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50 Trees Commemorate 50 Years of Lifeline

by Citywide Open Space | 06.06.2013
Citywide creates two Lifeline logos out of trees in support if suicide prevention hotline Lifeline's 50th anniversary.
Treeplanting for LifelineIn the gardens overlooking Lake Burley Griffith, supporters and representatives of suicide prevention group Lifeline gathered to watch the last of 50 trees be planted at the Lindsey Prior National Arboretum, Canberra.

To celebrate the charity’s 50th anniversary and commemorate the work Lifeline has done for thousands of lives around Australia, Citywide staff planted one tree for each year Lifeline has been operating.

The final tree was a maple planted by Lifeline’s Parliamentary friend, Senator Gary Humphreys. Placed at the heart of 49 other trees which formed the shape of two Lifeline logos, the striking design will become an eye catching feature as it grows and matures. Senator Humphreys is recognised as an advocate for suicide prevention and Lifeline services both inside and outside of Parliament, and has been a notable supporter of this much appreciated community service.

Citywide donated its time and sponsored some of the trees, along with other individual supporters and local businesses. A plaque has been placed in the center of the two logos to permanently recognise Citywide’s contribution.

Lifeline provides access to crisis support, suicide prevention and mental health support services. Their crisis support line can be reached on 13 11 14.

Are you looking for older news? Visit our News Archive for news from previous years.


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