Suicide Prevention Event and Fundraiser
To raise mental health awareness and support those in our lives who struggle with mental health illnesses
To support Suicide Prevention Day, and to raise awareness for mental health issues, as well as raising funds to help support the Huron Women’s Shelter, members of the community took part in a silent auction, food drive and day-long event at Knox Presbyterian Church. In addition, participants could also receive a semi-colon tattoo in support of those who suffer from mental health, in which half the proceeds went towards the Women’s Shelter as well.
Members of the community came together on Sunday afternoon to raise money for the HuronWomen’s Shelter, to raise awareness and educate on the topic of mental health
A steady stream of supporters visited Knox Presbyterian Church on Victoria Street North, to the Suicide Prevention event. The event took place from 2pm until 7pm
There were toys and game available for children in attendance, as well as face-painting. Pictured here are Ewen and Mary McCadden.
On a first-come, first-served basis, tattoo artist Matt Cottrell of Tribute Studios, took part in the event. He would tattoo the semi-colon, in support of mental health awareness and suicide prevention. Half of the proceeds were donated.
Cottrell at Tribute Studios tattooed customers and supports from 12pm until the end of the event.
Henna Tattoos were available to those in attendance. In addition, there was also a food drive, live music, snacks and a silent auction from 3pm until 6pm.
The event included a silent auction, as well as information booths to educate on what services are available.