Francis Logan

Francis Logan

Minister for Energy; Resources; Industry and Enterprise

    Resources industry challenged to take it off

    6/02/2008 3:08 PM

    Workers on minesites around the State are being encouraged to support the Leukaemia Foundation’s 2008 Mine Challenge and shave their heads to help Western Australians diagnosed with cancer.

    Resources Minister Francis Logan, the ambassador for the 2008 Challenge, which is part of the Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave event, launched proceedings by getting his own head shaved today.

    Mr Logan said the Mine Challenge was aimed at raising funds through the support of the Australian mining industry, associated companies and contractors.

    “The resources industry in WA continues to go from strength to strength with many flow-on benefits to the wider community,” he said.

    “It is also important for the resources industry to take up its social responsibility to the community, and it is great to see the industry do this through its involvement in the Mine Challenge.

    “Every week the Leukaemia Foundation provides care and support to the 17 Western Australian families who face a new diagnosis of leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and other related blood disorders.

    “The Mine Challenge provides an invaluable opportunity to help fund this great cause.”

    The Minister said the 2008 event would be bigger and better than last year, with organisers hoping to exceed last year’s fundraising total of $407,000 and increase participation numbers.

    He said new awards would also be presented for the most innovative fundraising idea and the high fundraising total per-head per-site.

    More information and registration details are available at or by phoning 1800 500 088.

    Minister's office - 9222 8950