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Glencore Agriculture donates $1000 to suicide prevention

6 May 2020

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Glencore Agriculture donated $1000 to community group, Empowering Lower Eyre Suicide Prevention Network, which was nominated by Elizabeth Burns from the Eyre Peninsula, South Australia, the winner of our AgriBusiness survey.

Elizabeth said she nominated the network, of which she and her son are involved with, because of the importance of mental health – particularly in rural communities.

“I’m sure most people have been impacted by mental health in some way, especially with these poor seasons, so I hope this helps provide some support to the people who need it,” Elizabeth said.

Founder of Empowering Lower Eyre Suicide Prevention Network, Emma Gale said she realised the need for the group within the community after a close friend passed away from suicide almost three years ago.

“I started the group to teach people how to recognise and respond to depression and to upskill the community on dealing with suicide,” Emma said.

“I am absolutely honoured our group was nominated by a community member, and to receive the donation. The money donated by Glencore Agriculture will go towards one of our many initiatives we have planned for 2020.”

Glencore Agriculture General Manager Accumulation and Grower Services, Andrew Wilsdon said the survey sought feedback from readers of the magazine.

“I’d like to thank everyone for their responses and the positive and valuable feedback. The results will help guide the direction of content we produce in the future.”

“Offering the chance to win $1000 through the survey was a great way for our business to contribute to a valued regional community group.”

Find out more about the Empowering Lower Eyre Peninsula Suicide Prevention Network though their Facebook group.

Pictured above is AgriBusiness survey winner Elizabeth Burns (left) with Communications Officer Kelly Cummings (right) presenting the donation.