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Choices for change

Choices for change

We all cherish the freedom to choose, yet for cancer patients, this freedom is unjustly stripped away.

In the realm of selfless acts for a cause, Simone Kylstra undoubtedly takes a significant spot. She is not just gearing up to chop off her long brown locks but is also committed to having her head shaved in March in support of The World’s Greatest Shave.

Simone has made the bold decision to shave off her long hair, aligning herself with the commendable work of the Leukaemia Foundation. Currently, there are 140,000 families grappling with blood cancer in Australia. Shockingly, this disease claims the lives of 16 Australians every day, with projections indicating a potential doubling of these numbers by 2035. The World’s Greatest Shave is dedicated to providing support for those battling this formidable disease, and the funds raised play a pivotal role in making a meaningful impact on their lives.

“I’ve had long hair for the majority of my life, so you could say it’s become a part of my identity. However, sometimes, the call to make a difference outweighs personal attachments,” shared Simone. “I’ve considered participating in The World’s Greatest Shave for several years, but I always found an excuse. This year, I decided the excuses stop. I’m blessed to have the choice to lose my hair, but for cancer patients, that choice is stolen from them. I’ve been a regular blood donor but have never done anything this significant before.”

Simone will be shedding her locks in front of the Wollongong Ericom team, with our People and Culture Manager, Jarreau Broadhurst, making the first and biggest cut – chopping off Simone’s ponytail. This ponytail will be donated to create a wig for patients undergoing chemotherapy, with 20 ponytails needed for just one wig. The highest donating staff member will earn the honour of handling the clippers and will be responsible for meticulously collecting all clippings. These clippings will be bagged up for Sustainable Salons, who will repurpose them into Hair Booms, aiding in the cleanup of oil spills on land and at sea, processed for compost to create supercharged soil, and used in lieu of heavy metals in technology like OLED displays.

When asked about her anticipation for the first hair washing experience post-shave, Simone couldn’t help but release a girlish giggle. “It will be weird, so weird not having anything to wash – I’ll definitely use a lot less shampoo and conditioner, that’s for sure.”

Here’s where you come in! Every donation, whether big or small, brings Simone one step closer to finding a cure and supporting those who need it most. We invite you to help us transform her hair-cutting moment into a celebration of compassion and humanity!

To donate, visit Simone’s official fundraising page:

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Ericom and Stefanutti Construction Unite for a Cause at the i98 Illawarra Convoy

Ericom and Stefanutti Construction Unite for a Cause at the i98 Illawarra Convoy

A commitment beyond boundaries.

At Ericom, we believe in the power of collective action, on Sunday November 19, we proudly sponsored one of our most valued partners, Stefanutti Construction, in their fundraising efforts as part of the i98 Illawarra Convoy.

Ericom along with a number of Stefanutti Constructions other business partners contributed a combined $20,650 to their efforts. In return Ericom’s logo was proudly featured on the banner of Stefanutti’s flagship

, and this partnership exemplifies just that. Our joint contribution includes a significant donation to the cause, emphasizing our dedication to making a meaningful difference in the lives of children and families in need. To showcase our support, Ericom’s logo will be prominently displayed on custom banners adorning the convoy’s trucks during this extraordinary event.

Driving Change, One Convoy at a Time

The i98 Illawarra Convoy holds a special place in our hearts, and we are proud to be part of an initiative that transcends business and embraces a shared responsibility for the well-being of our community. Your support, combined with ours and others in the community, propels the Illawarra Convoy to new heights in its mission to assist those in need.

A Shoutout to Stefanutti Construction: Leading the Way

We extend a heartfelt thank you to Stefanutti Construction for spearheading this incredible initiative. Their dedication and leadership inspire us all to come together, fostering a spirit of unity that transcends corporate boundaries. Together, we can create a ripple effect of positive change that resonates far beyond the convoy route.

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Ericom and Stefanutti Construction Unite for a Cause at the i98 Illawarra Convoy

Gearing up to conquer MS Gong Ride

Gearing up to conquer MS Gong Ride

Meet Brett Cambey, our fundraising hero supporting Australian’s affected by multiple sclerosis.

At Ericom, we believe in celebrating the individual accomplishments of our team members, as each individual success contributes to our collective growth. Today, we wish to share the inspiring story of Brett Cambey, a dedicated member of our team who is preparing for his third MS Gong Ride on November 5th.

Preparation for the ride

As our avid cyclist, Brett is used to breezing through a commendable 40-50kms on weekends. Now he is eager to embrace his third go at the MS Gong Ride, which spans a whopping 82kms. His enthusiasm for the event and the organisation behind it is riding high. As he puts it, “It’s a fun event to be a part of. It’s well organised, and they close the road for us.” The route is a pedalling paradise, leading riders through the lush national park and along the stunning Botany Bay through Brighton-le-Sands. Having completed the ride twice before, Brett can attest to the unique experience it offers compared to his usual weekend cycling. “Lining up and being a part of a group is inspiring. The Gong is good because people do it,” Brett states. The sense of accomplishment that comes from completing the MS Gong Ride is a feeling Brett cherishes. “There’s a feeling when you get announced as you coming across the line. It’s that feeling of accomplishment. The thought ‘I’ve actually completed it. I’ve done it.'”

