Help at hand – Buildcorp Foundation match Lifeline donations

by | Mar 6, 2024

Australians, businesses, and organisations are being encouraged to make a donation on Wednesday 13 March for Lifeline Australia’s annual Giving Day, proudly supported by the Buildcorp Foundation.

For every donation made to Lifeline throughout those 24 hours, the Buildcorp Foundation will match it dollar for dollar up to a total of $250,000, to reach a total of 2 million dollars donated to Lifeline since 2015.

More than a dozen Buildcorp construction sites and three head offices around Australia will put their “tools down” at lunchtime on Wednesday 13 March for a team BBQ where hosts will facilitate conversations around mental health and encourage others to seek help when they need it.

Lifeline Australia Chief Executive Officer Colin Seery said, “We are incredibly grateful for the ongoing support and generosity of the Buildcorp Foundation as this year’s Principal Partner for Lifeline’s annual Giving Day on Wednesday 13 March.”

“We understand that many are doing it tough at the moment, but with Buildcorp’s dollar-matching support, your boosted donation will make a real difference in helping Lifeline ensure that no one has to face their darkest moments alone.”

Suicide is the leading cause of death for Australians aged 15–44. The theme for 2024’s Giving Day “Help at Hand” aims to raise funds and awareness of Lifeline’s 24/7 digital support channels, including text and online chat for people within this age group.

Buildcorp Foundation Chair and Buildcorp Principal Josephine Sukkar AM said, “Statistics tell us that young men working on a construction site are at twice the risk of taking their own lives than those working elsewhere in the community, so it is imperative to keep Lifeline’s digital services front of mind and for us to continue our support for them.”

“The Buildcorp Foundation is honoured to partner with Lifeline for their Giving Day for the next three years. We want to remind the community, and our own people, that help is available 24/7 and is as simple as connecting to the devices at hand, such as your mobile phone or keyboard.”

If you, or someone you know, are feeling overwhelmed, we encourage you to connect with Lifeline in the way you feel most comfortable. Speak to a Crisis Supporter on 13 11 14, text 0477 131 114, chat to Lifeline online or access the Support Toolkit to self-manage what you are going through at www.lifeline.org.au (all services are available 24/7).