Australian construction hire company Preston Hire recently joined forces with global contracting company Brookfield Multiplex at Capital Square construction site in Perth’s CBD for Cystic Fibrosis Australia.
In a bid to help raise money and awareness Preston Hire installed one of their SuperDeck® loading platforms to the 28 level construction site with a red rose as a symbol for advocacy group Cystic Fibrosis Australia (CFA).
Named after five-year-old Tilly Martin a brave young girl who has Cystic Fibrosis, ‘Tilly’s Deck’ will be used to load materials safely to various levels of Woodside Petroleum’s new headquarters on Mounts Bay Road in Perth.
Cystic Fibrosis is a genetic disorder of the lungs that affects one in 25 Australians explains Marika Preston, Preston Hire Charity Coordinator:
“People with Cystic Fibrosis face a life-long challenge and this is a way to help build awareness of the disease as well as the great work done by Cystic Fibrosis Australia.”
"After beginning a corporate relationship with Cystic Fibrosis Australia last year we really wanted to come up with an ideal way to raise awareness. Preston Hire is extremely proud to partner with Brookfield Multiplex and be able to place this special platform in such a prominent location.”
Brookfield Multiplex Regional Managing Director of Western Australia, Mr Chris Palandri, said:
“We are pleased to do our part in raising awareness for Cystic Fibrosis Australia and ‘Tilly’s Deck’ will be on display prominently on the Perth skyline facing the Mitchell Freeway as the construction of Woodside’s new HQ continues.”
This is a cause close the hearts of those at Preston Hire, as Charity Coordinator Marika Preston has a four-year-old nephew battles with Cystic Fibrosis (CF). There is currently no cure for this disorder that mainly affects the lungs and digestive system. People with Cystic Fibrosis develop an abnormal amount mucus within the lungs, airways and the digestive system causing impairment to an individual’s digestive functions.
This is the second time Preston Hire and Brookfield Multiplex have come together to raise awareness for Cystic Fibrosis.