Cycling for a cause

While the 2023 race is Brett’s third go at the MS Gong Ride, this year marks the organisation’s 41st anniversary since the first riders pedalled through Sydney and Wollongong in 1981. It first came together to support Australians directly impacted by multiple sclerosis, an effort that continues today. The importance of the MS Gong Ride has grown every year, with over 33,000 Australians living with MS today and no cure in sight. Funds raised from the ride go towards educating family members and health professionals, supporting patients, and funding research.

The Ericom team are immensely proud of Brett’s fundraising efforts and the resilience he demonstrates by participating in the MS Gong Ride. We stand by him in support and look forward to celebrating his wheely impressive accomplishment. We encourage everyone to learn more about the event and consider contributing to this worthy cause by visiting

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Gearing up to conquer MS Gong Ride

World Record attempt for a worthy cause

World Record attempt for a worthy cause

iamFIT Training are pushing the limits in WA.

Here at Ericom, we’re always on the lookout for opportunities to give back to our community and make a positive impact. When Shayne Maddern, our Business Relationship Specialist Team Leader, approached us with an incredible chance to support iamFIT Training’s “Challenge Yourself” world record attempt, we knew we had to be a part of this fantastic cause.

The heartwarming mission behind iamFIT Training’s initiative is to raise funds for Western Australia’s most vulnerable kids and their families. The challenges these children face on a daily basis are beyond imagination, and it’s our collective responsibility to contribute towards ensuring a better life for them. In collaboration with Telethon 7, the 2023 fundraising event will support 107 children’s charities and beneficiaries reaching over 112,000 children and 68,000 families delivering life-changing programs, obtaining essential equipment, and funding critical medical research for childhood diseases.

Supporting the well-being of today’s children and generations to come resonates deeply with us. Our small gestures of kindness and generosity can create ripples of positive change in the lives of those who need it most.

One of the most exciting aspects of iamFIT Training’s campaign is their determination to set a world record while making a difference. They are aiming to accomplish the “Farthest Distance pushing a gym sled in 24 hours (relay – 100kg sled)” challenge. As a gym that values pushing limits and striving for excellence, we are thrilled to rally behind them and provide our unwavering support.

Our contribution of $1,000 may not involve physical muscle, but it is a heartfelt investment in the future of these deserving children. By joining hands with iamFIT Training and their ambitious $10,000 fundraising target, we are taking a step towards better treatments and potential cures for the countless challenges faced by these children.

It’s always great to remind ourselves that even the smallest gestures can create the biggest differences. We are so thrilled to help iamFIT Training reach their fundraising goal and set a world record, all while changing lives in the process. If you would like to support iamFIT Training and Challenge Yourself Telethon click here >

If you’re in Western Australia, it’s not too late to register your challenge. The 2023 Telethon Weekend will be broadcasting live on 7 Perth and 7plus from Saturday, October 21.

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World Record attempt for a worthy cause

Grassroots Giving: Supporting our Community

Grassroots Giving: Supporting our Community

Join the Movement: Grassroots Giving initiative empowers team members to make a difference!

At Ericom, we have always been committed to making a positive impact in our community. We understand the importance of giving back and supporting those in need. That’s why we’re thrilled to announce our new initiative, Grassroots Giving!

Grassroots Giving is a program that allows our team members to donate one day off from work to volunteer in a charity of their choice. They have the freedom to choose a cause that is close to their heart, and we will cover the cost of their time. We believe that this program is a fantastic way to show our commitment to giving back and making a positive impact in our community.

As a company, we have a social responsibility to make the steps to create a better place. Grassroots Giving is just one of the ways we are working to create meaningful change. We are excited to see the positive impact we can make as a team and community.

Grassroots Giving is more than just a program. It’s a call to action. We believe that together, as a community, we can unite to make the world a kinder and more compassionate place. We encourage our team members, partners, and clients to join us in supporting the causes they care about. Let’s work together to make a difference.

At Ericom, we are committed to using our resources to create a better world. We hope that Grassroots Giving will inspire others to join us in making a positive impact in our community. Together, let’s create a world where everyone has the opportunity to thrive.

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Sponsoring local sporting legends

Sponsoring local sporting legends

Ericom is proud to be sponsoring the Port Kembla Football Club, an icon of the Illawarra community.

With 7 Premierships, 9 Championships and 5 Bert Bampton Cup’s to its name, PKFC is the most successful club in the Illawarra region.

The club was founded in 1966 by Italian migrants in a café in Warrawong, and later evolved into one of the Illawarra Premier League’s most prolific clubs.

Based at Wetherall Park Primbee, the Zebras have a huge local following and some notable players and coaches including Socceroo legend Adrian Alston.

Semi-professional clubs like Port rely on sponsorship to stay afloat. Without it, the pool of promising talent in the Illawarra would lack the support they need to hone their skills and follow their dreams.

Ericom signing on as a sponsor this year was welcome news for club organisers. “It’s the support of local companies like Ericom that helps us do what we do as a club. We are very grateful to have them on board as sponsors,” said club president John Carusi.

While games are called off for now, the team is keeping busy with iso-training so they can get back on the field bigger and better than ever.

The many avid football fans in our midst can’t wait to attend some matches once restrictions lift and competition resumes.

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