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Sutherland 2 Surf draws community support for Wesley Mission

3 August 2017 Media releases

Sutherland2SurfAs Wesley Mission supporters, volunteers and staff prepare for the upcoming Sun-Herald City2Surf event, Wesley Mission participants in the recent PAYCE Sutherland 2 Surf (PAYCE S2S) were delighted with the community support for the cause of suicide prevention and mental health.

Wesley LifeForce suicide prevention program and Lifeline Sydney & Sutherland were charity partners in the PAYCE S2S. The event, now in its 46th year, is Wanda SLSC‘s major fundraising initiative.

Michael Brannock, Race Director and Life Member of Wanda SLSC said: “without these funds Wanda SLSC would not be able to undertake their role as volunteer surf lifesavers.

“There are significant costs to organise an event of this nature, so without the support of our many volunteer club members, lifesavers and sponsors the PAYCE S2S would not be viable.

“Being a community based charity we see the importance of partnering with other charities and Wanda SLSC has been thrilled that Wesley Mission was the 2017 PAYCE S2S major charity partner.”

A group of runners from Wesley Mission led by Wesley LifeForce Networks Manager Tony Cassidy and Lifeline Sydney & Sutherland Crisis Support Coordinator Sue Banks joined 6000 other participants who walked or ran the 11kms from Sutherland to Wanda Beach, Cronulla.

“Our participation has raised the awareness of suicide prevention and the work of Wesley LifeForce and Wesley Lifeline Sydney & Sutherland,” Mr Cassidy said.

“It has been a delight to work closely with Wanda SLSC and PAYCE representatives in making this more than just a fun run but a community event that has a worthwhile and lasting cause.”

Further information: Graeme Cole, 0408 470 722 or [email protected]

 

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