We are committed to open and effective communication with local communities that represent the regions in which we operate. At Daracon, it’s our priority to utilise a range of methods to inform and involve these community groups effectively and equitably about our operations.
Our businesses carry out comprehensive planning for all of our operational sites and projects to preclude any foreseeable inconveniences to members of the community. Our management staff are supportive and responsive to community feedback whilst placing the utmost importance on community safety, well-being and the environment throughout all our activities.
Daracon Group continues to foster a strong sense of responsibility within our workforce which is extended in every aspect of community involvement.
Daracon’s commitment to sponsorship is an important part of our business and reflects our dedication to giving back to communities and people who support us.
We are a major sponsor of ‘Variety – the Children’s Charity’ for over two decades and are proud to have raised more than $1,500,000 for children in need.
The culmination of our local fundraising results in the week-long Variety Bash through country NSW, where we give proceeds of our fundraising to deserving schools and community groups. Our cars are specially themed to impress and excite children and adults alike. In addition to the Variety Bash, Daracon employees give generously through our Workplace Giving program.
Daracon regularly supports many events and organisations each year as part of our commitment to the communities in our local areas. Over the past year, we have contributed in excess of $45,000 to many local community teams and events.
We are a major sponsor and active participant for “Variety – the Children’s Charity” and, having been involved for close to two decades, have raised in excess of $1,500,000 for children in need.
The culmination of our local fundraising is the week long Variety Bash through country New South Wales where we give away the proceeds of our fund raising to deserving schools and community groups. Our cars are especially themed to impress and excite children and adults alike. In addition to the Variety Bash, Daracon employees give generously through our workplace giving program raising on average an additional $20,000 per year.
Soul Café was established in August 2003 to serve hot meals to the homeless and disadvantaged people of Newcastle, free-of-charge. Soul Café currently provides more that 700 free meals per week to our community, many of whom are homeless, have a mental illness, substance abuse issue of live in poverty.
The café employs two full-time chefs and provides a community support person who assists clients in areas such as accommodation, finding appropriate welfare support and legal representation and medical advice when required.
Daracon have been supporting Soul Cafe since 2010.