On Sunday 18 November, local youth organization, StreetWork will be hosting their Community Fun Day in Hornsby Mall. StreetWork’s Hornsby Ku-ring-gai branch will be supported by Rotary Wahroonga and local businesses, local political members and supporters.
Aligning with International Men’s Day, this fundraising event will focus on Positive Male Role Models. The theme is to encourage males, of any age, to work together for mental and physical health.
“We see powerful connections in solid mentoring relationships within our male community” says StreetWork Chairman, Lloyd Wilkins. “The Hornsby Ku-Ring-Gai community has come together to empower, encourage and engage with members who need support both physically and mentally.”
Hornsby Shire’s Mayor, the Honorable Philip Ruddock, will officiate the opening of the event welcoming local indigenous community members who will perform the ‘Welcome to Country’ ceremony. Joining him, Member for Ku-ring-gai, Alister Henskens SC MP, Minister for Innovation and Better Regulation Matt Kean and Federal Member for Bradfield and Minister for Families and Social Services Paul Fletcher will also be attending throughout the day.
On average, one in eight men will experience depression and one in five men will experience anxiety at some stage of their lives. The Honorable Philip Ruddock says; “It is vital, that as male role models in our community, that we support our mates, our young men, colleagues and peers when it comes to mental health. Look for signs of depression, listen for words of anxiety and talk about what’s going on. Together we can remove the stigma from mental health this International Men’s Day.”
Throughout the day, members of the community will be able to challenge each other on a push kart course, listen to 2HHH’s live broadcast, watch local performances, create slime in the Kid’s Corner, visit health and wellbeing stalls and enjoy StreetWork’s famous fundraising BBQ. All proceeds from the day will go to StreetWork’s Kickstart Mentoring Program.
“StreetWork is very grateful to be part of the Hornsby Ku-ring-gai community. We are passionate and eager to work with the local youth community, to turn young lives around and support their futures.” Says Board Member, Lloyd Wilkins.
Visit www.hornsbycommunityfunday.com.au for more information.