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Spotlight: Gumboots for mental health

It was Gumboot Friday last week and the staff at Carter House Lifecare, Te Puke, decorated gumboots and invited residents and other staff to vote for their favourite and donate. Here is a photo of the winning boot:


Carolyn Gilmour, Carter House Lifecare facility manager said “We all felt it was a worthwhile cause – so many of us have been affected by mental illness at some time in our lives, whether it be through our own struggles or those of a loved one.  It’s positive to have the conversation about mental health becoming more mainstream.”

They managed to raise $233.60 which has been donated to the I am Hope Charity. “It’s also great for everyday Kiwis from all generations to hear the message that it’s ok for our young ones (and anyone else who needs to)  to be able to ask for help and support without shame.” Gilmour said.

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