Unique Supports Local Wildlife Charity with a Festive Morning Tea

EVERY YEAR, THE TEAM AT UNIQUE SUPPORTS A LOCAL CHARITY BY HOLDING A CHRISTMAS FUNDRAISING EVENT. 

This year, the team held a cake and coffee morning with a raffle, raising funds for WILVOS (Wildlife Volunteers Association Inc.) a much needed and valued local wildlife rescue organisation.

Based on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, WILVOS is one of the states longest-running wildlife rescue organisations. Operating for over 30 years, their mission is to improve outcomes for all Australian native animals, by providing rescue, rehabilitation and release services to the local native fauna.

Uniquers enjoyed a special, festive morning together, snacking on delicious treats whilst learning more about the valuable work that WILVOS volunteers do, from the very passionate and knowledgeable volunteer, Rozzie.

The generous donations were collected and given to Rozzie on the day. Later, she sent in a heartfelt email stating how happy and overwhelmed the organisation was with the efforts made by our wonderful staff. Thank you for your abundant giving Uniquers!

On behalf of WILVOS I would like to send a BIG thank you to Unique Health Products, yourself & all the staff who supported WILVOS & our beautiful wildlife. If the wildlife could talk, they would ‘second’ my motion!!

On behalf of the whole team here at Unique, we would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas!

Keep looking after one another and our wonderful wildlife. If you would like to donate to this amazing charity or become a volunteer, you can do so here.

Christmas Charity – The Daniel Morcombe Foundation

In lieu of Secret Santa or the exchange of Christmas gifts, the team at Unique host fundraising for a local charity each year.

This year, our chosen charity was the Daniel Morcombe Foundation.

The Daniel Morcombe Foundation Inc. is committed to Keeping Kids Safe.

Established by parents Bruce and Denise Morcombe in 2005 after their son Daniel was abducted and murdered in December 2003 while waiting to catch a bus on the Sunshine Coast.

The Foundation was established as a lasting legacy to Daniel and now has two main aims; to educate children on how to stay safe in a physical and online environment and to support young victims of crime.

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In the lead up to the event, Uniquers were invited to donate a prize for the charity raffle. Our clever team of Uniquers submitted handmade jewellery, massages, Australia Zoo vouchers, artworks, facials, dinner vouchers and so much more!

Thanks to the overwhelming generosity of the team, we were able to donate more than $700 to the Daniel Morcombe Foundation!

On the day, Uniquers were invited to wear red, bring along a plate of food to share and a gold coin donation.

Holly Brennan, the CEO of the Daniel Morcombe Foundation was greeted with a sea of red outfits, an array of mouthwatering morning tea items, and an incredibly supportive and appreciative welcome from all!

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On behalf of the team here at Unique, we wish you all a very Merry Christmas. Stay safe, look after one another and if you’d like to donate to this incredible charity, you can do so here.

Charity Clothing Rummage 2018

Who doesn’t love a bargain? At Unique, we’re all about celebrating and supporting a good cause, especially when it leads to a new wardrobe item for as little as a gold coin donation!

After spring cleaning our closets for pre-loved items to share, Uniquers rummaged over two lunch breaks to find some new favourites at our annual Pre-Loved Clothing Charity Day!

As always, the proceeds from the event directly support our long-term charity, Sandi Pani Muni School. Any leftover items would typically be donated to the local op-shop. However, this year, we had a wonderful opportunity to assist another great cause as well…

One of our sales team superstars, Amy, is on a mission to raise funds for Love Mercy, an incredible charity that seeks to empower communities in Northern Uganda to overcome poverty caused by the horrors of war.

Amy is aiming to raise $7500 to help build and maintain a well for one of the local communities in Uganda.

Sparked by having to walk only 500m to fill up water bottles from a tap while on a school camp, Amy couldn’t fathom the challenge of having to walk kilometres on end to seek out clean water for daily living.

Needless to say, we fully support Amy’s mission and all remaining clothing was donated to Amy to support the cause.

The generosity and compassion that we see, hear and experience from the staff at Unique never ceases to amaze us, and we couldn’t be more proud.

