Cliffs Nickel raises $1,704 for Miners’ Promise
Matt Clarke and Tony Frisby made a special visit to the Miners’ Promise office in Perth in November to deliver a cheque for a whopping, $1,704.
The funds were raised from profits of the sale of a specially designed co-branded t-shirt, an initiative instigated by a team of workers at the BHP Billiton’s Cliffs Nickel Mine.
“We wanted to do something that would promote the comradery of the team at Cliffs Nickel, and some of the guys suggested it would be good to donate the profits to a good cause. So we did some research online and found Miners’ Promise,” said Matt Clarke a supervisor at Cliffs Nickel.
Matt hadn’t heard of Miners’ Promise before thinking up this fundraising activity earlier in the year, but said when he came across the website, he was impressed with the stories of the people they had helped and the services they offer to resource sector workers.
“Miners’ Promise seemed the perfect organisation to donate the profits of the t-shirt sales to, and when I contacted them, they were really keen to be involved. So we produced a great looking shirt with the Miners’ Promise logo on the front and an ‘unofficial’ Cliff Nickel logo on the back designed by one our guys here at the mine site,” said Matt.
Temby Fitzroy accepted the cheque and gift of a T-shirt from the Cliffs Nickel team on behalf of Miners’ Promise.
“This was such a great initiative and generous donation made by the Cliffs Nickel team,” she said.
“We were delighted they thought of us, and welcome any opportunity of assistance from within the resource sector to raise awareness of what we do and why we exist.
“We also hope as a result of this great activity, we can develop even stronger ties with the mine site and hope to visit them in the New Year.
The fundraising activity was so successful that the team at Cliffs Nickel have vowed to make this an annual initiative supporting Miners’ Promise, and will be turning the design of the Cliffs Nickel logo into an on site competition.
We look forward to bringing you more on that event when it happens.
The BHP Billiton Cliffs Nickel Mine, 700 kilometres northwest of Perth is a 2.4 million tonne, is a high value, narrow-vein nickel mine located in the Northern Goldfields region of Western Australia. It employs approximately 150 FIFO (fly-in-fly-out) workers who live in state of the art accommodation at the BHP Billiton township at Mt Keith.