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Lifeline Northern Beaches

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Dear Fundraiser,

Lifeline Northern Beaches (LLNB) has been serving Sydney’s Northern Beaches area for over 50 years. We are a registered charity, run by a small team of salaried staff and supported by around 650 local volunteers. We work to relieve distress and suffering in the community caused by crisis situations.

LLNB provides 24/7 telephone crisis support, suicide prevention services and counselling to people of all ages and from all backgrounds. Last year we answered more than 30,000 calls and performed more than 5,000 occasions of associated services. Unfortunately demand is only increasing.

LLNB also operates 7 retail shops to raise funds to deliver its programs. This represents around 60% of operational costs. The balance of funds is sourced through corporate support and sponsorship, private and philanthropic donations and community support.

We appreciate your interest in fundraising on behalf of Lifeline Northern Beaches and thank you for your kind support. Please use the information in this fundraising kit to help plan your event/fundraiser and let us know how we can assist you in your efforts.

By choosing Lifeline Northern Beaches as a beneficiary organisation for your fundraising event, you are helping to answer more calls on our crisis support service, recruit and train more volunteers, and to continue to provide and expand our suicide prevention and mental health support programs.

We look forward to working with you to create a successful event and assist you in maximising your fundraising efforts.

Look forward to hearing from you soon. Kind regards

Cate Sinclair
CEO Lifeline Northern Beaches

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Lifeline needs your help

Lifeline has launched an online campaign seeking a million signatures, calling on the Federal Government to double funding to suicide prevention.

Suicide takes twice as many lives as traffic accidents. But road safety gets twice as much government funding as suicide prevention. Please sign the petition calling on the Federal Government to double funding to programs like Lifeline’s well-established crisis line that reduce the terrible toll of suicides on families around Australia. 

“We know the profound impact that suicide can have on individuals, families, friends and whole communities,” Lifeline Australia CEO, Pete Shmigel, said. “In seeking a million signatures through this campaign, we want to empower everyday Australians to join together and take important steps towards the goal of stopping suicides.

“The number deaths by suicide is more than double the road toll, and yet government funding for road safety is double that for suicide prevention. Furthermore, while we have seen a 25 per cent decrease in the number of motor vehicle deaths over the past 10 years, the number of suicides has increased significantly in this time.

“By sharing Lifeline’s online petition via social media or email, we have the opportunity to create a groundswell of support to show the government that we as a community care about this issue, we do not accept this needless loss of life and we want to do something about it.”

To sign Lifeline’s petition, click here.

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