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Family raises money for Black Dog Institute

Kerry Priest (l) with Angourie Rainforest Resort General Manager Danielle Oppes, with the winning raffle ticket, which was won by Zac Smith. Zac has won 5 night’s accommodation for two adults and two children, at the resort. Image: Lynne Mowbray
  When Kerry Priest of Yamba lost her brother Grant to suicide in 2010, she and her three adult children Kell, Matt and Lauren, set about raising money and awareness for the Black Dog Institute [BDI]. Kerry said that the money raised will go to expand Black Dog’s evidence based education programs to reach even more Australians. “It will go to provide accurate information about mental illness, their causes, how to spot early warning signs, what to do and how to build personal resilience,” Kerry said. “Mental illness can be overwhelming, crippling and isolating. Black Dog is dedicated to supporting and improving the lives of people affected by mood disorders.” This year, the Angourie Rainforest Resort generously donated 5 night’s accommodation for two adults and two children, which was raffled to raise money for the cause. The raffle was drawn on Friday at the resort by the resorts General Manager, Danielle Oppes. The winner of this magnificent prize was Zac Smith. This year the Priest family raised $8720.40 for the Black Dog Institute.