Lifeline Hunter Central Coast will join with the nib Newcastle Knights for a community activation when the Knights clash with St George Illawarra in Round 4 at McDonald Jones Stadium on Sunday, April 7.
"We’re really excited to bring our Lifeline team together to support the Knights but also to raise awareness of Lifeline’s ongoing support for the community in the Region," Lifeline General Manager Revenue, Fundraising and Communication Julie Wicks said.
"The Newcastle Knights as a team are firmly focused on community involvement and Lifeline is very excited and honoured at this opportunity to remind the community of the role Lifeline plays as their ‘other local team’ helping local people.
"Lifeline’s activities are only 50% Government funded, so our presence at the Knights game is about raising awareness that to continue our lifesaving services locally, these services include: suicide prevention, the 24/7 13 11 14 help line, crisis support, face to face counselling and training, we rely on community support for our retail stores, fundraising events and donations.
"We’ll be officially launching our ‘Text To Donate’ application on the day and we trust Knights fans will embrace the flexibility and convenience it offers in donating to Lifeline here in Newcastle.’
"Just as dedicated Knights fans and their support are crucial to the Knights endeavours on the field, Lifeline volunteers are crucial to our organisation, I would like to take this opportunity to pay tribute to our Lifeline volunteers, who are an invaluable component of our team locally and play an essential role in delivery of support services, retail offerings and fundraising activities taking place in the Hunter."
Knights CEO Philip Gardner added; “Lifeline for many is that voice of reason at the darkest of times,”
“Lifelines services are 24/7 and available to all.
“It is with great pride that the Knights partner with Lifeline at our St George game as every cent donated will support services to our community.”