Flash Mob Farewell

You’re looking at an amazing bunch of people that I am fortunate to call my adorable staff.  They contrived to stage a fake evacuation procedure that suddenly converts into a flash mob and is then artistically topped off with a spontaneous breakdance performance, by none other than the only person in the video that didn’t know this was going to happen.

Welcome to the world of Unique.  You see Pavel, our IT Manager, was leaving us on this very day after 5½ years of devoted service to our health product distribution business here on the Sunshine Coast in beautiful Queensland, Australia. It just so happens that Pavel is also a top Australian B-boy dancer.

So, a plan was hatched by Donna, Unique’s head of People & Culture and beautifully embraced by all 150 staff from goods receiving to customer service.  What followed was about six weeks of clandestine dance practise (all done after “Elvis had left the building” of course.

The result…..well, as you can see, it was quite simply awe-inspiring. In a world that is often struggling to hold itself together, this is a feel good story about a super nice soul and a bunch of friends who wanted to show him how much they cared.

Thank you.

Dale
Unique Health Products Founder

4 Paws Animal Rescue Fundraising

THE UNIQUE HEALTH PRODUCTS PEOPLE AND CULTURE TEAM REGULARLY ORGANISE LOCAL, NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL FUNDRAISING INITIATIVES FOR ALL STAFF TO HAVE THE CHOICE TO SUPPORT NON-FOR-PROFIT ORGANISATIONS.

Our ongoing charity partnership is with the beautiful girls at Sandipani Muni School, but this time the good will was passed to our furry little friends at 4 Paws Animal Rescue.

4 Paws Animal Rescue provides refuge for homeless dogs and cats on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland and beyond.

The local, non-profit organisation is run entirely by volunteers and relies solely on donations, both monetary and goods.

Over several weeks Unique staff sorted through linen, filled their shopping carts and emptied their pennies, all to help as many disadvantaged cats and dogs as possible.

The team were able to raise hundreds of dollars and donate baskets and baskets of needed goods including animal food, flea and worm treatments, towels, leads and more.

The 4 Paws Animal Rescue Team including adorable pomeranians Billy Ray and Miley Sue, accompanied by 4 Paws Animal Rescue founder Julie Penlington, came to visit Unique and collect the donations over a celebratory morning tea.

 

Hello Sunshine! Unique’s Solar Powered.

BEING JUST AS PASSIONATE ABOUT PROTECTING OUR PLANET, AS WE ARE ABOUT PROVIDING PRODUCTS THAT AUSTRALIANS LOVE, WE ARE THRILLED TO HAVE GONE EVEN GREENER AND BECOME A SOLAR POWERED BUSINESS.

Unique Health Products’ state-of-the-art warehouse is now equipped with
solar power.

Within a couple of days, the good men at Todae Solar covered almost the entire roof of our dispatch warehouse with solar panels.

We’re now powered by 114 solar panels!

The solar panels will greatly reduce our carbon footprint. The system generates 33KWH, which is enough to power our entire dispatch warehouse off grid (where most of our power is used).

Further to being solar powered, Unique participates in and encourages all 135 staff members to follow green work place initiatives which include recycling and reusing, stocking all bathrooms with 100% recycled toilet paper from Who Gives a Crap, printing with vegetable ink and sustainable paper + more!

Did you know?
The sun provides more energy to the earth in an hour than is produced by all nations in a year.

If you’d like to discover more about our team and our unique culture, take a
look here.

The Unique Tribe Celebration

UNIQUE’S CHIEF (A.K.A OUR MANAGING DIRECTOR DALE) THREW A GREAT TRIBAL THEMED PARTY FOR THE ENTIRE TEAM LAST WEEK!

The wild hullabaloo was to celebrate the awesome and super busy year we’ve had together so far. With thousands and thousands of consignments leaving our warehouse month after month, every team member works hard to keep Unique delivering top quality natural, organic, eco-friendly and fair-trade products to all of our retailers across Australia.

We only continue to grow and place an integral importance on keeping our ethos and environment lively, happy and healthy for all Uniquers, as well as our wonderful suppliers and retailers.

Dale being the humble leader of the tribe, is always looking for ways to show his appreciation to the Unique team and boy was this one awesome way to thank us all.

The entire common area was decorated with streamers, posters, plants and all sorts of tribal nick knacks.

