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The Lottery Office and Gold Coast Titans unite for mental health

Charity plays a pivotal role for The Lottery Office, as it brings together individuals and organisations to support causes that improve lives and communities.

On the Gold Coast, a significant NRL game demonstrated this when powerhouses The Lottery Office and the Gold Coast Titans partnered with Top Blokes Foundation and Logan’s Legacy to spotlight mental health issues. It showcased how collaborative efforts can make a profound impact on charity initiatives and mental health awareness.

Giant Cheque presentation

 

The Role of The Lottery Office

As the Principal Partner of the Gold Coast Titans, The Lottery Office played a crucial role in Logans Legacy initiative. A substantial donation of $20,000 was the largest contribution, kicking off the donations for the day towards the Top Blokes Foundation program. This generous donation will enable young boys and men to participate in Top Blokes’ evidence-based six-month program, which aims to foster resilience, empathy, and well-being. Watch Kieran’s thank you video here.

Understanding Top Blokes and Logan’s Legacy

Top Blokes is an Australian charity dedicated to empowering young males to become confident and responsible individuals. The partnership with Logan’s Legacy adds a personal and poignant dimension to their mission.

Logan’s Legacy is named in honour of Logan Steinwede, the stepson of Titans captain Kieran Foran, who tragically lost his life to suicide last year. Logan’s death highlighted the alarming statistic that young males are disproportionately represented in suicide rates, with boys and men accounting for 75% of the 3,000 suicides each year in Australia.

This reality underscores the urgent need for programs like Top Blokes that provide young males with the tools to navigate life’s challenges.

A Day of Special Significance

The event was particularly meaningful for Kieran Foran and his family. As a Top Blokes Ambassador, Foran’s connection to the cause is deeply personal. The day’s activities included various key events to honour Logan’s memory and raise awareness about mental health. These included:

  • A Top Bloke precinct display with handouts and information about the program.
  • Mick Fanning and Karina Foran, Logan’s mother, delivering the match ball in Logan’s honour (pictured below).
  • Top Blokes signage across the stadium to increase visibility and awareness.
  • A special cheque presentation post-game to highlight the fundraising achievement

Logan's Legacy Fundraisers.

 

The Financial Impact

The fundraising efforts from the day were a resounding success, with a total of $46,344 raised to support Top Blokes. This amount will go a long way in funding the charity’s programs. Put into perspective, $1,000 will put one young male through the six-month Top Blokes program, providing them with the opportunity to develop crucial life skills.

A Message from The Lottery Office

“We are proud to support charities that make a real difference in our community. Our partnership with the Gold Coast Titans and Top Blokes displays our commitment to supporting mental health initiatives. We believe that everyone deserves the chance to grow into a confident and responsible individual, and we are happy to have been able to support Top Blokes & Logan’s Legacy.” Jaclyn Wood, CEO The Lottery Office.

The Lottery Office is committed to continuing their support toward charitable causes that make a difference. We believe in the power of community and the importance of giving back. Together, we can create a brighter future for all, where every young person has the opportunity to grow, thrive, and become a top bloke.

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