Case study | Attcall Civil Contractors

Case study | Attcall Civil Contractors

Driving a brighter future for kids with cancer. 

"Attcall is a small family-owned business and as such we are very close to our employees. In all the years we’ve been in business, we have been touched by cancer in its many forms whether it be family, friends, or employees and as the director of Attcall, I felt the need to broaden our exposure to cancer related charities. I could not think of a more deserved charity than one helping kids."
– Clinton McKinnon, Owner and Managing Director


About Attcall Civil Contractors

Attcall is a family owned construction company that has been operating since 1995. Owner and Managing Director, Clinton McKinnon has been in the construction industry all his life and, like his father before him, is a fully qualified and experienced operator and driver as well as being an innovative and dedicated business manager.

Clinton and his wife Michelle have grown the business from being a successful one man, one truck operation, to an even more successful company with more than 100 full time employees. Attcall is building an enviable reputation based on carrying out quality work on time, with the best equipment available and with fully qualified and accredited employees.

Why Attcall chose to support The Kids’ Cancer Project

“Attcall believes that the future is in the hands of our children, so to lose a child at the start of their life is not only devastating to family and friends, but the loss of a child today may also mean the loss of great change for the world in the future," says Clinton.

"Partnering with The Kids’ Cancer Project is our small way of helping.”

- Clinton McKinnon, Owner and Managing Director

The Kids’ Cancer Project partnership solution

Attcall’s first move in supporting the national charity was to wrap one of their trucks in The Kids’ Cancer Project branding featuring the faces of Sammy Colakidis and Eli Northey - two children living in different states of Australia but who are both being treated for neuroblastoma, a type of infant cancer that develops from immature nerve cells.

Find out more about Eli Northey

The truck chosen for the project is affectionately known as Justy. Justin was an employee of the Attcall team for 11 years when at 35 he was diagnosed with terminal bowel cancer and passed the same year.

"Justin has a young son who was only 11 years old at the time," says Clinton. "Witnessing the effect of losing the most prominent person in his life was quite devastating to me personally, therefore I decided to dedicate one of our trucks to Justin so that I would always be reminded of the type of person he was and the way cancer effects all of us in different ways."

The Kids’ Cancer Project liaised with the Colakidis and Northey families for approval to use their children’s images and created the artwork to Attcall’s specifications. Pete Northey loaded his children into the family car and drove to see the unveiling. The look on Eli's face when he saw himself was priceless. 

Outcome and results of Attcall's partnership with The Kids’ Cancer Project

As well as raising awareness through the moving billboard of one of the fleet, Attcall will be donating 10 cents for every kilometre Justy travels. Attcall also hope to involve staff and extended family in raising money through an annual fundraising evening and other events.

"The intended outcome of the partnership between Attcall and The Kids’ Cancer Project is to deliver a greater awareness of childhood cancer and to “drive a brighter future” for those diagnosed with this disease so that one day no family has to go through the heartbreak of losing a child to cancer," says Clinton

Attcall is helping The Kids’ Cancer Project reach the charity’s goal of 100% survival of all children diagnosed with cancer faster as Owen Finegan, CEO explains. 

“Support from Clinton and the Attcall Civil Contractors team allows The Kids’ Cancer Project to support bold science that has the greatest chance of clinical success to improve childhood cancer treatments," says Owen.

"It’s very motivating knowing we have the support from Australian family businesses such as Attcall, whose values mirror The Kids’ Cancer Project’s. We are thrilled with the partnership and look forward to raising awareness and growing the relationship while creating positive impacts for Australian children.”

Get in touch

With thanks to the support of our partners we can continue to fund vital childhood cancer research. Contact our team today to see how we can work together.


Owen Finegan

Owen Finegan

Chief Executive Officer
Patrick Phibbs

Patrick Phibbs

Head of Partnerships

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