Blue tie for Beyond Blue
Ralphy was talking to us about Indigenous mental health, in particular the high rates of suicide among aboriginal people. We were sad to hear but not surprised when he said research has found that Indigenous Australians were two times more likely to die by suicide than non-indigenous Australians. We have all be affected by suicide or know of someone that has.
What Ralphy said next stunned us, the Kimberly region has the highest suicide rate for Aboriginal people, which is 7 times higher than the rest of the country. What was even more upsetting was the towns we live in, Halls Creek and Derby, ranked 1 and 2 as having the highest suicide rates for towns in Australia. Mental Health and suicide is a real problem for all Australian’s. To do our part we will be donating $1 from every Blue Tie sold to Beyond Blue which raises awareness and provides support to all Australians regarding mental health.
Pink Tie for Cancer Council
The Pink Tie was created to celebrate the 2018 NAIDOC theme “because of her we can”. Recognizing the women in our lives. The pink tie was created in line with the NAIDOC theme to support woman and recognize the important role they have played not only in our lives but that of our communities and people. To support the women in our lives we have partnered with the Cancer Council and will be donating $1 from every Pink Tie sold to Pink Ribbon which supports women’s health by raising awareness regarding breast and gynecological cancers and providing support services
Indigenous Flag Tie for Madalah
For indigenous Australian’s, closing the gap is vital. Education is key for making this happen.
Liam, Dontay and I have all been very fortunate to be granted a Madalah Scholarship that allowed us to attend one of Western Australia’s leading schools, Christ Church Grammar. With the generosity of the school and scholarships provided by Madalah we have had access to a first-class education. This opportunity has provided us with the best chance of finishing year 12, completing additional post school training, gaining full time employment and most importantly allows us to be role models and leaders to the younger generation of Indigenous Australians which is essential for closing the gap.
We see how important education is and the work that Madalah does to provide Indigenous students with opportunities to attend the best schools in Western Australia. To do our part we will be donating $1 from every Aboriginal Flag tie sold to Madalah with provides Secondary, Transition and Tertiary education scholarships for Indigenous students from remote and regional communities to West Australia’s leading boarding schools and Australian universities. Thanks for your support Madalah.