The annual Tree of Dreams suicide prevention awareness campaign began on Saturday 18 August, offering locals a chance to share messages of hope, support and remembrance with others in the community.
Hundreds of Central Coast residents have already taken the opportunity to fill in a coloured message tag at venues across the Central Coast, including:
- Wyong Milk Factory
- Central Coast Community Bank Branches of Bendigo Bank
Ettalong – East Gosford – Kincumber – Lisarow – Wyong
- Wyong Rugby League Club
- Wallarah Bay Recreation Club
- Bateau Bay Bowling Club
- Avoca Beach Bowling & Recreation Club
- Simplicity Funerals
Erina – Wyong – Toukley – Bateau Bay – Woy Woy
- Radio 107.7 2GO – Henry Parry Drive, Gosford
Tags have also been distributed to local schools, businesses, youth and community groups.
Messages will be gathered to adorn the Tree of Dreams at Wyong Milk Factory, 141 Alison Road Wyong. A public tree-lighting ceremony will take place on September 6 at 6.30pm. The tags will remain on display to mark World Suicide Prevention Day, September 10.
This year’s event has been made possible due to the generosity of major supporters Wyong Milk Factory, Wyong Roos Foundation and Central Coast Radio. TyTags Australia, Trendpac and Wyong Community Bank branch of Bendigo Bank are serving as 2018 Tree of Dreams Ambassadors. Iris Foundation would like to thank these local businesses for their invaluable support.
For more information, visit: https://treeofdreams.org.au/