Giving back – Our bit to help conservation thanks to Roderick Insurance Brokers and their generous client Biovet Australia

Giving back – Our bit to help conservation thanks to Roderick Insurance Brokers and their generous client Biovet Australia

A few weeks back I put out a call for help in sourcing a ultra sound unit for the Berdiri Conservation Foundation based in Sumatra.

We had several people write and offer their help with second hand units and while this was very generous their size and dependence on reliable 240 volt supply made it difficult due to the isolated location of the elephant refuge where the unit is required.

One of the great team at our friends Roderick Insurance Brokers at Geelong, Jade McGraw, contacted one of her clients Biovet Australia and Gavin Barry from there has been very generous in providing a substantial discount which allowed us to purchase a unit. He then went one step further and donated a second piece of very useful equipment. This is not the first group that Biovet have helped in many developing countries and I and the team from LMI are honoured to work with Biovet to assist the great work of Bruce Levick and his team at Berdiri Conservation.

Four of us from LMI are travelling up to Sumatra in January to deliver the machines and to assist both Berdiri and the orphanage that we are able to support primarily through the Mansfield Awards for Claims Excellence which is a not for profit initiative of insuranceNEWS and LMI’s ClaimsComparison.com.

Following the visit we will report on the trip and come back to the many people who said they would like to assist as a volunteer at the refuge and have an opportunity to work with the elephants.

Thanks again to Gavin and Biovet Australia and to Jade and Rodericks. You make the world a better place.

I would also like to thank Jillian Clarke from the University of New South Wales for her generous offer of assistance.

PS. We know that Roderick’s have been helping many causes of late and like Biovet are wonderful folk.

One response to “Giving back – Our bit to help conservation thanks to Roderick Insurance Brokers and their generous client Biovet Australia”

  1. Janette says:

    Great ‘10 out of 10’ outcome re the ultrasound machine etc for Berdiri.
    It should be a fulfilling up and coming trip.
    We hand fed elephants in Bali once and they are truly marvellous animals.

    Demonstrates among other things, the positive impact that you and your blog (with its over 10k of followers) can achieve at times.

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