Hume Bank held a special, Annual Luncheon on Friday 17th June in support of Friends of Nolan House, a local community group who aim to raise awareness and support for Nolan House in Albury.
150 people attended the event at Gypsy Gardens which featured ex-AFL footballer, highly respected AFL broadcaster and Founder of the Sunrise Foundation, Wayne Schwass. Wayne shared his candid, honest and inspiring story about his 14 year struggle with depression and his road to recovery.
The event ran in conjunction with Men’s Health Week and raised $10,000, which also included donations made from Hume’s Staff Health and Wellbeing event the evening prior.
“The generous donations from local businesses and community members will assist in making much needed improvements and refurbishments to Nolan House”
Paul Summerfield, Chairman of Friends of Nolan House.
Other guest speakers included Clinical Nurse Specialist in Mental Health at Albury Private Hospital, Greg Fraser who reinforced the importance of speaking up when dealing with a mental health issue. Dan Montgomery also shared his honest and inspiring local story about his battle with mental illness and his miraculous recovery.
“Raising awareness for mental health has been our focus over the last 18 months and we will continue to make this a priority within our community through other events like the Big Splash, the Hume Bank City2City and Hume corporate events” shared David Marshall, CEO of Hume Bank.