Bunbury digger raises charity funds

Ailish DelaneySouth Western Times
Ronald McDonald House Charities community engagement manager Victoria Willets, RMHC South West engagement committee chair Neema Premji and Brooks Hire hire manager Lenore Brooks with Bunbury family PJ, 9, and Shiloh Davis admiring the new excavator for hire.
Camera IconRonald McDonald House Charities community engagement manager Victoria Willets, RMHC South West engagement committee chair Neema Premji and Brooks Hire hire manager Lenore Brooks with Bunbury family PJ, 9, and Shiloh Davis admiring the new excavator for hire. Credit: Ailish Delaney/South Western Times

A new bright blue excavator might be spotted about job sites in the South West as part of an initiative to raise money for Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Brooks Hire purchased the new excavator to raise funds for the foundation by donating $2 for each hour the machine is hired.

Hire manager Lenore Brooks said the excavator would help raise awareness to customers about the charity.

“We’ve been involved in the charity for about 20 years, but we wanted to have another avenue to support the foundation in a unique way,” Ms Brooks said.

“I think it will attract a lot of attention as well ... this is something that will constantly promote awareness for the foundation.”

PJ Davis, 9, likes the colours of the new excavator.
Camera IconPJ Davis, 9, likes the colours of the new excavator. Credit: Ailish Delaney / South Western Times

Ronald McDonald House Charities WA chief executive Peter King said the financial impact of COVID-19 had been challenging for the group and the broader charity sector.

“The support of local businesses like Brooks Hire is incredibly important to us and will make a difference to our continued service to families across the State,” he said.

Shiloh Davis and her son PJ use RMHC services, such as the WA Learning Program, and said the foundation has had a massive impact on their lives.

“It’s massive for him to get this tutoring help and we’ve been offered so many other things,” she said.

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