19 August 2014
Maules Creek supports Men’s Health
WORKERS at Whitehaven Coal’s new Maules Creek mine have found a novel way to support the great work of Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia. The tray of a giant truck has been painted blue to highlight the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia.
The Foundation’s logo has also been added to the distinctive blue truck to raise awareness of the disease among staff and the wider community. To further support the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia, Whitehaven will also be making a donation to the charity.
The idea to paint the truck tray blue came from Kelly Browning, Whitehaven’s Work Health and Safety Officer at the Maules Creek project. She said: “Given the large number of men that work on site at Maules Creek I felt it would be a good idea of do something that highlighted male health issues.”
“Painting a tray of a new truck in blue seemed like a fun way of raising awareness of Prostate Cancer to not only our workforce but the wider community in general. The blue tray really stands out on site works on two levels. Not only is it the colour of the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia but also Whitehaven’s corporate colour.”
The Caterpillar 789 that has been painted was purchased by Whitehaven from Westrac who have also supported the initiative.
Peter Wilkinson, General Manager at the Maules Creek project, said: “We have been supported by Westrac in this initiative and we very much hope the sight of the blue tray working on site will remind our team and the wider community of the great work carried out by Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia.”
Notes to Editors
The Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) is a broad-based community organisation and the peak national body for prostate cancer in Australia. They are dedicated to reducing the impact of prostate cancer on Australian men, their partners, families and the wider community.
They do this by:
- Promoting and funding world leading, innovative research into prostate cancer
- Implementing awareness campaigns and education programs for the Australian Community, health professionals and Government
- Supporting men and their families affected by prostate cancer through evidence-based information and resources, support groups and Prostate Cancer Specialist Nurses