Community barbecue to offer support
A GROUP set up to tackle youth suicide, the Community Friends, held their third barbecue of the year at Spalla Park in Proserpine on Saturday.
People of all ages came together for the event which was open to everyone to come along and connect with new people.
Proserpine Community Centre co-ordinator Cathie Evans said the Community Friends group was created several months ago after a number of Proserpine youths had attempted suicide.
“When everyone comes together like this it lets the kids know that they aren’t alone and there are people out there willing to help and support them. There was a great turnout for the event with people of all ages coming along to enjoy the day,” she said.
“This was the third barbecue we’ve had and it’s a great way for the whole community to come to- gether. It really allows people from all different backgrounds to connect.”
The free barbecue was a hit with all attendees and a similar event is planned for early November.
BANDING TOGETHER: Sandra Kelly from the Neighbourhood Centre, Girudala Indigenous Family Support representative Vivian Mook, Proserpine Community Centre co-ordinator Cathie Evans, Mark Rees and Indigenous Outreach worker Frank Cook gathered together in support of the Community Friends Barbeque event at Spalla Park on Saturday.