Hino announces support for St Vincent Hospital’s fundraising campaign

Hino Australia has donated a 700 Series SS prime mover to transport a 33-seater 'Big Red Bike' – as it visits towns throughout NSW to raise funds for St Vincent's Hospital and encourage community health awareness and involvement in the Big Red Bike project.

The project is an awareness and fundraising initiative for St Vincent's Heart Lung Program that the hospital will launch in October.

Hino Australia announced its sponsorship of the project at its head office in Caringbah in southern Sydney, where the bike was unveiled and keys to the truck were handed over to a representative from St Vincent's.

According to Hino Australia President and Chief Operating Officer Steve Lotter, Hino was delighted to be able to assist the worthwhile cause in such a practical way.

“St Vincent's Hospital's Heart and Lung program plays a critical role in saving and improving people's lives. As a foundation sponsor of the initiative, we're proud to provide the means of transporting the bike around NSW to raise awareness of the work done by the Heart Lung team.

“On a global basis, Hino has a strong sense of corporate responsibility, and our partnership with St Vincent's underlines our willingness to be involved in such a worthwhile community-based project.”

Professor Michael Feneley, Director of Cardiology and of the Heart Lung Program at St Vincent's Hospital, accepted the keys to the truck on behalf of the institution. “This is a terrific initiative on the part of Hino,” he said.

“St Vincent's has long been an international leader in our heart lung endeavours and it is wonderful to have the support of Hino and other leaders in the transport industry for such an important health initiative.”

Hino Australia timed the launch of its involvement to coincide with the Australian Trucking Association's (ATA's) TruckWeek.

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