Celebrating a Partnership that’s Really Going Places

 In Charity, Disability, Events, Pathways College, STEPS

STEPS Pathways College students recently visited Shadforth’s Civil Contractors headquarters for a celebratory morning tea to celebrate the incredible generosity of Shadforth, through the company’s donation of a 12 seat luxury transport vehicle to STEPS Pathways College. The vehicle will enable the expanding Pathways cohort to enjoy outings in comfort and style.

Shadforth is one of Queensland’s largest family-owned civil construction companies with more than 700 staff working for the Sunshine Coast business.

Managing Director Ray Shadforth said they are focused on building sustainable communities through great relationships, such as their ongoing partnership with STEPS Charity for the benefit of STEPS Pathways College.

“Attending the annual STEPS Grand Winter Ball for the past few years has really opened my eyes to the great work their team does for our local community,” Ray said.

“Giving this transport vehicle to STEPS Charity will enable lots of STEPS Pathways College students to get out and about and further interact with our community.”

After the delicious feast had been enjoyed, Ray and some of the College students took part in a fun photo shoot to capture an image that will be immortalized through branding on the donated transport vehicle. Branding which Ray said will be a mobile sign board to remind, inform and reiterate what STEPS does for many local families.

STEPS Managing Director Carmel Crouch said she is incredibly thankful for the ongoing partnership between Shadforth and STEPS, and in awe of their generosity.

“Shadforth is a great example of a modern and socially conscious Sunshine Coast company that authentically integrates purpose into their business,” Carmel said.

“They’re a wonderful community supporter and I am so grateful to Ray and his team for this fabulous gift to transport our Pathways students, thank you!”

A delectable spread was laid out at the morning tea with Shadforth staff taking a break from their busy day to enjoy the occasion and mingle with STEPS Pathways College students.

Shadforth staff had the opportunity to hear from students about their studies at the Pathways College – the first educational facility of its kind in Australia teaching young adults with a disability the skills towards a life of independence.

For more information on partnering with STEPS Charity to join the ‘give-back’ revolution and enhance your organisation’s social corporate responsibility, contact 07 5458 3000.



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