Friday, August 22, 2014

Barcaldine Fundraiser



As you all may already know, the 2010-2011 floods in Queensland were devastating. UniPhi for Major Projects was chosen as the portfolio and project management tool by Jacobs (then known as SKM) in the subsequent flood recovery program.One of the key regions UniPhi supported was the Central West region of Queensland. On August 16, the town of Barcaldine hosted a fundraising event to raise funds for the local community and thank everybody involved in the recovery project.


“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.”
  - Charles Dickens

We were proud to be involved in the event through our donation of two iPads for auction with all proceeds to go to charity. We chose iPads in celebration of our new OnSite app which was developed based off feedback from users of UniPhi for Major Projects on this program. The day proved to be of success, with David Lynn Project Director at Jacobs mentioning:

"We raised $8,000, which was well above expectations. Jacobs matched dollar for dollar, what was raised, which obviously doubled the take. The iPads were hot items. They went for almost market price $500-600 each. Everyone was in the spirit of the fund raising and paid handsomely for items."
All proceeds went to a local charity or centre.

We at UniPhi like to think that we 'lighten the burden of another' with our PM tools. Making all areas of project management smoother and easier. But when our tools can be used for such big projects, like the Queensland flood recovery, which helped the community greatly with the after effects of the floods, it really makes our work that little bit more rewarding.
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