Due to freight and supply chain problems being experienced across Australia, the City of Kwinana was facing the issue of not being about to secure the 32,000 packets of lollies required to supply the families of Kwinana for the 2022 Lolly Run.
A call out for help saw BGC, one of Australia’s leading construction materials and building products businesses, come to the City’s rescue and secure transport of the pallets of lollies over 3,500km from Seaford in Victoria to the City of Kwinana in preparation for the 2022 Lolly Run.
Mayor Carol Adams said the City of Kwinana could not be more grateful to BGC for genuinely helping to save this year’s lolly run, a 65-year-old tradition unique to the Kwinana community.
“The past few years have seen the Lolly Run continue to increase in size to the extent we are requiring more and more lollies so that our helpers can distribute them to the community over the seven nights that the event takes place,” she said.
“BGC have really demonstrated what the Christmas spirit is all about by generously giving something wonderful back to the people of Kwinana. After our CEO, Wayne Jack contacted BGC’s Sam Buckeridge and explained our dilemma, Sam recognised the importance of this event and immediately put into action a plan that helped us save this important Kwinana tradition,” she said.
BGC’s Non-Executive Director Sam Buckeridge said, “BGC is very pleased to have been able to assist the City of Kwinana with this long standing and important community initiative.”
The City of Kwinana 2022 Lolly Run occurs over seven nights, from the 17 to the 23 December, and will see four trucks drive every residential street in Kwinana, with volunteers distributing lollies to Kwinana community members.
Fore more information about the 2022 City of Kwinana Lolly Run visit > www.kwinana.wa.gov.au/lollyrun2022