From Sydney to Outback SA and Back Again: A Corporate Volunteering Experience

17 September 2011

Just a note to let you know that the Bronco Branding event, supported by our 9 Hartmann willing volunteers went off very well last week. Among the interesting things we were asked to do was moving a bar (the whole structure) on a 1950's Toyota Truck, cleaning toilet blocks, erecting a flagpole (Gary's specialty) and serving I-don't-know-how-many 4X Gold and Bundy Rum and coke. We also moved the donkey successfully (I'll leave that to you to figure out).

Gillian Fennel, her husband Mark and dad Allan were fantastic hosts and are a real advertisement for how people on the land can use the Outback Links program for the benefit of all concerned.

I was very proud of how my team performed, having worked themselves to a standstill on a number of occasions during the week. The team worked well together and achieved a great result. There were more people attended the event this year than in the previous 4 years it has been run. All of us - the local community, Frontier Services and the Hartmann gang benefitted from the experience. It was great to contribute to the community, to work physically to produce a result and to work positively together as a team.

I would like to thank you, Davida and Frontier Services for providing the opportunity for Hartmann to be involved in the Marla Bronco Branding event.
I am happy to recommend participating in the Outback Links program to any company or organisation that is considering volunteering their services.


David Clarke
Managing Director
Paul Hartmann Pty Ltd
Homebush 2140 NSW Australia