Mackay Cutters’ Change the Game makes first donation to Mental Health Unit

THE MACKAY Hospital Foundation was proud to recently partner with the QCCS Mackay Cutters Change the Game initiative implemented in 2017 by the Cutters. Change the Game sees the Cutters wearing the Mackay Regional Suicide Prevention Network logo on their jerseys and is predominantly placed across their hearts.

$1 from every ticket sold to the Cutters home game on Sunday 30th April against Norths Devils was donated to the Mackay Hospital Foundation for the Mental Health Unit at the Mackay Base Hospital.

Cutters CEO Troy Rovelli said he was proud to be able to make this donation to the Mental Health Unit. “Thanks to the sponsors of our Change the Game initiative we are able to make this donation. Mental Health is something that is close to our hearts here at the Cutters and it is a part of our fabric in 2017.”

The Mackay Hospital Foundation also attended the home game, with a significant presence at the Cutters Community Corner and selling raffle tickets to generate further funding for the Mental Health Unit at the Base Hospital.

Approximately $1100 was raised from ticket sales to the game and this generous donation will be presented to Michael Jones, Mackay Hospital Foundation Board Chair by Troy Rovelli, Mackay Cutters CEO.

Mackay Hospital Foundation Board Chair, Michael Jones, said the donation was warmly welcomed by Mackay Base Hospital and acknowledged the importance of the Change the Game initiative.

“Our local community deserves the best of care when they are sick, particularly with mental health being such a major concern for young people.

The Mackay Hospital Foundation welcomes any funds raised to assist with purchasing vital equipment and resources for our local hospitals within the Mackay Hospital and Health Service districts.