Good mental health is a sense of wellbeing, confidence and self-esteem.
The South Australian founded social club, the Unearthing Wine Group say while they have been socially active, sharing unique wine experiences since 2007, they now have every reason to celebrate. It’s true, they are well known for sharing their charitable spirit and generosity. During their 10 years, the social group has been known to participate in many charity events and fundraisers; from the Cancer Council’s Relay for Life, to Variety shows and general community fundraisers, to raising money for the Heart Foundation, with Founder Charlie-Helen Robinson becoming a Healthy Heart Champion in 2011 by way of thanks from the Heart Foundation themselves.
The Unearthing Winelovers have fundraised and shared back into mental health programs in our state over $15,000 (as at June 2019). This is just what we can count via our own events – their personal contributions make the amount and impact much greater.
Here’s how and who:
Through the 2019 Vintage Ball, the group raised $7000 and shared the proceeds with MOSH and Food for the Community Inc – each receiving $3500.
“Thanks to everyone for supporting the 2019 Vintage Ball. A summary of the accounts are as follows: Ticket sales $9130, Expenses (Hall, food, drinks) $5168, Sales on the night (auction, wine wall, drinks) $3334 which gives us a balance of $7296. $7000 has been paid to the 2 charities now and $300 has been paid as a deposit for next years Ball. We accepted over $3500 in wine donations – without which we would not have been able to donate to the level we could. A huge thanks again to Langmeil for their ongoing support, as well as our newcomer wineries, Les Fruits Wine, Georges, and Paul Murray. All committee members, entertainers and choir gave their time freely which is also a HUGE cost savings. Thank you EVERYONE once again for your generosity in supporting MOSH and Food for the Community Inc (part of Foodbank).”
MOSH is committed to reducing the devastating effects of suicide on our community. But MOSH isn’t just about suicide prevention. They believe early intervention is the key. If you or someone you know is sad, lonely, depressed, and anxious or you sense that something is ‘not quite right’ help is available and it’s completely free.
MOSH Australia Ltd
Food for the Community formed in late June 2015 as a direct result of the ever-increasing burden being placed on charities for help. Formed by two women, Kat Lee and Charmaine Wannan, they offer free bread and bread products to those in the community who were finding it hard to make ends meet. From these humble beginnings, they now offer fresh fruit and vegetables as well as many assorted pantry items and on some occasions other fresh items such as milk and other dairy products.
We fundraised for Uniting Care Wesley’s Chat ‘n’ Chew program in Port Adelaide. Chat ‘n’ Chew provides an opportunity for more than 700 people each year to enjoy some independence, make friends and feel connected with others in our local community.
One in five Australians will suffer from a mental illness in any given year.
We raised over $8000 for their program over two years.
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“It is important to our social group members to always consider and support others if we have the opportunity. While we have a great time and enjoy ourselves, we recognise not everyone does, or can. Raising money through our events is a simple way we can support these people in our community.“ –Charlie-Helen Robinson