FMG & REMA TIP TOP unite to help Madison realise a dream.
REMA TIP TOP’s Al Peddie, Benedikt Schneider and Scott McGeachie present Russ Murray with vouchers to help make memories at Disneyland.
Ataxia–telangiectasia (A-T) is a rare inherited disorder that affects the nervous system, immune system, and other body systems. The condition is incurable and degenerative and only affects 1 in 100,000 people worldwide.
7 year-old Madison Murray is one of those afflicted by the condition, but in the short term her focus, like many other little girls around the world, is visiting Disneyland.
Madison’s father, Russ Murray has been with REMA TIP TOP in Australia for over 15 years, working in maintenance and coordination roles in New South Wales and Western Australia. Recently, workmates at his former location at FMG Port Hedland Operations banded together to raise funds, as part of their annual focus on Rare Diseases day.
Through fundraising initiatives including a morning tea, raffles – and even pooling together frequent flyer points – the team raised enough to send Madison and her family to Disneyland in California. Not satisfied with flights and tickets to the “happiest place on earth”, the team raised cash donations which were generously matched by both FMG Port Hedland Operations and REMA TIP TOP.
This meant a further $2900 was raised to go towards travel expenses and ensure Madison enjoys the trip of a lifetime.
“We could not be happier to have supported this exciting adventure for little Madison and her family and we are in awe of the effort and generosity our people and also those at FMG Port Hedland Operations,” said Scott McGeachie, REMA TIP TOP Australia General Manager. “We’re proud to have played a small role in helping one of our families through a tough time with a glimmer of something magical.”