Celebrating Opportunity, Employment and Empowerment

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Local business, Holy Cross Laundry, celebrated the achievements and contributions of its employees at its annual International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) celebrations.

IDPwD is a United Nations-sanctioned day that is celebrated internationally. It aims to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability. The theme for 2018 was ‘Empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality’.

Holy Cross Laundry’s celebrations, attended by 220 employees, community members and partners, gave the team the chance to commemorate the years of service by long-serving employees. On the day, 39 staff members were acknowledged for their service of more than 10 years, with 2 employees celebrating 35 years of service.

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Keynote speaker, Leanne Linard MP, presented the longservice awards to the valued employees.

“It is a pleasure to support this truly inclusive, generous and compassionate local business who see people for what they can contribute rather than their limitations,” says Ms Linard.

Holy Cross Laundry is an inclusive workplace that employs more than 340 people, with 43 employees with a disability. All employees receive on-the-job training and support tailored to their individual needs. Holy Cross Laundry works with their employees to create a team where no-one is left behind and people of all abilities have access to equal opportunities.

Holy Cross Laundry is celebrating its 130th year in business in 2019, and is the longest serving commercial laundry operating in Australia. This year, Holy Cross Laundry is focusing on new initiatives to ensure no-one is left behind and people of all abilities have access to equal opportunities.

Holy Cross Laundry | 31 Guardhouse Road, Banyo | Ph. 3637 9299 | www.hcl.org.au