Song and dance for Life­line

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

PERTH jazz singer Jake Den­nis took to the stage along­side 13 well-known chil­dren’s char­ac­ters to raise money for Life­line WA at the Lake Mon­ger Christ­mas Fes­ti­val late last month.

As part of ef­forts to fund train­ing for cri­sis life sup­port in De­cem­ber, chil­dren gave a gold coin do­na­tion in ex­change for a photo with their favourite life-size char­ac­ters such as Elsa from Frozen and Cap­tain Amer­ica.

Life­line WA chief ex­ec­u­tive Fiona Kalaf said the Christ­mas pe­riod was the busiest time of the year with the na­tional cri­sis sup­port line re­ceiv­ing a call ev­ery 37 sec­onds.

“It costs $3000 to ed­u­cate each vol­un­teer for the tele­phone cri­sis sup­port ser­vice, with many months train­ing and one year pro­ba­tion,” she said.

Well-known chil­dren’s char­ac­ters staged a fundraiser for Life­line.

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