Port Waratah Shiploader Illumination


27 September 2019

October, Australia’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, puts the spotlight on breast cancer and highlights its impact on those affected by the disease in our community. 

Last night, on the shoreline of Newcastle Harbour, Port Waratah Coal Services launched their 2019 Breast Cancer Awareness Initiative.

 Upon dusk, two shiploaders at Port Waratah’s Carrington Terminal were illuminated pink and will remain on show every evening for the month of October.  The shiploaders are perfectly placed to showcase the initiative which can be viewed from various vantage points around Newcastle Harbour, including Stockton, Kooragang Island, Carrington and the Honeysuckle entertainment precinct.

To co-incide with the launch of this year’s illumination project, a fundraising BBQ was held for Port Waratah employees and their families on the Stockton foreshore.  Hennie du Plooy, Chief Executive Officer said, “To have over 50 people, employees and their families, attending our Light it Up Pink celebration shows that this is a cause close to the hearts of many. We are pleased to be able to support Hunter Breast Cancer Education and Support Network through this initiative.”

All of the funds raised from the BBQ, plus a donation from Port Waratah, were passed on to the Hunter Breast Cancer Education and Support Network.  The donation will assist with ongoing delivery of the annual Hunter Breast Cancer Public Forum, a free forum for the women of our region, and their families, who are affected by breast cancer.

Photo Credit: Captain John Lynch

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