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Barrier Breakers scores again

“Sale’s irrepressible charity dynamo has done it again”; this statement was made by the CEO of Gippsland’s mental health advocates, Barrier Breakers, when told of yet another charity award given this week to veteran cyclist, Lance Hunt.

Mr. Hunt had been awarded $500 by his employer, SP AusNet, for devoting more than 20 hours of his free time to charity.

The company runs a program to encourage its workforce to become involved in community work and Mr. Hunt and a number of other employees of the company willingly took-up the challenge and the charities of their choice were rewarded.

Being long concerned to improve mental health services in the Gippsland region, Lance Hunt sought-out Barrier Breakers around 3 years ago and has since organised a number of fund-raising activities, including marathon bike rides throughout the region, and his efforts have raised in excess of $50,000 to date.

Barrier Breakers CEO, Derek Amos, said Lance Hunt is the dynamo that every charity dreams of.

He said all community organisations would have a fair share of “go-getters”, but people with the energy and tenacity to continually raise large amounts of money are few and far between.

“Lance is such a person”. He is a tremendous asset to have as a member of our association”; this fact has been acknowledged by our Board, which recently appointed Lance as a Director of the association”.

Mr. Hunt was responsible for the recent formation of the Wellington Chapter of Barrier Breakers and he is currently finalising arrangements for the 2013 Gippsland Marathon ride for mental health, which is scheduled to leave Sale on 8 April.

Mr. Amos said the SP AusNet donation would be directed towards the Barrier Breakers supported accommodation project with its pilot scheduled to commence operations later this year.

“This project is the first of its kind in our region”. “Its aim is to provide secure and affordable, long-term accommodation for people with chronic mental illness accompanied by both clinical support and an on-going day-care program”.

For further information – contact Derek Amos on 0428397706

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