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Everyone was invited to get into the spirit as a team and dress in a tribal costume, with family passes to Australia Zoo and numerous other prizes going to best-dressed. From elaborate headdresses, talking sticks and colourful wild bird wings,
to handmade animal masks and tribal face paint, it was a hard choice to select
best-dressed.

The dispatch and picking teams went really ‘Unique tribal’ crafting costumes completely made from our packaging alone.

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To fill the tribe, we were lucky enough to have a local, talented chef cater with a huge vegan spread prepared for the team using lots of our supplier’s
tasty products.

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Throughout the event we mingled as a tribe and played fun games as a full team. Lots of prizes were given away, including CLIF Bars and Alter Eco chocolate and lots of smiles were seen all round. It was a celebration well done, the Unique way! What an incredible team to be apart of!

Find all the photos from the day on Unique’s Facebook page.

New Unique Website – Three Reasons We’re Honking Our Horn!

GROWING FROM JUST ONE MAN (DALE, OUR MANAGING DIRECTOR) AND HIS VAN, TO A THRIVING SUNSHINE COAST-BASED BUSINESS, UNIQUE HEALTH PRODUCTS NOW HAS OVER 120 EMPLOYEES, OVER 2800 PRODUCTS AND A BRAND NEW UNIQUE WEBSITE!

The launch of the new Unique website has had us all on the edge of our seat. Working with high end developers, our talented digital and design team are very pleased to share the new website’s launch. Why can’t we contain our excitement? The new Unique website offers more for you than ever. Check out the top changes to enhance your experience online with us below and enjoy exploring the new Unique Health Products website.

Clean, Clean, Modern Machine
The new website is visually engaging, clean and easy to use. To describe it best, we’d use the famous cliché ‘it’s more than a pretty face’. It is beautifully designed, but all pages are also designed with you in mind. The images are large and engaging, while the navigation is well-planned and clear. Whether you’re exploring the site to see what’s on offer or you know precisely what it is you want to find, the websites layout and search bar help you to clearing and quickly navigate to where you want to be. The website gives you direct access to the online shop, About Us page, you can easily sign up as a supplier or retailer, it has a Join Our Team page, Contact Us page and gives you access to our up to date, informative Blog and Brand pages.

Get Ahead With More Insights, More Often
With consumers becoming highly educated about how to lead healthy lifestyles, it’s more important than ever before to stay on top of what’s current in our ever-changing market. Staying in the forefront of what’s current sometimes presents a challenge, which is why we offer to be your trusted industry advisor. Our Team are constantly scanning the Australian market.Our Wholesale Catalogue Industry Insight has been receiving positive feedback, and we listened to your calls for even more relevant information. We have expanded on our quarterly Industry Insights and you will now have access to a blog that delivers continuous news on the health food and product industry, obtained from reliable, well-known sources. Our new blog page will be updated regularly.

Visit the blog page regularly to discover content on hot new products, trend alerts, industry news, recipes, product profiles, even get an insight into the Unique culture.

Keep an eye open for exciting, educational guest blogs from industry experts. If you have a topic you’d particularly like to see on the blog, please send your suggestions through.

Drop In Anytime – On Your Desktop, Laptop, Tablet Or Smart Phone.
The new website is designed and developed to fit with your lifestyle. It’s user friendly on all devices. So you can now easily scroll through the blogs, explore our brands page, apply for an account… do everything you could on your desktop or laptop, now on your smart phone and tablet also.

Patricia Bragg Visits Unique

UNIQUE HEALTH PRODUCTS HAD THE PLEASURE OF HOSTING HEALTH CRUSADER, AUTHOR AND FACE OF THE FAMOUS BRAGGS APPLE CIDER VINEGAR:
PATRICIA BRAGG.

Our warehouse was abuzz with excitement as she toured the facility, graciously stopping along the way for photo opportunities with many of our adoring staff.

She also gave an inspiring speech to the team on the Bragg health motto:

“You are what you eat, drink, breath,
think say and do!”

After a quick radio interview, she then went on to visit two of our wonderful local retailers – Kunara Organic Marketplace and Flannerys Maroochydore – where she met with customers and spread her healthy message.

Please come and visit us again soon Patricia! We loved having you!
View photos of Patricia’s visit at Unique here