Pilbara Minerals hosted a booth at the recent Digger’s and Dealers event and used the opportunity to give something back to local communities.

Rather than branded merchandise, we asked booth visitors to vote for one of three organisations that do great work – The Royal Flying Doctor, Bloodwood Tree Association, and Hedland Well Women’s Centre.

Voting took place on the premise that the charity with the most votes at the end of the conference would receive a $5000 donation – but after the conference Pilbara Minerals opted to donate $5000 to each organisation.

The Hedland Well Women’s Centre said the money would be used for their Health Promotion activities for the rest of this year, including Women’s Health week in September and launching a new service called Healthy Women’s Checks. 

Bloodwood, an Aboriginal organisation based in South Hedland that provides services for people experiencing homelessness, unemployment, alcohol and other drug use and other social issues, will use the funds for a soup kitchen.