Lifeline partnership a success on game day

Lifeline Canberra was the official match day charity for the Canberra Raiders round two clash against the Sydney Roosters.  

Through match day awareness and fundraising activities, the Raiders have assisted Lifeline Canberra in answering over 100 life-saving calls to their 13 11 14 crisis support line.

Many who attended the game on Saturday would have noticed Raiders match-winner, Sam Williams, sporting a special number on the back of his jersey. Williams’ traditional number 7 was changed to 007, in a promotion with the launch of James Bond Spectre on DVD.

The once-off jersey has been put up for auction following the match, with all proceeds from the auction going towards Lifeline Canberra. The auction closes on Friday night, with bids currently in excess of $1,500. CLICK HERE to view the jersey.

The Lifeline Canberra Women of Spirit Awards launch was held in the members lounge at GIO Stadium prior to the NRL game kick-off. The awards recognise women in the community and surrounds who have survived significant adversity, only to turn it around and give back to the community, inspiring others to do the same.

The launch of the Awards was a success, with the new location at GIO Stadium proving a good choice in attracting a greater number of people.

Lifeline Canberra is a leading charity in the ACT, providing life-saving support and leadership in mental health awareness and suicide prevention.

CLICK HERE to read more about the new partnership between the Raiders and Lifeline Canberra.

To find out more about Lifeline Canberra’s Women of Spirit Awards, please CLICK HERE.