The Blackmores Group has donated $50,000 to the Country Women’s Association of NSW (CWA) Drought Relief fund and an additional $50,000 to the Red Cross Indonesian Earthquake and Tsunami Appeal.
CWA President Annette Turner said: “This support from Blackmores is so welcome and will allow us to continue helping farmers get through this crippling drought”.
Blackmores currently source milk for their Infant formula range from Australian cows and has contributed $5 for each unit of infant formula sold online during August and September. Employees across Blackmores Campuses in NSW have also held fundraising events and Blackmores CEO Richard Henfrey has made a personal donation.
About the donation to the CWA, Mr Henfrey said: “The CWA is a grass roots organisation, as close as can be to the families in need. I am incredibly proud that both our employees and the company are committed wholeheartedly to helping these communities”.
Australian Red Cross CEO Judy Slatyer thanked Blackmores for its contribution. “It’s great to see businesses like Blackmores supporting the people of Sulawesi as they recover from a devastating earthquake and tsunami. Hundreds of Indonesian Red Cross staff and volunteers are on the ground helping to provide vital medical assistance in mobile health clinics and distributing relief items like water trucks, hygiene kits, body bags and tents to house the thousands who are without shelter.”
The Blackmores group has been operating in Indonesia for two years and delivered 77 per cent growth in the 2018 financial year. The brand’s growth in Indonesia is supported by a joint venture with Kalbe Farma, called Kalbe Blackmores Nutrition. Blackmores has a 50 per cent holding in the joint venture.