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Mining and energy

If you work in the resources sector, its associated businesses or contractors, you can partner with us and make a difference in the lives of blood cancer patients.

The Leukaemia Foundation has a long history of support from the mining and energy sector, working with the likes of Anglo American, Bechtel, BHP Billiton, BMA, Peabody Energy, and Thiess, to name just a few.

Working with the Leukaemia Foundation provides a great way for the mining and energy community to give back, supporting people not only in the area they operate in, but also in other regional and rural areas throughout Australia. Due to many sites within the sector being located in regional areas, there have been many cases over the years of mining and energy staff and their families receiving support from the Leukaemia Foundation during treatment.

There are many ways to get involved and we would be happy to help you decide on the best option for your business; from setting up a Giving at Work program, to volunteering, to engaging with employees by running your own fundraising events like bike rikes and fun runs. You can also get involved through our national campaigns like World’s Greatest Shave, which boasts its very own Mining and Energy Challenge!

The Mining and Energy Challenge

Get your site, company, clients and suppliers to be brave and shave and help support the work of the Leukaemia Foundation.


“The Queensland Resources Council is proud to support the Leukaemia Foundation for its great work in funding research into better methods of treatment and a cure for blood cancers. As many of our members’ employees live in regional and remote locations, we also laud their work to provide free accommodation, support services and transport for rural, remote and regional patients and their families. As the peak body for the Minerals and Energy sector we support the annual World’s Greatest Shave Mining and Energy Challenge, which in the past four years has raised just under $4m.”

– Michael Roche, Chief Executive of the Queensland Resources Council
November 2014

Our Mining and Energy Challenge is a great example of how a bit of friendly competition between companies can make a big impact. Over the last 10 years, mining and energy sites and companies have raised an amazing $4.3 million. We continue to see many companies within the sector get involved, running internal competitions between their sites as well as company against company.

Mr Michael Roche, Chief Executive of the Queensland Resources Council, has been the Ambassador for the Challenge over the past five years, and has committed to hold this position again in 2016. We thank Michael and his team for their support of the Leukaemia Foundation.

For more information

Contact the Business Partners team on 1800 620 420 or email

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Last updated on October 28th, 2019

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