About Mates In Construction Charity Dinner
Spencer Constructions (Qld) Pty Ltd are holding a charity dinner and auction to raise funds for the MATES in Construction charity.
MATES in Construction is a registered charity working on Suicide prevention and mental health in the Queensland Construction industry.
Every second day we lose a construction worker to suicide and for every suicide there are 40 to 100 attempts to end their life. 80% of these workers never return to work. MATES is working effectively to change these statistics having reduced suicide in construction by just under 10% in the first five years of operation.
They use a charitable model to deliver the program which means they deliver it on site for free so the program is available to all size companies, not just those that can afford it.
To pay for this work on site, MIC need to get funds via grants, charitable events and industry partnerships.
The Charity Dinner Auction will be a great night of networking and fun. We are expecting between 150-300 attendees (construction workers, suppliers and their families and friends) and will have some outstanding speakers and auction items on the night.
Greg ‘Marto’ Martin has already been secured as our MC and Michael Brown (LJHooker Beenleigh) has taken on the role of auctioneer.
One of our sponsors, Expert Electrical, has donated the supply and install of a 6.6kw Hybrid Solar System (valued at $7,000) for our auction. Many other great items to be auctioned on the night plus a lucky door prize can be won as well.
The money raised on the night will go to the front line in keeping MIC field officers out with workers – Boots on the ground save lives.