Ropes Crossing Hosts Suicide Prevention Fundraiser
Local resident Chloe Taylor recently held a fundraising event, ‘Chloe’s Suicide Prevention Morning Tea’, at the Ropes Crossing Community Hub last month. The event was organised to help raise funds as well as awareness of suicide prevention.
It was attended by just under 100 members of the local community and featured a cake stall, photo booth, Nutrimetics, mini make over, jumping castle, sausage sizzle, raffle and a suicide prevention stall which sold mugs, bags and stickers. $2,900 was successfully raised on the day at the fundraising event.
“I have been personally affected by suicide, but I found the support I needed to become who I am today. This event was important in helping with the prevention of suicide” said organiser Chloe Taylor.
According to Lifeline Australia, the overall suicide rate in 2015 was 12.6 per 100,000 in Australia. This is the highest rate in 10 plus years.
The support, from not only those who came to visit the morning tea but also the volunteers on the day was an amazing show of community spirit. Blacktown City Council kindly donated the hall, whilst several local businesses donated vouchers and prizes for the raffle.
Chloe hopes to hold a similar fundraiser locally next year, with plans in September or later in the year.
She has also set up an EverydayHero page to raise valuable funds for Suicide Prevention Australia. If you would like to donate, please visit https://give.everydayhero.com/au/chloe-s-suicide-prevention-fundraiser/wizard/share.