RVC staff get their pink on for local charity

RICHMOND Valley Council staff turned out in force yesterday for Pink Tradie Tuesday in support of Jodie’s Inspiration by raising funds and awareness for cancer patients on the Northern Rivers.

A gold coin donation bought a tasty BBQ breakfast, organised by the Jodie’s Inspiration team, at Council’s Casino works depot, and George Gooley Menswear Casino donated $2 from every shirt purchased by Council to the local charity. The maker of the shirts, Bisley Workwear, also contributes to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Those Council employees who participated could be spotted proudly wearing the pink hi-vis out and about in the community as they went about their jobs.

Council’s Director Infrastructure and Environment Angela Jones said she was proud to see so many employees ditch their traditional hi-vis workwear for pink hi-vis to help change the future of cancer for their sons and daughters, husbands and wives, mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers, and friends.

Ms Jones said this was RVC's first year and based on initial feedback, it could only get bigger and better in future years, especially as Council would be coaxing other local businesses and community groups to join in.

She said everyone knew someone who had cancer, and Council staff wanted to show their support by participating in the Pink Tradie Tuesday campaign.

“Jodie’s Inspiration is a local charity which supports cancer patients in the Northern Rivers, including the residents of the Richmond Valley,” Ms Jones said.

“Council staff feel good knowing their money is going towards bringing an end to this insidious disease.

“We now want the local business community to follow suit and join us next year.”