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When Chris’ younger sister Jane took her own life in 2016, their family was heartbroken.
“It’s something you read about in the newspaper, you see it on TV, but you don’t understand until you experience it,” he says.
“Jane’s passing took a huge toll on me physically and mentally, but the way it affected my Mum and Dad, Janet and Shane, was something else.”
Out of their tragedy, Chris, Janet, and Shane wanted to honour Jane’s legacy by raising funds to help other young people struggling with their mental health and suicidal thoughts.
Since 2017 they have hosted A Day for Jane, a golf day and gala that has raised over $110,000 to support Kids Helpline.
“Losing someone to suicide is heartbreaking and that’s why our event is so integral to spreading the awareness of mental health at the local level and supporting Kids Helpline in everything they do,” Chris says.