These events are an integral part of creating goodwill within our broader community.
Some of the projects we have been involved with include:
Back in 2005, Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School approached us to assist with their group of students who were participating in the Rottnest Channel Swim. Since then we have helped escort the Grammar teams every year, and transfer swimmers on and off their boats.
Greg Bishop and Mitch McCoy have been with us every year to assist and support the School in their endeavours. We can say without hesitation that all involved have found the experience rewarding, especially being part of the achievements of the swimmers!
As part of our relationship, Linmac also sponsor the uniforms for Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School every year.
"Without a shadow of a doubt, the fantastic experience some 140 students have had in competing in the Rottnest Channel Swim would not have occurred if it wasn’t for the unwavering support of people like Lindsay McCoy of Linmac Bearing Equipment.
Lindsay was introduced to our programme in 2005 when we desperately needed a boat and skipper to escort one of our teams in the Rottnest Channel Swim. He proved to be an enthusiastic supporter of the concept and over the next 12 years supported the programme by introducing other community members as support crews and sponsoring new ideas like team uniforms for all concerned.
Most of all, it was his positive encouragement of the teams under his care each year that made Lindsay one of a kind!"
- R (Bob) Marshall, Coach and Coordinator Swimming
At Linmac, we are committed to supporting a diverse workplace. Part of our diversity initiative is the support and implementation of an Indigenous Engagement Strategy across all of our work fronts. We aim to create a culturally aware workspace in which we engage and support Indigenous people by providing jobs and training.
We are currently working alongside local Noongar Elder, Dean Wynne, who is a highly respected member of his community and the director of his company, Indigenous Workabout. The company was founded in 2006, with the intention of mentoring young Indigenous people back into the workforce. Dean is a strong believer in the healing effect of work. He believes that part of the reason for the success of Indigenous Workabout is the strong Noongar role-models. He goes “darbakarn” – slowly – with the new workers, allowing them to develop with his strong support, and the results have been excellent.
Dean’s role with Linmac is to introduce and recruit Indigenous people to the company for work placement, with ongoing mentoring and support, and also providing feedback to Linmac as to how our work environment accepts and supports this strategy.