With the support of the Collier Charitable Trust, we have been able to expand our business model, training a new team to service our growing contract base and assist with the purchase of a vehicle to transport the team to work sites.

The new Kia photographed is currently used to transport the OCC Enterprises mobile car wash team far and wide; from the City of Kingston to DHHS to Vic Roads and beyond. The vehicle not only acts as transport but provides opportunities for people living with a disability to actively integrate into the community while engaging in sustainable, valued and meaningful employment.

 

OC Connections wishes to thank the Colliers Charitable Trust for their generous donation to help support our social enterprise and enable people to enjoy the benefits of employment including, independence, a sense of belonging and self-worth.

The Fund

The Fund was established under the Wills of Annette Collier (1864 – 1947) Alice Collier (1863 – 1950) and Edith Collier (1869 – 1954). The three Wills created charitable trusts in identical terms with the directive that they are merged, and they are now administered as a single trust by four Trustees and an Executive Officer.

Annette, Alice and Edith Collier were the daughters of a prominent grazier and contractor, Jenkin Collier. He was born in Wales in 1829, emigrated to Australia when he was 23 and died aged 91 in 1921 after a long and very successful career as an engineering contractor, as a builder of railways and as a pastoralist. He left his considerable wealth to his three unmarried daughters. The sisters lived simply and unpretentiously and gave generously but anonymously from their income to charities and people in need.

(L to R) Annette Collier, Edith Collier and Alice Collier

Apart from small personal legacies and gifts to the National Gallery of Victoria, the Will of each of the sisters stipulated that the whole of her net assets were to be held for the charitable purposes as designated in their Wills. Their vision was to help make a real difference to the lives of those in need and to organisations that supported them.