Published on: May 2021
North Sydney Rotary Fundraising for Black Dog Institute
Ms FELICITY WILSON (North Shore)
—I would like to congratulate the Rotary Club of North Sydney for raising approximately $2,000 for the Black Dog Institute at their St Patrick's Day luncheon. The afternoon was filled with singing traditional Irish melodies, keeping bellies full with Guinness, and sharing an Irish blessing or two while raising valuable funds to tackle the fight against teenage suicide. I acknowledge Eve Shepherd and Peter Joseph for finding the strength to share their personal stories with other members. Not only is sharing stories like theirs brave, but it is important in better identifying those who may be struggling. The Black Dog Institute has worked since 1985 to improve the lives of young and old Australians by finding new ways to treat and prevent conditions such as depression, while helping to eliminate the stigmas surrounding mental health. Thank you to President Toni Field and the extensive member network who donated their time to the successful operation of the day, and for the generosity of the club in supporting such a worthy cause.