Community Fund Boosts Electrical Safety at Cairns Eye Clinic

Wuchopperen Health Service Limited, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander medical service for the Cairns district, will use a grant from the joint Energex-Ergon Community Fund for an electrical upgrade at its Manoora campus’ optometry clinic.

‘This project will see us work with Ergon Energy to improve Wuchopperen’s safe, free and culturally-appropriate optometry services,”’Wuchopperen CEO Dania Ahwang said.

‘Our vision is to improve the quality of life for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, starting with better health outcomes.

‘On behalf of the Wuchopperen Board, I would like to thank the Energex-Ergon Community Fund for supporting this upgrade.

“Eye health is critical to quality of life and this grant underpins the quality of our service.’

Ergon Energy’s Area Manager for Tropical Coast Mitch Wyper said the $5000 grant was an investment in community health and electrical safety.

‘It’s great to be able to support a community-based facility that can make such a difference to people’s lives,’ he said.

More than $100,000 has been granted to 25 grassroots projects across Queensland.

‘Many of the services, initiatives and not-for-profit groups we are supporting through the Energex-Ergon Community Fund look after vulnerable members of the community in their time of need and we’re happy to lend a helping hand,’ Mr Wyper said.

Image L – R: Optometrist Vicki Sheehan and Shared Services Coordinator Michelle Dougan