SUPPORTING SUICIDE PREVENTION
Why Communications were absolutely stoked to be involved in the Lifeline Northern Beaches Classic 2019 surf event in May 2019 as part of our Pledge 1% commitment.
The Lifeline Classic is a ‘tag team’ surfing competition fundraising challenge. Each team of four surfers raise as many donations as possible with a target of $5,000 per team. On the day of the Lifeline Classic each team is introduced to a line-up of guest pro surfers who join the teams. The team that’s raised the most money will have first pick of pro surfers.The objective of the all day event is to raise awareness of mental health in the Northern Beaches – built around a fun, community day out. Other mental health partners including a Walk ‘n Talk for Life, One Eighty, Man Anchor and Meditation for Men attended the event.
With support from pro surfers such as Cooper Chapman, Sophie Fletcher and ex-pro surfers Robbie Bain and Simon Anderson the Classic is getting bigger and better each year!
Why Communications assisted Lifeline Northern Beaches on a pro bono basis by producing the event promo video, which had over 20,000 social media engagements in the first 48 hours. We supported with event sponsorship and fundraising for the Surfing Mums Australia surf team. Surfing Mums Australia is another not-for-profit that helps get mums back into the water when they have kids. The mums raised $6,063 so on the day were able to select pro-surfer Sophie Fletcher to join them in the water…a massive team bonus which contributed to them bring home the gold trophy for Womens Classic 2019.
If you’d like to donate to Lifeline Northern Beaches you’ll be supporting vital crisis support and suicide prevention.
Lifeline Northern Beaches provides crisis support and suicide prevention services. Every year Lifeline answers over 750,000 calls for assistance on our national crisis line – 13 11 14. Over 60,000 of these calls are answered at our Northern Beaches Centre. They also provide a range of local support services including face-to-face counselling and group support programs all aimed at relieving distress and suffering in the community.