Mining giant Rio Tinto has announced a three-year $12 million dollar partnership with Telethon.
Each year, the company will provide a new $4 million donation towards the improvement of the health and wellbeing of children in Western Australia.
This year, the first of three $4 million donation will be distributed between three key health initiatives, TheRio Tinto Diabetes Global Research Centre, Embrace @ Telethon Kids Institute, and The Telethon Trust.
“Rio Tinto is delighted to be partnering with Telethon to help deliver critical research and initiatives that will improve the wellbeing of kids all across the state,” said Rio Tinto Iron Ore Chief Executive, Simon Trott in a media release.
“Telethon is an iconic Western Australian charity event and Rio Tinto and its entire workforce is really proud to support this wonderful cause. We’re proud that this donation will help important children’s charities and amazing medical research into diabetes and mental health for our young people.”