In early April, staff and friends of Jesuit Social Services took part in the Murray to Moyne, an annual cycling fundraiser that covers over 500 kilometres from Swan Hill to Port Fairy.
Twenty-four riders, including staff members and program participants, took part in the event and fundraised more than $43,000 for our Support After Suicide program which provides services for children, young people and adults bereaved by suicide.
Support After Suicide Bereavement Counsellor, Colin Charles, said the money raised will help fund the delivery of programs like Serious Fun, a bereavement support program for primary school aged program.
“It will allow us to continue to provide school holiday programs, camps and activity days for young people to enable them to understand and navigate the grief associated with a suicide,” he says.
“Everybody involved with Support After Suicide thanks the riders and donors for this great outcome.”