Grange paints two trucks for good cause: The Advocate reports

Grange Resources have raised more than $9000 for charity after a staff competition between the four mining crews.

The company has painted two of its trucks pink and blue to raise awareness for breast and prostate cancer, which is a first for a Tasmanian mining company to do.

Grange Resources general manager Ben Maynard said the company regularly supporters different charities.

``The initiative came from Adrian Bonde, our assistant mine superintendents when he saw an opportunity to inspire his teams to support this important cause and to raise awareness of Grange employees' health and well-being,'' Mr Maynard said.

``The health of our people is very important to us and if by painting these trucks prompts only one person to get a check-up, we think it's worth it.''

``Raising funds for cancer research and care is fantastic, but it was not the sole reason.''

Cancer Council Tasmania CEO Penny Egan said the donation would be going to help those suffering with the disease.

``The crews raised funds through a variety of methods through-out July and August,'' Mrs Egan said.

``Grange is donating $7050 to us and the rest to the McGrath and Prostate Cancer Foundation.''