Shearers help break mental health cycle

ON THE JOB: Renowned shearer Janine Midgley demonstrates traditional hand shearing.

A GROUP of blade shearers has joined forces to make noise in an attempt to break the deafening silence surrounding suicide prevention in rural communities.

The newly founded Blade Shearers Heritage Foundation Incorporated group will host the Blades of Glencoe Shearathon in 2019, which will raise funds for mental health awareness and suicide prevention.

Current committee members are calling out to residents from across the region and beyond, asking them to donate their time to ensure a memorable day is staged.

Acting campaign manager Laurie Dacy said the group sought energetic talent to make the Shearathon an event of national significance for the Limestone Coast, like Generations

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