Sup­port grows for aware­ness cam­paign

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

THE Whit­sun­day Bald Ea­gles have wel­comed the Ju­bilee Tav­ern as their lat­est part­ner in the "One Punch Kills" al­co­hol aware­ness cam­paign.

The cam­paign, launched just a few weeks ago, cen­tres around the pro­mo­tion of re­spon­si­ble drink­ing mes­sages de­liv­ered via posters, stubby cool­ers and static dis­plays.

It was de­vised and spear­headed by Whit­sun­day Bald Ea­gles pres­i­dent Jack Lumby in re­sponse to the death of AFL masters leg­end Bruce Steen­son, who was the vic­tim of a one-punch in­ci­dent that claimed his life.

Man­ager of the Ju­bilee Tav­ern Peter Scott said his es­tab­lish­ment sup­ported the Bald Ea­gles in their pos­i­tive aware­ness pro­gram and en­cour­aged oth­ers to be­come in­volved.

“The al­ter­na­tive is a re­al­ity that has touched too many of our lives. It is all too com­mon," he said.

Of­fi­cer in Charge of the Whit­sun­day Po­lice Sta­tion, Act­ing Se­nior Ser­gent Brad Teys also com­mended the cam­paign. “I think it’s won­der­ful and I ap­plaud any ef­fort to raise the gen­eral pu- blic’s aware­ness of the ills of the over con­sump­tion of al­co­hol,” he said.

Mean­while, Mr Lumby is invit­ing any in­di­vid­u­als or li­censed premises who wish to join the cam­paign to con­tact him on 0417 628 939. “And don’t for­get, it’s cool to have a cold one mate - just be cool about it," he said.

JOIN­ING UP: Man­ager of the Ju­bilee Tav­ern Peter Scott has joined forces with Whit­sun­day Bald Ea­gles pres­i­dent Jack Lumby in pro­mot­ing re­spon­si­ble drink­ing, thereby pre­vent­ing 'one punch' in­ci­dents such as the one that killed AFL Masters leg­end Bruce Steen­son.

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