Trailer manufacturer, MaxiTRANS, has raised $15,000 for mental health awareness via a campaign for ‘R U OK? Day’. The company committed to donating 1% of transactions on the day to the cause.
‘R U OK? Day’ was held on 14 September and every year encourages people to ask friends, colleagues and family members ‘R U OK?’ to raise awareness for mental health and suicide prevention.
MaxiTRANS Managing Director and CEO, Dean Jenkins, said that ‘R U OK?’ stands for an important cause for the industry. “’R U OK? Day’ promotes an important message – the simple act of asking somebody ‘are you okay’, combined with genuine interest and follow-through in the response could save a life.”
MaxiTRANS Australia and New Zealand; its parts network MaxiPARTS; and Mildura Truck Centre outlets joined together to support the cause, with 1% of the purchase price from all new trailers or truck bodies ordered, and parts purchased from participating outlets, being contributed to the cause. Almost 40 trailers were ordered on the day, which, when combined with a large number of parts sold, was reflected in the size of the donation.
MaxiTRANS’ donation of $15,000 will go towards R U OK?’s work in raising further awareness for suicide and mental health awareness. MaxiTRANS also conducted a company-wide campaign for its employees, which included staff making gold coin donation
If you or someone you know is in need of crisis or suicide prevention support, please call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or visit www.lifeline.org.au/gethelp .