Giant dump truck trays painted pink and blue for cancer awareness

Two 797 rear dump truck trays in Central Queensland have been painted blue and pink to raise awareness for Prostate and Breast Cancer.

The trays were transported down the Capricorn Highway last week to help raise awareness around the important health issues.

Able to carry 133 Toyota Landcruisers or almost 16,000 60 inch TVs each, the trays were painted by Rockhampton based company, SMW Group for Anglo American, The Bulletin reported.

SMW Group Workshop Manager Scott Stevens said the company was excited to be part of the project.

"We are thrilled to have the opportunity to work on these trays for Anglo American. Cancer affects everyone in one way or another, whether it's fighting the disease directly or watching a loved one struggle with the illness. We all know someone who has battled cancer and we would like to do our part to help eradicate the disease," Stevens said.

The company has also donated $1000 to the Cancer Council.

"We have a great relationship with Anglo American and we're very thankful for the opportunity to be involved so we'd like to make a donation of our own. We wish them all the best with their awareness efforts,” Stevens said.

The mining industry has seen a fleet of trucks painted pink and blue in the last few years as resource companies become more heavily involved in community programs.

Recently GlencoreXstrata’s Ulan mine workforce have raised more than $27,000 dollars for the McGrath Foundation by donning pink work hats.

While Redpath and BHP Billiton went pink at the Cannington mine in a partnership with the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

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