Member Stories

Katie Smith & Mitch Herbert

My partner was in a substantial accident where he needed to be flown from Kalgoorlie to Perth for surgery. I was 6 and a half months pregnant. Miners’ Promise called me the day after his accident, and they were so quick to organise my flight to Perth to be by Mitch’s side. Not only did ...
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Brentyn Pettingill

My journey with Miners’ Promise takes me back to April 2017. At this time, I faced some big challenges and having the support from Miners’ Promise really made the world of difference. My initial contact with Miners’ Promise came about when I was diagnosed with Lung Cancer. Being told you have cancer isn’t easy, if ...
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Lloyd & Naomi Amat

Many years ago, we became Miners’ Promise members, believing that as an organisation it had a lot to offer families in the mining industry. However, it was not until last year when I was involved in a car accident, that we really discovered the true value of Miners’ Promise. We cannot thank Miners’ Promise enough ...
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The Late David Hooper & Family

It is with immense gratitude that I share the story of support my late brother and his wife received from Miners’ Promise. My brother David, a member of Miners’ Promise and his wife Diana have very sadly both passed away. The dedicated emotional, practical and financial support we received from Miners’ Promise provided enormous peace ...
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The Lawn Family

On the 9th of December 2017 we got the dreaded and unforgettable phone call saying my husband Jimmy and father of our three children, Aaron (28) Nicole (20) and Jamie (16) had suddenly and unexpectedly passed away from a heart condition. We lived 700kms away from where he worked and as soon as we heard ...
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The Late Andy Van Dijk

It was the 13th of January 2018 when we received the call that our father had passed away very unexpectedly from a heart attack. Dad was an employee of BHP and a member of Miners’ Promise. It wasn’t until a few weeks after his passing we found out he was a member of Miners’ Promise ...
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Candice and David Burvill & Family

Our life changed on Monday 7th August 2017.  Daniel took his life 17 days before his 22nd birthday. Daniel was my stepson, one of five children, all in their twenties, with my husband David.  Both David and I were members of Miners’ Promise after a colleague had passed away at site a few years earlier ...
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The Hall Family

Kylie and Peter’s story is one of both tragedy as well as joy. On Sunday August 30th, 2015, at almost 34 weeks pregnant, Kylie suffered a placental abruption at home. By the time she reached the hospital just 45 minutes later, baby Lexi had lost her fight for life. Lexi was laid to rest the ...
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Matt Johnson

Matt Johnson was a 31 year old Machine Operator for BGC Contracting in Koolyanobbing. He’d been working for the company for three years, the last two years on a two week on, one week off roster, and regularly drove to work in the Wheatbelt from the South West home he shared with his wife Kelly, ...
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Rob Frahm

The devastating bushfires in Esperance in November 2015 resulted in the loss four lives and thousands of livestock. Hundreds of people were evacuated from their homes in affected areas, and more than 500 residents lost essential utilities including water and power. Rob Frahm, his wife Pixie, and their boys, Ben and Declan were unable to ...
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