April 19, 2012
More than 190 workers at the Meandu Mine swapped their yellow safety shirts for a stylish pink yesterday … all in aid of breast cancer awareness.
The miners – employed by Thiess and Stanwell – purchased the high-visibility shirts to help raise funds for the Breast Cancer Foundation.
Various shifts will be wearing the pink shirts over the next few days.
A Stanwell spokesman said this was one of the biggest-ever breast cancer awareness events held in the South Burnett. It was also one of the biggest shows of support by any mine in Australia.
The pink shirts were very popular, especially among the female employees, and are now expected to become collectors’ items!