News

Businesses suit up for blood battle

RW Ramsey and Co. partner Paul Saba and Bendigo Bank regional manager Michael List compete to give the most blood.
RW Ramsey and Co. partner Paul Saba and Bendigo Bank regional manager Michael List compete to give the most blood. Sarah Harvey

IPSWICH businesspeople are being encouraged to roll up their sleeves and save lives with a blood donation this month.

The Australian Red Cross Blood Service has put out the Battle of the Suits challenge, which encourages Queensland businesses to compete for the title of most generous blood donators.

Ipswich-based Bendigo Bank staff and RW Ramsey and Co. employees are two teams that will go head to head to show their support for those in need of blood.

Although the Bendigo Bank, with a 300-strong staff, definitely has the competitive advantage, representatives from both companies agreed the biggest winners would be the recipients of their donations.

Michael List, Bendigo and Adelaide Bank regional manager for south-west Queensland, said bank workers were keen to support their local community.

"For a number of people in our community, not having access to life-saving blood may not be something they think about until an emergency happens," Mr List said.

"We're delighted to take part in the challenge; it means that people in our community can receive blood when they need it most."

RW Ramsey accounting partner Paul Saba said the firm would allow workers time off to donate blood.

"We're going to make a small sacrifice to help out the community," Mr Saba said.

The battle will run until March 13 and will rank businesses in both Ipswich and state-wide charts.

For more information phone Blood Service community relations officer Danielle English on 3432 5509.

 

SEEING RED

One in three people will need blood but only one in 30 people currently give blood

Australians need more than 27,000 donations each week

Donated blood helps people with cancer, serious illnesses and injuries, as well as babies and expectant mums

Topics:  australian red cross blood service blood donation



How to survive a bushfire in your car

IT SOUNDS like a nightmare, but it can happen.

Eight reasons to join the RFS

SPREAD across 93% of Queensland, the Rural Fire Service has about 36,000 volunteers. And you could be one of them.

What if my insurer gives me grief?

CLAIMING your insurance cover after a natural disaster can go one of two ways. It can be a breeze, or like pulling teeth.

'He's my house deposit': bulk bill IVF welcomed in Bundy

'I WORKED THREE JOBS': Krystal Templeton with her son Marty.

"This,” Krystal says holding a smiling Marty, " is my house deposit”

Bundy dad to be behind bars for Christmas

Man's matter adjourned until February

Local Partners

Rob's off to start a fresh new chapter

AFTER more than three decades delivering fruit and vegies to loyal customers across Bundaberg, Robert Ward is packing up his ute and retiring.


Kernaghan's a 'boy from the bush' with a timeless quality

Country music singer Lee Kernaghan.

Lee Kernaghan is celebrating the 25th year of his breakthrough song.

What's on: Saturday, December 3

Not sure what to do today? We've got you covered

Head to the sugar museum for a sweet taste of history

Cutting the ribbon to officially open the revamped Sugar Museum at Fairymead House is Mayor Jack Dempsey and Fairymead House Team Leader Hayley Vale.

Learn about the industry that made Bundy what it is

Chris Pratt fell asleep while babysitting

Chris Pratt revealed he fell asleep during babysitting duties

Kylie Minogue: I want to get married soon

Pop star Kylie Minogue has revealed she hopes to get married soon

Amanda Seyfried lets slip the sex of her baby

Amanda Seyfried has suggested the sex of her baby

Meet the Brisbane breakfast radio king's replacement

Craig Zonca ABC Radio

ABC announces Craig Zonca as the replacement for Spencer Howson

How predictable are your Netflix habits?

Stranger Things is taking the world by storm as a new-age nostalgic Sci-Fi Thriller

The new entertainment binging pattern

Kanye West is on the mend now he's back from hospital

Kanye West is more relaxed since returning home from hospital

Ipswich City Properties asset portfolio retains its value

Ipswich City Council Administration Building, South Street, Ipswich. Photo: Claudia Baxter / The Queensland Times

New website launched by Ipswich City Council

INSIDE STORY: The highlights of your $150 million CBD

GRAND PLAN: The highlights of the Ipswich CBD redevelopment and where they will be located.

Work on city heart's radical transformation to begin next year

VOTE IN OUR POLL: Sand mine opponents face serious dilemma

Public meeting for the proposed sand mine at Maroochydore last week.

Coast MP calls on Minister to stop KRA proposal with stroke of a pen

Developer's grand new multi-million dollar estate

NEW ESTATE: This is the only plan revealed by the property developer's new Billabongs Estate in Agnes Water.

DEVELOPER given the go ahead for a massive estate with 149 homes.

Couple's desperate $550K price drop to sell Gladstone home

Brian Headley and Kirstene Staib are selling their Kin Kora mansion for $750,000.

TELL tale sign of Gladstone's property market.

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!