We have been working with kids/teens and adults for a long time now and one of the things that is often prevalent when people come to us is the battle youths face with depression and suicide. This can be from bullying in school or online, issues in the home, at work or feeling like they don't fit in, isolated, alone. We want to show everyone that they are not alone and that we stand (or run) with them.
I have decided to run from Perth to Margaret River to raise much needed awareness so that we can hopefully gain momentum to work as a community to give support to those who need it.
I chose Margaret River as the final destination because the issue itself is not limited to one area, one group, one stereotype. It is diverse and it is not restricted to a postcode. So starting in the metro area all the way down through some of rural WA and the South West.
The plan will be to make stops in suburbs and towns along the way to talk with schools, groups and communities and share stories. Remember those who are no longer with us. We want to highlight some of the major issues that cause depression and suicide among youths and try to be part of a solution.
We have a GoFund me page https://www.gofundme.com/colinluthwood
to raise the funds needed for the run and are looking for sponsorship's from local businesses who would like to get behind the cause.
We will be posting videos updating you on my training and the progress of the run so subscribe to keep in the loop!
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This year at JMA we are hoping to encourage the wonderful JMA community charitable spirit! With that in mind we've decided to partner with the WA Police charity, Constable Care and their Comfort Pack Program.
'The program aims to supply front line emergency service workers with care packs to give to children who are being temporarily relocated from their homes due to accident, emergency or as a result of crime. The backpacks are age and gender appropriate and contain necessities such as pyjamas, underwear, toothbrush and paste, soap, shampoo and conditioner, hair brush, story book, teddy bear, etc.'
Instead of students completing their 5 Leadership Tasks on their grading form we will be asking that everyone assembles a Comfort Pack for children in need. - You can opt out of this and do the normal 5 tasks - The age range is 0-16 so ideally it would be great if students assemble a pack for another child their age but you can choose. You do not need to fill the back pack with all the items, just what you can afford to purchase or even better donate! The idea is to help with Comfort Pack program but also to encourage our students to think about others and how great they will feel knowing they have helped someone else in need.
We are encouraging everyone to participate from all programs including Little Tigers and the adult classes - TKD and Box and Burn - you can also spread the word and ask family and friends if they want to be involved too!
We will be collecting the donations at the club during March leading up to the April grading. Thank you all in advance for your support. We're really excited for this project! You can read more about the program below!
20th November 2010
Venue Kindly Donated by Joondalup Reception Centre (next door to the library and council chambers - free parking at night)
Tickets $25 for canapes and entertainment
Cheap drinks on the night
DJ and dancefloor to boogey the night away
Raffle, donation boxes and silent auction to raise money for the Mount Blanc Project 2010 for Princess Margaret's Hospital Ward 3B
13+ Year Olds Welcome (under 18’s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian)
YOU COULD WIN THE FOLLOWING!Video Intercom System Fully Installed (valued at $880) Kindly Donated by Avant Guard Security
Gold Package Alarm System fully Installed (valued at $1050) Kindly Donated by Avant Guard Security
GHD Men’s Styler Pack (valued at $465) kindly donated by Kymeli Hair Joondalup
BeGorgeous Ladies Styler Pack (valued at $505) Kindly donated by Kymeli Hair Joondalup
Mini Styler Pack (valued at $225) kindly donated by Kymeli Hair Joondalup
$150 Uggies voucher kindly donated by Uggy's Genuine Lakeside
iPod Shuffle donated by Kick boxer Sean Griffiths
3 x Personal Training sessions from Carmela Danze
Buffet Dinner for 2 from Joondalup Golf Resort
$500 Voucher from Mobile Glass
Bag of Make Up from KARAJA (Valued at $350)
WAHL Super Dryer kindly donated by Scissor King
Wigo Jet Ceramic Hair Straighteners Kindly donated by Scissor King
WAHL Hair Clippers kindly donated by Scissor King
and more to come...........
THANK YOU to all our members who have donated money so far Stephen Cairney, Micheal Choong, Allan Walker, Ben Jones, Aaron Milcallef and Kymeli Hair in Joondalup fpr donating 10 % from every JMA customer they had!
Its been a great effort from everyone and we are looking forward to the ball on Saturday to relax and raise some more money!
Give your pre-loved prescription eyewear for recycling! JMA is supporting www.onesight.org.au in their goal to recycle the 1.2 million pairs of glasses needed every year to supply their international missions with enough eyewear to go around.
Help make a difference and donate your old prescription eyewear by either dropping them off at the Club (1/21 Franklin Lane, Joondalup) or take them to any OPSM store.
"Nearly every day, OneSight volunteers are helping the world see in their local communities, regions and around the world. Each year, OneSight conducts two-week Clinics in developing countries where our doctors and trained volunteers provide free eye exams and recycled eyewear to thousands of people in need. To date, we’ve run 155 Clinics in 31 different developing countries. OneSight operates five global recycling centers and has thousands of locations to donate eyewear around the world. OneSight needs to collect and recycle 1.2 million pairs of used eyewear annually in order to support 20 Global Clinics each year"
For More Information Visit www.onesight.org.au