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21-Sep-2014

Sydney Running Festival

Join the WINGS of Hope Running team across the iconic Sydney harbour bridge. This is an opportunity to make new friends and take up a new activity. You can walk or run, short distance or challenge yourself. Or you can just meet the sporty types afterwards for coffee! For those who would like to, we have the skills of an experienced trainer to assist you in the lead up to this activity, with regular training sessions. You will be in good company with people who understand, and most importantly – you will help us to raise much-needed funds for WINGS of Hope.

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21-Sep-2014

WINGS of Hope Running Team Member Stories

This is our annual fundraising and support event held in Sydney for WINGS of Hope supporters and walkers and runners alike. 

Not long now until the 21km half marathon for WINGS of Hope's running team. Everyone has a story behind their run, what motivates them and we will share a few words about each person in the next three weeks. To get started, one of our longest. 

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10-Sep-2014

Federal Government’s "Hidden Toll" Report

In 2013 the Federal Government’s “Hidden Toll” report on mental health and suicide was published. 

The recommendations included a national approach to mental health, suicide prevention and strategies for rural and regional care. 

It is disturbing to hear that progress is further delay through media reporting that the Coalition voted against implementing any aspects of that report. 

People bereaved by suicide can have their say on the topic of “Suicide Prevention” in an online forum on September 10, World Suicide Prevention Day. This online forum will continue for a week. 

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26-Jul-2014

WINGS Delivers Hope & New Growth After Suicide Loss

This past Saturday 26th July, WINGS of Hope Inc., held an official presentation and fundraising initiative to deliver resources for people bereaved by suicide, being a book and DVD titled “Red Chocolate Elephants”. This unique educational resource features the art and voices of children bereaved by suicide. A major WINGS of Hope project is to place copies of this resource in community channels, schools and workplaces all over the nation.

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03-Jun-2014

President’s Report at 2014 AGM

Every week I am inspired further by the commitment and passion of our committee members. As individuals brought together initially by our loss, then by the friendships that grew and now also by our common goals to grow WINGS of Hope, we continue to traverse our grief journey, the emotions and pain of which surfaces most often unexpectedly and at less than convenient times.

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