Profits from forfeits

No bylineThe West Australian

The CBH Group has donated $153,000 to charities through the Harvest Mass Management Scheme for the 2014-15 season.

The HMMS was developed by the CBH Group in conjunction with Main Roads WA and allows trucks that are loaded above their legal tolerance limits the option to forfeit the overloaded tonnes.

Forfeited grain is then sold and the proceeds donated to charities working in regional WA.

The $153,000 will be the second largest donation made from the HMMS since the scheme began.

CBH Group chairman Wally Newman said just 464 tonnes of grain were forfeited during the season's harvest.

"The HMMS has been the most effective deterrent to overloading in the history of road transport in WA, while giving back to rural communities at the same time," he said.

"This year, nine organisations were selected because of their work helping rural communities and families."

"The money is distributed based on recommendations from CBH employees," he said. "The charities were chosen because they support the grain growing regions of WA."

CBH Group deputy chairman Vern Dempster and CBH general manager of Grower and External Relations Karlie Mucjanko presented the cheques last week.

This year, the HMMS has supported Ronald McDonald House, St John Ambulance, Wheatbelt Men's Health, Australian Men's Shed Association, SolarisCare, Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation Charity, Camp Kulin, Red Cross and Youth Focus.

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