Western Suburbs Weekly - - Western Opinion -

I started the cam­paign Step­ping Out of the Shad­ows as a com­mu­nity ini­tia­tive for peo­ple who have lost loved ones to sui­cide.

The aim is to get the com­mu­nity to step out and be a ‘Life­line for Life­line’ be­cause the or­gan­i­sa­tion strug­gles for fund­ing. If Life­line can’t get fund­ing, it can’t train more coun­sel­lors and vol­un­teers.

If Life­line can’t an­swer all these calls, that’s not great for the com­mu­nity.

While Life­line gets some gov­ern­ment fund­ing, it gets nowhere near enough funds to do the valu­able work it does ev­ery day.

The work Life­line does is in­valu­able to our com­mu­nity of West­ern Aus­tralia. Com­mu­nity lead­ers will be step­ping out with me for this cam­paign.

I’ve been blown away by the amount of peo­ple who want to step out but also peo­ple want­ing to work col­lab­o­ra­tively.

If you want to be a ‘Life­line for Life­line’, all I’m ask­ing for is $10.

Can you imag­ine if all of the Com­mu­nity News­pa­per Group read­ers gave $10? Wouldn’t that be amaz­ing?

phi­lan­thropist Ros Wor­thing­ton

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