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*BGC has contributed more than $250,000 towards the construction of the Alzheimer’s Association’s $2.5 million fully integrated live-in respite service facility to be built on gifted land in Bedrock Place, Shenton Park. AAWA is a non-profit organisation established in 1982 to improve the quality of life for people with dementia and their carers. It is dedicated to provide support and advocacy for families, and to share the burden of caring for people with Alzheimer’s disease or a related disorder.

* CHALLENGE Bank employees have raised $22,000 through United Way’s payroll deduction scheme which has enabled the Cerebral Palsy Association to purchase two training wheelchair systems. More than 30 companies were involved in the scheme. Commonwealth Bank employees also donated money to the Cerebral Palsy Association through the Commonwealth Bank Staff Community Fund. A cheque for $37,800 was presented to the association to buy advanced communication equipment to trial with children and adults with cerebral palsy.

* THE family of Perth businessman Bernie Prindiville have made a second $1 million endowment to the University of Notre Dame to fund the Bernie Prindiville Chair of Theology.

The family donated $1 million in 1994.

n WA’S rock lobster fishery won the Michael Kailis Award 2000, the most prestigious honour in the WA Fishing Industry Council Awards, for being the first fishery in the world to receive Marine Stewardship Council certification as an ecologically sustainable fishery. The Diamantina Fishing Company won the Research and Development Award for pioneering the development of a new snow crab fishery in waters from Exmouth to Augusta. Sealanes won the Business of the Year Award, while the MG Kailis Group won the Marketing Award.

*THE South East Metropolitan College of TAFE has been awarded the title of WA Training Provider of the Year for a second year running.

n A NEW education program developed by the Chamber of Minerals and Energy will help primary school students throughout WA unearth a wealth of mineral secrets relating to the Olympic Games.

Called Minerals in the Olympics, the program outlines minerals used for the Olympic Games.

* SOUTH West beef processor and exporter, EG Green & Sons, has won the Australian Institute of Management’s Large Employer of the Year Award.

Presented at the WA 2000 Training Excellence Awards, it was shared with the Brightwater Care Group. WA’s biggest beef processor and exporter, established at Harvey in 1919, employs about 350 people and annually processes about 170,000 cattle, of which two thirds are exported.

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