STEELTOES & STILETTOS is a building and construction industry event bringing the risk of asbestos to the big stage. Tradies are dobbed in and sponsored to walk the catwalk with a model.
Reflections, a not-for-profit reducing the impact of asbestos on our community, is offering you the opportunity to join us in bringing this landmark event to life.
With the highest rates of the asbestos-related terminal cancer, Mesothelioma, in the world and significant amounts of in-situ asbestos in our built environment, asbestos has left a devastating legacy in Western Australia. Raising awareness in the building and construction industry is crucial, and this unique event also spreads the message to the wider community.
Tradies register and raise funds for the opportunity to walk the catwalk. There are several runway categories, each representing different trades – Carpentry, Electrical, Masonry, Finishes and Plumbing. The top ten fundraisers in each category will ‘strut their stuff’ beside a model. An esteemed judging panel will choose the top two tradies from each heat who will represent their trade in a Runway Grand Final. Great prizes are up for grabs. May the best tradies win!
Tickets include a red-carpet entry, canapes, drinks and live entertainment.
Funds raised by the tradies will be used to support the work being undertaken by Reflections. Thank you for partnering with them in reducing the impact of asbestos on the community.
“Master Builders salute the active role that Reflections plays in raising awareness of the potentially fatal risk of dealing with asbestos in the building and construction industry.
Events such as this bring the asbestos message to a wider audience and help make young people aware of the terrible outcomes associated with this dangerous substance.”
John Gelavis, Executive Director Master Builders and Reflections Ambassador
“Steel toes & stilettos won’t protect you from exposure to asbestos, but this event will help us to increase awareness of the dangers.
More importantly, raising funds for researchers to find a cure for asbestos-related disease will help save the lives of those who have contracted a life-threatening illness through exposure to asbestos fibres.”
Michael McLean, Reflections Ambassador
“There remains an ongoing danger to our tradies and everyone working on sites where materials containing asbestos are present. Too many people have the impression that asbestos is a thing of the past, but that couldn’t be further from the truth.
There needs to be greater awareness and education as to the risks involved. Only through ongoing focus in this area will we truly reduce the impact of asbestos-related deaths in our community.”
Dale Alcock, Managing Director ABN Group, Reflections Ambassador