Community Engagement

Hindmarsh Plumbing’s investment in the communities where we live and work is exciting, diverse and rewarding.

We support local and national charities, contribute time and resources to community projects and engage our indigenous population when working within culturally sensitive areas.

Engagement with charity organisations

We are proud to support and raise money for a number of charity organisations including:

  • Can:Do 4 Kids – Can:Do Caper
  • Cancer Council Australia – Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea
  • Movember – awareness of prostate and testicular cancer and mental health

At Hindmarsh Plumbing, we encourage our employees to become involved in community and charitable activities.

Engagement with Indigenous Communities

We recognise the richness of indigenous cultures and the unique knowledge that indigenous staff bring to our workplace. Our aim is to engage with the indigenous population and build effective, long-term working relationships.

Engagement on community projects

We have donated time and resources to the following projects:

  • Ronald McDonald House
  • CARA Respite Care House
  • Operation Flinders – Yankaninna Station

Cara Respite Care House

The Cara Respite Care House was a significant community care project and a valuable joint venture between Housing SA, Westfield and Cara. This important project provided much needed care facilities for kids with disabilities and their families.

Hindmarsh Plumbing was pleased to be involved in this partnership and contributed plumbing services to the refurbishment of the Cara Respite house in Adelaide. The new Respite Care House provides over 70 children and their families with an important service that is designed to give parents a break and children a fun, safe place to spend some time.

This project allowed us to use our expertise and our excellence in the trade to give back to the community.

Operation Flinders – Yankaninna Station

Operation Flinders Foundation is the owner of the Yankaninna Station in the Flinders Ranges. This foundation is a not for profit South Australian charity which runs programs for young offenders and young people at risk, providing them an opportunity to break away from their past and grow as valued members of the community.

In 2013, Hindmarsh Plumbing sent a couple of plumbers to the Flinders Ranges, along with materials we donated, to work on upgrading the facilities and infrastructure of the Station. The upgrade and expansion of the Station provides a more sustainable facility to better assist with the ongoing work of the Foundation to harness young people with the ability to develop personal attitudes of self-esteem, leadership, motivation, team work and responsibility.

This was an extremely rewarding experience for all of us at HP!

Ronald McDonald House

The Ronald McDonald House (RMH) charity is dedicated to assisting families with seriously ill children. The first house, located a short distance from the Women’s and Children’s Hospital, provides accommodation and support for up to 10 families at a time. Over the past 11 years the house has since provided a home away from home for nearly 1200 families.

Hindmarsh Plumbing volunteered time and resources to assist RMH to establish a secondary house to cater for additional families and build added suitable housing for those requiring accommodation for longer than 3 months.

The project provided a strong sense of giving back to the community.

Puddle Jumpers: Because Kids Matter

Puddle Jumpers is a non-profit organisation committed to responding to the social development needs of society’s most vulnerable children and young people; their work is reserved for children who do not live with their birth parents.

The Community Re-Build for Kids Project is about helping Puddle Jumpers secure a bright future to make sure they can work with children and young people throughout South Australia by renovating a donated property for them to be able to do all their hard work from.

We assisted with fitting the gas hot water, the toilet, the rain water tank, and the bathroom and kitchen taps and sinks. Excitingly, we were able to volunteer time and resources to assist Puddle Jumpers with this valuable project.

“We’re so excited the toilet is connected, the taps are in and we have running water inside. The team from Hindmarsh are amazing – the littlest job through to the biggest! Thank you Hindmarsh Plumbing you are wonderful!” (Puddle Jumpers newsletter)

Arthritis SA

We were excited to be involved in a pilot program offered by Arthritis SA in early 2014 called ‘Feel Well, Live Well, Work Well’

Hindmarsh Plumbing volunteered to be engaged in trialling the program and providing feedback on the sessions where living a healthy life and managing injuries, illnesses and pain inside and outside the workplace was delivered.

Not only did this assist Arthritis SA to better deliver this program to other workplaces in SA, it provided our team members with valuable information to assist in their health management.