Lifeline launches its largest ever fundraiser: 'Lifeline for Lifeline'
Lifeline launched its largest ever fundraising campaign, Lifeline For Lifeline on November 1, 2017.
Lifeline For Lifeline – a national day to give that will take place on 1 November each year – calls on Australians to donate to the leading crisis support and suicide prevention service and help it answer the one million requests for help received annually.
Lifeline Australia Chairman John Brogden said the fundraising campaign sends the message that ‘you don’t have to wear something, do without something, make something, sell something or run somewhere… all you have to do is give’.
“With a call to Lifeline’s 24/7 crisis support services received every 30 seconds, Lifeline for Lifeline is asking Australians to donate so that no request for help goes unanswered,” Mr Brogden said.
“We don’t have the resources to answer every call immediately, which is particularly heartbreaking when you consider the enormous strength and courage it takes for someone to reach out when they’re struggling.
“So, this campaign is about making sure people in crisis or thinking about suicide never have to be alone. We’re asking Australians to dig deep today and donate to Lifeline.
“Every Australian can help save a life. All you have to do is give.”
Michelle MacGillivray Lifeline Ballarat Program Manager said that the charity is not 100 per cent Government funded and relies on community support to meet demand.
“We’re calling on the Ballarat and surrounding communities to get behind Lifeline for Lifeline,” Ms MacGillivray said.
“It costs $26 to fund one crisis call for someone struggling with life’s challenges. But that $26 – which goes towards costs like recruitment, training and supervision – can make a lifesaving difference for individuals, friends, families and whole communities.”
For more information or to donate, visit www.lifelineforlifeline.org.au.