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Calling all you bookworms out there. The Lifeline store in Liverpool is having a massive book fair this weekend with all proceeds being donated to the Lifeline charity.
Lifeline does some amazing community work for families in crisis as well as being an advocate for suicide prevention. Lifeline's mission is to free Australia of suicide, a tragic event that is the leading cause of death in Australia for men under 44 and women under 34.
Lifeline is especially popular for the telephone support they provide allowing for an easier alternative for those who suffer from depression and/or anxiety. This means that people can call up as anonymous and not feel as if they are a medical experiment. For the most part, Lifeline provide comfort and support for all those people who find themselves in crisis at some stage in their lives.
Although Lifeline does greatly appreciate when people volunteer to help, there are other means for you to get involved with this great charity. Come down to Liverpool on the 5th and 6th of October (this weekend) to attend the great book fair at the Lifeline store. Entry is a gold coin donation allowing you to browse through a wide selection of reading material. This event is not just for the older generations. It would be fantastic to see some youth getting involved in community events and supporting such a great charity as suicide affects young people just as much as adults.
The book fair will be held at the Lifeline store at 66 Macquarie St, Liverpool and will be open on Saturday (9am-4pm) and Sunday (10am-3pm). The best part about the location of the store is that once you have bought all your books at the book fair, you can walk across to the Westfields and continue shopping. The book fair is open to everyone who can attend and not just locals.