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Thank you for helping prevent youth suicide

Over the past 2 weeks, we have been auctioning off Kookaburras captain Mark Knowles’ hockey singlet , signed by the RIO Olympic men’s hockey squad, to raise money for a charity that helps to prevent youth suicide.

All proceeds from the auction go to zero2hero, an amazing not-for-profit that seeks to raise awareness about youth suicide in Australia. They do this by speaking directly to children and young people.

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The auction result

The auction finished this week, and raised $510 for zero2hero. We received 40 bids for the framed Kookaburra’s singlet, which was kindly donated by Kookaburras captain, Mark Knowles.

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How zero2hero helps prevent youth suicide

At eebudee, we are passionate about supporting charities that help young people in Australia, and globally. This is why we hold fundraising activities, such as charity auctions.

zero2hero was chosen because of the way in which CEO Ashlee Harrison and her team connect and empower young people, who may be at risk of suicide.

Their vision?

Every child and young person is educated and empowered to effectively deal with mental health issues.

The team at zero2hero achieves this by:

  • Holding fun events like ‘zero2hero’ day, where schools and workplaces are inspired to learn more about mental health issues.
  • Offering schools the opportunity to host inspiring speakers, who share stories and insights about youth suicide prevention.
  • Running camps, which empower young people to become leaders in their community.
  • Participating in mental health forums, such as ‘In your head’, which will happen during Mental Health Week on 12 October 2016.

For more information about zero2hero, including how to donate to this great charity, please head here.

What next?

If you know of a charity that is doing amazing things for young people in Australia, the US or anywhere in the world, please leave a comment in the comments section below, or post your thoughts on Facebook.

We are always looking for new ways to support not-for-profits that are empowering and inspiring kids and young people.

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