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Match to honour memory

Declan BushAugusta Margaret River Times
Margaret River Hockey Club members (from back left) Louise Mann, Chloe Altmann, 13, Asha Altmann, 15, Kiri Mann, 14, Lauren Francis, Jarrad Howes, Luke Altmann (middle), Peter Wright, and Sophie Howes, 9. The club will host a mental health fundraiser match on February 18.
Camera IconMargaret River Hockey Club members (from back left) Louise Mann, Chloe Altmann, 13, Asha Altmann, 15, Kiri Mann, 14, Lauren Francis, Jarrad Howes, Luke Altmann (middle), Peter Wright, and Sophie Howes, 9. The club will host a mental health fundraiser match on February 18. Credit: Declan Bush

Margaret River Hockey Club will host a community fundraiser match next Saturday to raise awareness of suicide and mental health issues.

Club president Colin Fox said the Scarred for Life game would honour former players Stuart “Scar” Campbell and Ken Howes, who took their own lives in recent months.

Mr Fox said the day would remember the two men and raise awareness of mental health issues in sporting clubs.

He said the club was considering paying for a mental health coaching session and would invite Margaret River’s other sports clubs.

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Organiser Louise Mann said the club hoped to expand the event in the future.

“What we want to do is run it as an annual event and build it from this year,” she said.

Ms Mann said residents were encouraged to “rock up” to Western Oval from 3pm for a 4pm start.

Mr Fox said there would be coffee and roast beef rolls for sale, as well as a bar and a raffle with locally donated prizes.

The event will open from 3pm for a 4pm start at the Western Oval.

If you or someone you know is thinking of suicide, phone Lifeline on 13 11 14.

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