Rebecca Vickers – An Advocate for doing good in local community
Elastomers Australia NSW Client Support Officer Rebecca Vickers has always been an active and driven person, with a passion for both sports and giving back to the community.
She is actively involved in the Rotary Club of Singleton on Hunter, serving as the P&C Treasurer and contributing to various community initiatives aimed at cultivating an inclusive environment that brings people together.
Founded in 1990, the club focuses on service projects within the community, fundraising and weekly social meetings with guest speakers.
The club’s historical exclusivity to men made it all the more enticing for Rebecca when she received an open invitation welcoming individuals of all genders. Rebecca was drawn to the club’s inclusivity, which is a cause that she deeply cherishes and advocates for.
Rebecca finds it fortunate to be a part of a community that values volunteering and supporting the local community.
The Rotary Club of Singleton on Hunter is currently gearing up for its 40th annual art prize which returns the proceeds of the community by way of cash grants.
Rebecca is playing a key role in organising the event which brings local and many interstate artists together.
Rebecca has been able to bring the club’s passion and support for local community charities to her other passion, riding.
“We recently got the club involved with Soft Cogs Incorporated, which is a team who share their love of riding bikes and raising money for a variety of fundraising events.”
Among the events they participate in is the annual MS Gong Ride. A charity cycling event held in November each year, and last year saw about 10,000 riders raise nearly $2.8 million to support and raise awareness for people living with multiple sclerosis (MS).
This year’s ride will commemorate Rebecca’s ninth year participating with the Soft Cogs team and the 2nd year with the Rotary Club. The Soft Cogs team is anticipated to include 110 riders, all working together towards their collective goal of raising $100,000.
Rebecca explained the MS Gong Ride is not just a bike ride, it’s a journey of hope, community, and determination to make a difference in the lives of those affected by MS.
“Soft Cogs has been able to raise an impressive sum of $1 million dollars for MS Australia since 2005, positioning our club among the top contributors to this fundraising event,” Rebecca said.
“This fundraising event extends a warm invitation to all individuals with a bike, regardless of their fitness level, as every mile pedalled contributes significantly to the fight against Multiple Sclerosis.”
Joining the Elastomers team has allowed Rebecca to apply her passion to be involved in local community and charity events at work.
Elastomers Australia proudly supports a variety of charities and associations like Special Children’s Christmas Party, appeals such as Red Nose Day and various cancer charities that enable us to support and give back to our local and wider community.
As an administration professional for the last 20 years, Rebecca has gained extensive experience in managing various aspects of office operations and is a reliable team member within the business.
On the occasion of her one-year anniversary with Elastomers Australia, Rebecca expressed that she was delighted with the company’s welcoming team culture, which, in her opinion, evokes the camaraderie she experiences as a member of several clubs.
Rebecca finds fulfilment in the work she does and is excited for the next chapter in her Elastomers career.
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