Kids Foundation

Mader Group recently hosted a team building event challenging employees to a series of competitions to forge effective communication and encourage teamwork. Ending with a bike assembly challenge, the group was greeted with the arrival of three children and a Heart Kids Foundation representative. To our employees' surprise, the bikes were donated to Zara, Dylan and Matthew - three inspirational warriors who had been through open heart surgery. Competitive banter and team building challenges suddenly felt very small as the kids took their bikes for a spin for the first time.

Donation of engines to Thornlie Tafe

As the mining sector continues to ramp up and demand for specialist skills increases, both private and public organisations are realising the vital importance of equipping our youth with the knowledge and skills to fill occupational gaps. Mader is supporting our industry’s superstars of tomorrow through a donation of 3 diesel engines to Thornlie Tafe. Initiated and coordinated by Mader's Perth workshop, the donation will assist in training Perth's youth through a Heavy Duty Mechanic Apprentice Program.

Volunteer Initiatives

Mader believes participating in corporate volunteer initiatives to help staff establish a sense of purpose critical to maintaining a fulfilled, engaged and productive workforce, whilst also strengthening ties and making a valuable difference in the community.

School Construction Project -  Zambia 

Every child is deserving of a good education, however, this is often beyond reach in many developing countries. Mader is currently assisting with the construction of an extension project at Kijilamatambo School through the donation of USD$20,000 and a lending hand by a select team of Mader's Technical Advisors and Trainers. Read more here >>

“Keep Fit” Program - Solwezi, Zambia

Mader Group takes pride in encouraging locals to get out on the field to promote health and fitness, through the sponsorship of a local soccer club in Solwezi, Zambia. 

Elephants Football Club - Laos

Enabling local Laos nationals to participate in the AFL Asian Championship, Mader's sponsorship of the Elephants Football Club allows very talented footballers a chance to showcase their skills against other teams from the region.

Gobi Rugby Club - Mongolia

Mader sponsors the "Rugby Club" which is surprisingly not a sporting association. This ambitious club participates in initiatives such as funding for orphanage equipment and various charities across Mongolia. 

Contribution to Cricket Facilities - Mongolia

Often it takes just a simple push for momentum to develop into an unstoppable force. Sport is the momentum communities need to culturally and socially connect communities. Mader recently contributed to the construction of cricket facilities for youth in Mongolia, including a set of cricket nets.

Ronald McDonald House - Home for Dinner Program 

Each Ronald McDonald House relies on a large team of volunteers every day to help families of seriously ill children across Australia. Mader has joined this mission by taking part in the Perth Home for Dinner Program. Welcoming families with a smile, a team of Mader employees will band together to cook a homemade dinner for those staying at Ronald McDonald House. After a long day by their child's hospital bed, a warm meal helps to ease the burden of their difficult journey.

Gillette College Annual Skills Competition - Wyoming

Mader Group was privileged to join the Gillette College for their annual skills competition in Wyoming. Supported by some of the biggest players in the industry, this event showcases our next generation of tradespeople and serves an annual backdrop to see them in action. Students were tested on a range of mechanical knowledge including diagnosis, hydraulics, basic measuring, and component breakdown and rebuilds. Mader was proud to award the first prize high school and college winners with Milwaukee Tool North America 1/2 rattle gun kits and the rest of the students got a chance to explore the Mader trucks and gear throughout the event.

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