Unstoppable Changemaker: Graham Ragg, Western Earthmoving (WEM)

27 Jul 2022

Western Earthmoving (WEM) is a family run business established in 1958 and is NSW’s largest family-owned civil contractor. Based in Norwest Business Park, WEM employs more than 250 staff including multiple generations of families and team members that have been with them for over 40 years.

WEM are founding members of SCHF and engage in activities of support including activations on site at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, campaigns including the Light Up Xmas Appeal, and outside events including City2Surf and the very first Grand Prix for Bandaged Bear in June 2022. The team at WEM are passionate supporters and have made one thing clear, giving back is easy, just do something, anything!

We had the opportunity to ask Managing Director of WEM, Graham Ragg a few questions to gain a better incite as to why they as a company have chosen to support The Children’s Hospital at Westmead through SCHF.

Tell us a bit about you – your background and experience.
I am a husband, father, and grandfather. I have enjoyed being part of the WEM family for 45 years.

Tell us about your company and your role there. What does your day to day look like?
WEM is a construction team of 275 people. We proudly shape our earth to create a better future. I am the managing director, and I am responsible for our actions. I enjoy challenging and mentoring our team and helping create our customers successes.

Graham Ragg

How long have you been a partner of SCHF and why did you first start to give?
WEM has partnered with SCHF for over 30 years. SCHF was first on our radar following a hospital experience for my family.

What are you most proud of since your time as a partner with SCHF?
That my family and our company see the value of the partnership and actively support it.

What do you think makes people want to volunteer and give to SCHF?
The kids

Just for fun…what three things would you take with you to a deserted island?
My family, my family, and my family.

SCHF would like to thank WEM for their ongoing support and going all in for kids’ health.

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