Oh hay, that's cool: When a milestone turns to mission

01 Feb 2020

Priebbenow Silage Contractors recently celebrated 30 years in business - a milestone worth celebrating. But to make the occasion even more special, they decided to turn their anniversary celebration into an event for a good cause.

Adding a charitable element to an event is a great way to boost morale, get employees engaged in giving back to the community, and connect with other businesses in your networks.

Carol Priebbenow, Co-Owner, said her husband has been impacted by prostate cancer so supporting PCFA was a non-brainer.

“We wanted to highlight PCFA and the great work they do in supporting our men and loved ones.

“In our male dominated industry, it was important to us to bring prostate cancer awareness to the forefront and create open conversations amongst our friends, colleagues and loved ones,” Carol says.

Between the auction and personal donations to the cause, the team raised over $27,000 from the night.

Carol says she wants to encourage other companies to think about hosting a fundraiser and giving back.

“We had our milestone event planned and wanted to utilise the opportunity also to benefit others. We have previously held a PCFA BBQ fundraiser with a small auction, with friends, and because this was a big hit with everyone, we were confident to do this on a bigger scale and involve more of our great business connections.

“By sticking to a simple idea, this event was successful and enjoyable. More open conversation, more awareness, funds raised. What we wanted to achieve overall was to give back, and we achieved just that.”