Community Engagement & Support
Trusted Pest Management is recognised as a leading sustainable company that actively supports charities both locally and internationally.
Trusted Pest Management aims to inspire others and support colleagues, customers and suppliers in their own efforts to share time, skills and resources in their community support programmes.
Trusted Pest Management is proudly associated with the Rise above foundation in in the Philippines which aims to improve the quality of life for the poor and underprivileged by means of providing educational opportunities, livelihood training, and health and hygiene programs. We offer support by donating money and volunteering time to assist with various community projects.
Trusted Pest Management Directors Wesley and Tudor Vasile are the founders and directors of the Mental Awareness Foundation (www.mentalawarenessfoundation.org) which was created in 2010 after the loss of two personal friends to suicide. The foundation was created to support charities that are working directly with communities who are implementing strategies to raise awareness of depression and mental illness.
The foundation has raised in excess of $900,000, and in 2017 raised $180,000 and had 2,500 people participate in the annual fund raising walk in October which is proudly supported by Trusted Pest Management. In addition, both the directors of Trusted Pest Management were recognised for their contribution in the 2017 Australia Day Awards and provided with a certificate of recognition for community efforts.
Church Building Project – Talibon, Bohol.
Ecokil Pest Control has kindly decided to support a local church parish located in Talibon, Bohol, and provide funding to build a new church to meet the growing needs of the local parish. Ecokil Pest Control directors visited the existing church in Talibon in July 2018 and have agreed to support the local parish and community and provide financial support for not only the building of a new church, but also assistance for local children.
The building of the church will commence in November 2018 and is expected to take 3 – 6 months to complete the project.
Ecokil Pest Control Managing Director Mathew Ross and Trusted Pest Management Directors Tudor and Wesley Vasile with Pastors Fatima Banas and Regina Abigair on site on Talibon, Bohol, Philiippines
Walk for Awareness
Each year, people all over the world get together to celebrate New Years Eve. Unfortunately, for Brisbane man Wesley Vasile, New Years Day 2011 was when he lost Christian, one of his closest friends, to suicide.
Wesley was away in Mexico when he heard the news. Returning home to Brisbane for the funeral in January, he vividly remembers seeing another good friend, David, with whom he exchanged hugs, tears and memories of a good friend.
Three months later David, too, took his own life. Wesley’s mind was a confused haze of questions. What had happened here? Why? And what could he do about it?
The impact was felt by those close to Wesley. Closer than he thought. This series of events brought together a group of passionate individuals, all of who have had their fair share of experience with suicide. The topic of suicide was debated and analysed. The conclusion of the group was that suicide was taboo. Why hadn’t any of their other friends discussed it, even after these two tragic deaths?
This is where Wesley, and his brother Tudor Vasile came up with the idea Walk for Awareness, and established the Mental Awareness Foundation.. The annual Walk for Awareness would involve bringing people together in a friendly environment where the issues of mental health could be discussed openly with friends, family and supportive strangers. It was based on the belief that the matters surrounding suicide should be talked about, not shut away.
Today, Mental Awareness Foundation is run by a union of individuals who are making a difference in society.