Coffee lovers can drink up for a cause

Coffee lovers can get their caffeine fix while also raising funds for suicide prevention in Banjo’s Bakery Cafes around the country this month.

SPEAK UP Stay ChatTY and Banjo’s have teamed up once again during the month of May, with 50 cents from every large coffee sold going to the local charity.

Founder Mitch McPherson said a similar arrangement last year raised more than $27,000.

“Not only does it raise much needed funds to help continue our work in suicide prevention, it also spreads the word throughout four states”

“The message is being spread to regional Australia, in locations that have a need for  awareness, but are normally difficult to reach.”

The funds raised will be used to help run community events as well as presentations to organisations and schools.

Mr McPherson has given more than 500 presentations throughout Australia, raising awareness for suicide prevention following the death of his younger brother Ty in 2013.

“We deliver messages on where to find help if it’s needed, listening to those who need it, and how we can all help each other out in tough times.”