05 Dec Lifeline Classic
QUEENSCLIFF – Having struck a chord with the community over the past three years, the Lifeline Classic will return to the northern beaches on Sunday, 29 March 2020. Bigger and more relevant than ever, this year Lifeline is aiming to break a fundraising record for crisis support and suicide prevention.
The Lifeline Classic is a ‘tag team’ surfing comp – but it’s also a fundraising challenge. Teams from across the northern beaches have signed up to ride the waves at Queenscliff Beach, while also raising more than $5,000 each to support Lifeline’s local services. The funds raised by each team goes directly to Lifeline, where it supports the national 24/7 crisis line – 13 11 14 – and gives anyone who is in crisis the opportunity to reach out and find someone to talk to.
Team sign-ups were opened on Monday this week, and with half the spots already taken, the Lifeline Classic will be a full event next year. To sign-up please click on https://lifelinenb.grassrootz.com/2020-lifeline-classic.
“The Lifeline Classic is a fantastic community event and fundraiser,” said Lifeline Northern Beaches CEO, David Thomas. “Last year’s Classic helped raise funds so Lifeline NB could answer more than 68,000 calls to 13 11 14, and see more than 1,700 face-to-face clients.”
While Lifeline receives some government funding, it falls way short of what is required. Providing free crisis support every hour of every day requires the generous and ongoing support of the community.
You can join in the fun by watching from the sand at Queenscliff on Sunday, 29 March. Plus, you can take part in one of the other events being held in connection with the Lifeline Classic.