We ask ‘how are you?’ multiple times each day without actually taking the time to genuinely listen to those we ask the question of.
This Saturday July 8 the Lennox Trojans from the Lennox rugby club are taking the time to highlight the importance of checking in on the people you care about and asking that simple question – RUOK?
Combined with the Ladies’ Day thank you from the rugby club they will be raising money to support the RUOK suicide prevention charity. Following the home game against Ballina the Trojans will be auctioning off the players jerseys to raise money to support the mental health organisation RUOK.
The day will also focus on the importance of encouraging girls to participate in rugby with the new under 16’s girls team, that has played for the first time this year, playing a short Saturday match.
‘None of the girls had played rugby before this year and they’ve really improved,’ said club vice-president Kel Langfield.
‘There are around 14 of them on the team and they are having a ball. The ultimate goal is when they get to 18 that there will be a seniors competition to play in.’
The club is expecting a big crowd for the day so get along and get involved.
For more information on suicide prevention visit RUOK.