Tanya's story puts a face to Lifeline Christmas appeal
Release date: 11 December 2014
Australians have responded to the touching story of a young woman whose decision to call Lifeline helped turn her life around.
Lifeline’s Christmas Appeal for 2014 features the story of Tanya (see Tanya’s story), who talks about the events that led to her call to Lifeline’s 13 11 14 crisis line when she felt at her lowest.
Lifeline CEO Jane Hayden said that Tanya’s story gave donors a glimpse of the difference their gifts make.
“We are so proud of Tanya’s decision to share her experience.
“We hope her story encourages other people in crisis to reach out and we know the money raised will save lives.
“New and regular supporters have responded to Tanya’s story, with over 1000 individuals sending a gift since the appeal started three weeks ago.
“With just two more weeks until Christmas, we are hoping to double that number.”
Ms Hayden said that Lifeline is a volunteer-based charity that relies on public support, and every dollar donated helps prevent a suicide.
“Over 18,000 people in crisis will call us from Christmas to New Years alone.
“To answer those calls, we rely on donations from individuals.
“Whether it’s a one-off gift or a commitment to our regular giving program, our donors – along with our volunteers – are the lifeblood of Lifeline.”
To see Tanya’s story go to http://www.lifeline.org.au/christmas.
If you know anyone who needs support, encourage them to contact Lifeline. Call: 13 11 14 (24/7)