SHAPE Darwin raises $53,000 for MATES in Construction

SHAPE Darwin has raised $53,000 for suicide awareness and prevention organisation MATES in Construction in its second Charity Lawn Bowls Event.

The Charity Lawn Bowls Event was held at the Darwin Bowls Club on Friday, 14 June 2024, with 130 attendees, including SHAPE staff, and sponsoring businesses, subcontractors, and suppliers. The aim of the event was to raise money for MATES who SHAPE has supported since 2016.

The mission of MATES is to improve the mental health and well-being of workers and reduce suicide. The organisation provides suicide prevention through community development programs on sites, and by supporting workers in need through case management and a 24/7 help line. In support of its mission over the years, SHAPE has donated over $500,000 to the organisation.

After the lawn bowls competition concluded, an auction and raffle was held with a variety of incredible prizes, including a Paspaley Kimberley Bracelet, Scenic Helicopter Flight, Family Pass to Top End Safari Camp, Commercial Samsung TV, YKnot Fishing Charter Vouchers, RYOBI Tool Kit, Sunbeam Café Series Duo Espresso Machine and Safestyles Goodie Pack.

Thank you to our generous item donors: Ansett Aviation, Audiovisual Projects, Bunnings Warehouse, Harvey Norman, Paspaley, SignCity NT, Safe Style, Top End Safari Camp, VIP NT, YKnot Fishing Charters.

Nicholas Mills, General Manager – NT, said “The SHAPE Darwin Charity Lawn Balls Event was a huge success for all who were involved and attended. Not only are we providing a generous donation to an organisation with an incredible mission, but we are also giving the SHAPE team and our industry peers the opportunity to actively engage with the cause and our community.

“A massive thank you to everyone who supported us on the day, the local SHAPE Darwin team worked hard to ensure the event ran smoothly and was an enjoyable evening for our attendees.”

“Not only are we providing a generous donation to an organisation with an incredible mission, but we are also giving…our industry peers the opportunity to actively engage with the cause and our community.”

SHAPE Darwin thanks the generous partners, subcontractors and suppliers who sponsored the event:

Platinum Sponsor: Defend Fire

Gold Sponsors: Arctic Installations, Northern Trade Solutions, RST Tiling, Territory Power Solutions

Silver Sponsors: Skyside Roofing NT, RST Carpets and Vinyl, T&M Concretors, Arafura Pest Control, Higgins Painting, Corporate Design Floors NT, Brilliant Kitchens, Pinnacle Plumbing, Rapid Engineering

Major Sponsor: Prodigy Painting NT

Auction and Raffle Item Donors: Ansett Aviation, Audiovisual Projects, Bunnings Warehouse, Harvey Norman, Paspaley, SignCity NT, Safe Style, Top End Safari Camp, VIP NT, and YKnot Fishing Charters.