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Sprinkling the fun and fundraising in November

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Back with a sweet vengeance is Fairy Bread Day 2021. Over a week of fun-loving fundraising, Dollar Sweets are asking you to help raise funds for leading youth mental health organisation, ReachOut.

Last year Aussies across the nation unified over this treat, raising a celebratory total of $30.9K, with $11K donated from public gratuity and $19.9K from Dollar Sweet’s sales, to support our youth in need through ReachOut’s essential mental health services.

During November 10 cents from every sale of Dollar Sweets 100s and 1000s will go to ReachOut.com, along with all funds raised from Fairy Bread Day.

Since the birth of Fairy Bread day in 2014, everyone from teachers to tradies, young and old, have come together to sprinkle some fun and love for the day. So this year, whether it’s in the classroom, the office or with friends, snack on some sprinkles and pledge donations to ReachOut.

Accessed by more than two million people in Australia each year, ReachOut is a free service focused on providing Australia’s young people and their parents with the tools and hands-on support they need to help tackle whatever life throws at them. Founded in 1998, ReachOut is dedicated to supporting young people in Australia with anything from everyday issues through to tough times.

Start a conversation about mental health

Fairy Bread Day is a fun, inclusive and colourful way to start a conversation about mental health and  to reconnect with the people in our communities

Local ambassador, 24-year-old George Wassif, who is a Chef at Byron Bay restaurant, Three Blue Ducks, has been using ReachOut’s services since he was a teenager. ‘I started fundraising for ReachOut through my own baking business in 2019, and since then have been an ambassador.’

Wassif speaks on panels, creates videos and hosts media events for ReachOut. ‘I share my story and speak about my lived experience with mental health difficulties. This year I plan to host a Fairy Bread Day fundraiser at Three Blue Ducks to help raise money and awareness to mark the occasion.’

During November 2021, 10 cents from every sale of Dollar Sweets 100s and 1000s will go to ReachOut.com, along with all funds raised from Fairy Bread Day.

Everyone is invited to sprinkle kindness this November by gathering your troops to pave a better future for our youth over a sweet slice of spotty goodness.

For more information about ReachOut, visit ReachOut.com.

You can pledge a donation to ReachOut via www.fairybreadday.com.

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