KS Easter makes huge donation to mental health charity

Michelle Janssen (left) with Ken Easter. Michelle Janssen (left) with Ken Easter. Michelle Janssen (left) with Ken Easter.

Brisbane operator contributes funds towards raising awareness around mental health and wellbeing


Transport operator KS Easter has donated a substantial amount to mental health charity Beyondblue.

The donation included, and far exceeded, its winnings from the recent Western Star Trucks Show n Shine day.

The Brisbane-based operator picked up five prizes at the truck show event including, best Western Star under five years, best Western Star fleet, and truck of the show.

"Beyondblue does fantastic work in our community raising awareness around mental health and wellbeing so with Penske Commercial Vehicles supporting Beyondblue at the Show n Shine, we decided that we would make a donation," KS Easter MD Ken Easter says.

"It was an honour to win as many prizes as we did, and an absolute pleasure to make this contribution to beyondblue.

"We are pleased to play our part supporting them."

Thanking the company for its contribution Beyondblue representative Michelle Janssen says problems linked with mental health require more social attention and awareness.

"Thank you to KS Easter for the kind donation to Beyondblue," Janssen says.

"As a speaker, I get to see firsthand the generosity of organisations and individuals who appreciate all the work Beyondblue does.

"In Australia, around three million people live with anxiety and depression so opportunities to visit groups of people, share my story and promote Beyondblue’s services are very important."

Correction: November 24,2017

An earlier version of this article misstated that KS Easter donated a part of its winnings from the Show n Shine event to the charity. The donation in fact far exceeded the amount of winnings from the truck show.



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