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Peninsula Villages Catering Team Dives into Laps for Life to Support Youth Mental Health

The dedicated catering team at Peninsula Villages is making a splash in the fight against youth suicide by participating in Laps for Life throughout March. This national initiative raises vital funds for ReachOut, an organisation providing crucial mental health support services to young Australians.

More than 1 in 3 young people are currently experiencing a mental health difficulty. By taking on this challenge, the Peninsula Villages catering team is aiming to make a difference and ensure young people have access to the support they need.

The initiative was spearheaded by cook Kara Denning, who has a deep personal connection to the cause. “Mental health challenges can affect anyone, and sadly, it has touched my life in a profound way,” shared Kara. “This cause is very close to my heart, and I’m incredibly grateful to my team members who have joined me in this effort.”

The team has already achieved impressive results, swimming over 55 kilometres and raising over $1,921 for Reach Out so far. Some team members are actively swimming laps, while others are showing their support through generous donations and encouragement.

Peninsula Villages CEO Colin Osborne is proud of the team’s dedication. “At Peninsula Villages, we foster a strong sense of community and support not only for our residents but also for our staff. We are incredibly impressed by the catering team’s initiative and their commitment to making a positive impact on youth mental health.”

The Peninsula Villages catering team encourages everyone to join the fight against youth suicide. Donations can be made directly to the team’s Laps for Life page. With your support, we can ensure that young people have access to the resources they need to thrive.