Livin co-founders Casey Lyons and Sam Webb attended the charity dinner on the weekend. Lyons and Webb created the organisation in September 2013 in honour their friend Dwayne Lally.
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A remarkable $23,000 was raised at the Livin Charity Ball held at Kempsey Macleay RSL Club on Saturday (Sept 17)night, to help raise awareness of mental illness.

Tony Duncan was the organiser of the event and he aims to make everyone comfortable with discussing their feelings and thoughts with family and friends.

The money raised will be used to bring the Livin organisation back to the Macleay Valley and they will spend a week in the region attending schools, sporting sides and businesses to raise the awareness and help create an environment that spreads the message “It ain’t weak to speak”.

“It will be great to go toschools and reach our main target audience of teenagers in years 7-12,” Duncan said.

Duncan believes the night was a success even without considering the huge amount of money raised for the Livin organisation.

“The night had everyone comfortably discussing mental health and that was the main aim,” Duncan explained.

“It was a very positive night, a lot of people were sharing their stories and breaking down thestigmas.”

Duncan had arranged for NRL players to sign jerseys and they were auctioned off on the night, with all of the money raised going to the non-profitcharity livin.

380 people attended the charity dinner on the weekend and Duncan says it will become an annual event.

Co-founders of Livin Casey Lyons and Sam Webb were at the function and they created the organisation in September 2013 in honour of their close friend Dwayne Lally who took his own life.

Their mission is to wipe out the stigma on mental illness and raise awareness for suicide prevention.

If you wish to learn more about the organisation, check out their website at 梧桐夜网livin.org419论坛or you can call lifeline on 13 11 14 to seek help.

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