Drilling deep for support

Article courtesy of Joondalup Times

A MINING contractor has given one of its machines a pink makeover to raise funds for Breast Cancer Care WA.

Ranger Drilling painted Drill Rig 5, which operates at Roy Hill, bright pink in its efforts to raise $50,000 for the charity by the end of January.

The Wangara-based operator was inspired by the iron ore mine’s practice of painting mining equipment pink in recognition and support of cancer sufferers.

They held a family fun day at their head office on December 22 to unveil the pink rig, which has been overhauled this summer.

The company also planned to approach clients, suppliers and staff to help fundraise through raffles and barbecues at their worksites.

General manager Stuart Baird Breast Cancer Care WA was chosen because keeping their support local was important to them.

“Breast cancer affects a lot of us personally through family, friends and colleagues,” he said.

“Breast Cancer Care WA provide important support services to local people affected by this illness.

“The idea of a pink drill rig is to create a focal point for our fundraising a pink drill rig is not a ‘normal’ thing to see.

“We hope that this raises awareness, and discussion which turn into donations.” Breast Cancer Care WA lost about $1 million in fundraising in 2020 due to the impact of COVID-19 but continued to deliver services to all clients, despite an eightweek shutdown.