Pink is the colour of care

The painted underground dump truck.
The painted underground dump truck.

Mr Wilton joined workers at Golden Grove mine east of Geraldton to support Real Men Wear Pink for the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

He said it was his turn to help support other families experiencing breast cancer after his wife was diagnosed with the disease in 2006.

‘We met a lot of wonderful and helpful people during the journey to recovery, people who either offered to donate to the expenses of the treatment or who gave us their support in other ways,’ he said.

‘We as a family were truly thankful for this, I don’t know how we would have managed without their continual support, goodwill and encouragement.’

Pink fluoro work shirts, pink dyed beards and even a painted underground dump truck are a common sight at the mine, with workers getting behind the project.

‘The more people that know about National Breast Cancer Foundation, the greater their impact, so please also spread the word,’ Mr Wilton said.

The Golden Grove team holds the leader board with $14,000 raised.