Art to aid the fight against depression

Cecilia AllenSound Telegraph
Naomi Greaves and her family are continuing their fundraising crusade by holding an art exhibition to add to the $100,000 they have already raised for Lifeline WA.
Camera IconNaomi Greaves and her family are continuing their fundraising crusade by holding an art exhibition to add to the $100,000 they have already raised for Lifeline WA. Credit: Cecilia Allen

A family, who have raised $100,000 for Lifeline WA, have added a new event to their fundraising calendar.

Safety Bay resident Naomi Greaves and her family have organised the annual Ladies lunch for Lifeline and Leg it for Lifeline charity events in the area for five years.

This year they’re adding the Heartlines for Lifeline event, a one-day art exhibition and silent auction.

The proceeds of all artworks sold will be donated to Lifeline WA to help provide subsidised Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training for Lifeline staff.

“My aunty (Sharon Young) started it when her nephew lost his battle with depression and we’ve helped her along the way,” Ms Greaves said.

“The whole family is involved in raising awareness.

“All of us have been touched in different ways by mental health issues and by holding these events, it’s a way to give back.”

More than 80 local and interstate artists have donated in excess of 100 pieces of art, including paintings, sculptures and mosaics.

“The show will feature artworks of all mediums, styles and genres and we are hoping to capture the interest of Rockingham’s art- loving community in support of Lifeline WA,” Ms Greaves said.

The Heartlines for Lifeline event is on October 22, from 11am to 5pm, at Rockingham Arts Centre.

The event is free but a gold coin donation is encouraged.

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