Robert McEniry, MMAL’s president and chief executive officer, presented the cheque to Peter Gill, chief executive officer of St John Ambulance South Australia, at the society’s 2008 national conference held recently at the Adelaide Holiday Inn.
The donation was funded by proceeds from a dealer auction of the last 380 sedan built at MMAL’s Tonsley Park manufacturing site, following the company’s decision to move to a fully imported product line-up in the Australian market. The successful bidder, John Hughes from John Hughes Mitsubishi in Perth, secured ownership of the final sedan with a winning bid of a remarkable $100,000.
Mitsubishi pledged to donate the entire amount to charities, with half the proceeds allocated to the organisation of John’s choice, and the other half to a not-for-profit organisation in South Australia.
“Mitsubishi has a long association with St John Ambulance SA who have fielded teams on-site to provide first aid training to Mitsubishi employees. This vital service has helped preserve Mitsubishi’s excellent occupational health and safety record, and enriched the working and personal lives of our employees.
“The St John Ambulance SA is a self-funded South Australian organisation, this year celebrating our 125th year, and donations like this make it possible for us to continue our charity and humanitarian services to individuals, groups and organisations,” Mr Gill said.
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