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Sleeping Rough in Gippsland

By: Emily Durbridge

Category: Events / Fundraising / Offers

  2.27 PM 18 July, 2013


Location: General

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Leaders of local communities, businesses and government within Gippsland have been invited to spend the night sleeping rough on Thursday 15 August at Lardner Park, to raise awareness and
much needed funds to help Lifeline Gippsland continue their vital work.

Commonwealth Bank is organising this worthwhile event on behalf of Lifeline Gippsland.

Mark Potter, Regional Director CFA Gippsland Region is taking part in the sleep out. Part of the lead up to the event will be for Mark to raise $500 in sponsorship for the sleep out. Mark is aiming high and would like to raise $2,000 for Lifeline.

He says
“Suicide awareness and prevention are often taboo issues within the community. This event will highlight the significant work Lifeline Gippsland does in our community to address this.

“Lifeline Gippsland delivers a wide range of programs and services, designed to make a difference to the lives of vulnerable members of our community. These include suicide prevention and support and a 24-hour telephone counselling service.

“In addition, the Gippsland Crisis Line telephone support service means that members of the community who have been involved in or have witnessed traumatic events such as road accidents, suicides, fires and floods, can access personal support from professionally trained counsellors, via referral from emergency services personnel.

 “Lifeline Gippsland has provided a significant amount of support to CFA members and families, and I urge the community to get behind this important event."

CFA Gippsland is holding a barbeque next Thursday 25 to begin Mark’s month of fundraising. If you are visiting the CFA office, there will be a collection tin located at reception to sponsor Mark and help a very worthy cause.

Last Updated: 18 July 2013