Motorama is proud to be one of six Foundation Partners of the Starlight Express Room at the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital, and fundraises throughout the year to support the Starlight Foundation.
Our big event in spring is the Tour De Office, an event that gets us active in order to raise money for charity!
The Tour De Office was launched in 2011 as a way to combat office workers sitting for prolonged periods of time and to raise money for charities across Australia. In 2015, the Motorama Group joined the drive as part of our desire to become a Values Driven organisation.
Group Trainer and Company Values Champion Damian Woelders is excited about the opportunities for getting the team involved.
“At Motorama, our values are a vital part of how we do business with each and every guest – in order for them to have a Cool experience – but also with our teams and colleagues,” he said.
“The Tour De Office is a great way to demonstrate team work – a key part of our culture. We’re all working together to raise money for the Starlight Children’s Foundation – and the element of competition just gives everyone that extra push to go a little harder!”
In 2015, Motorama raised over $17,000 from riders getting support to pedal in 30-minute timeslots. This year, the group is hoping to top that as well as beat the 930 kilometres of biking done by staff from every dealership, admin and pre-delivery departments.
Last year’s efforts contributed to Motorama becoming one of the largest corporate fundraisers for the Starlight Children’s Foundation in Queensland, and was backed by the group’s company value of demonstrating care in the community.
Mr. Woelders is keeping a close eye on the training staff are doing in the lead up to the Tour.
“We try to encourage Motorama staff to be green and cut down their carbon footprint in their everyday life, and hopefully we’ll see some people taking their cars off the road in order to ride to work and train for the Tour,” he said.
He is also keen on seeing riders have a good time, after last year’s themed riders – some dressed in superhero costumes or as ‘French’ riders.
“There’s also an element of fun, which we try and incorporate into our work at Motorama,” he said.
“If you’re not having fun, you’re not enjoying your work; then you won’t be as productive as you can be. We try to make sure that we have a little bit of fun every now and then to make Motorama a cool place to work.”