Last week, the residents of Aveo Peregian Springs Country Club hosted a successful Gala Fashion Parade and Grand Raffle, all with the intent of raising much needed funds for youth mental health on the Sunshine Coast.
An amazing $5,410 was raised at the event and donated to Youturn Youth Support, a local not-for-profit who, last year supported over 9,000 vulnerable young Australians and their families – many who were struggling with mental health concerns.
With young people at the heart of everything Youturn does, their youth support services fall within three core focus areas of child safety, homelessness, and mental health. The devastating effects of isolation from the pandemic have meant that services are in dire need of funding to continue their important work.
Susan Beaton, Engagement & Donor Relations Manager at Youturn said their mental health programs, delivered through five headspace centres (including Maroochydore), were running at capacity with waitlists stretching from weeks to months. “We know this is not acceptable which is why fundraising is so important. Events such as this highlights one of the biggest protective factors for young people that are doing it tough in having a caring community, who will listen, understand, show compassion and help those who are struggling to seek the support they need.”
Bringing the convenience of shopping to retirement villages, particular mention should be made of Roz, Director of Portofino Fashion, Brisbane, who hosted the Fashion Parade and pop-up shop.
In conclusion, the organisers of the event thanked the many local businesses and individuals for their tremendous support, without which they could never have achieved such a great result. Aveo, in particular, were also acknowledged for their support of the fundraising initiative.
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Organisers of the Fashion fundraiser LtoR (Mary White, Beth Fahy, Susan Beaton, Sue Bardon, Bron Kennedy)
Notes to the Editor:
About Aveo: Aveo’s vision is to be Australia’s leading and most innovative seniors living provider. Our mission is to honour and serve our residents through Kindness, Care and Respect. Kindness, Care and Respect are our corporate values.
Aveo is a leading and trusted owner, operator, and manager of retirement communities across Australia. Aveo’s philosophy is underpinned by a commitment to grow with older Australians by inspiring greater living choices. We currently and proudly do so for over 12,000 residents in 92 retirement communities across Australia. www.aveo.com.au
About Youturn: Youturn is a not-for-profit charity based at Tewantin that was started over 30 years ago to help address youth homelessness in the Noosa region. Since then, the organisation has grown substantially working with young people and those that support them, expanding their focus to include Child Safety, Mental Health, Suicide Prevention and of course Homelessness.
Their humble beginnings started as a Youth Homelessness grass roots project in 1989 with the Noosa Accommodation Project (NAP) which was officially launched by 5 volunteers supporting six young people. They have grown significantly since then to work at 14 locations across South East Queensland with a staff base of 160 employees and last year helped over 9,600 people.
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