Western Star and Outback Futures in mental health link up


Truckmaker to make contribution for every truck sold in Queensland

Western Star and Outback Futures in mental health link up
Craig Lee and Brent Sweeney

Western Star Trucks has formally partnered with not‐for‐profit organisation Outback Futures.

As part of the agreement, the Western Star will make a donation to the mental health and wellbeing service provider for each of the brand’s trucks bought in Queensland.

Committed to long-term, intergenerational change, Outback Futures aims to see rural and remote communities equipped with the confidence and tools to identify and address their own mental health and wellbeing challenges.  

"Western Star Trucks and Penske Australia are proud to expand and formalise our existing relationship with Outback Futures," Penske Australia general manager – on‐highway Craig Lee said.

"With a heartland entrenched in regional Australia, our Western Star brand has natural synergies with the communities that Outback Futures supports.

"Outback Futures does such fantastic work in rural communities nurturing and empowering the outback with its mental health and wellbeing services directly impacting so many communities.

"In addition to making a donation from every Western Star sold in Queensland, Penske Australia has a range of initiatives that we are working on with Outback Futures."


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Outback Futures CEO Brent Sweeney said the expansion of the relationship would make a tangible difference to its clientele.

"We are thrilled to be extending our association with both Penske and the Western Star Trucks brand which, like Outback Futures, is grounded in the bush environment," Sweeney said.

"Partnerships such as this one with Western Star not only contribute funding that provides a direct benefit to outback communities, they also raise awareness around mental health and wellbeing, and facilitate Outback Futures as we progress our mission to renew hope, build resilience, and strengthen community."

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