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Aussie musicians rock out for fireys this Saturday

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17 Nov 2016
ARIA award winner Ash Grunwald will headline a night of stellar entertainment this Saturday to raise money to support Victorian firefighters doing it tough.

A group of Melbourne firefighters has organised the night of live music at Max Watt’s in the city to boost awareness of the number of Victorian firefighters experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression and suicidal thoughts.

The fireys are encouraging music lovers to come along to the Let Me Know concert to enjoy a night of great live music and to give back to the emergency services workers that work so hard to protect their community.

The fundraising target is $50,000, which will be used to develop a mental health app for firefighters and other emergency service workers.

“This event is an opportunity for us to recognise vital but emotionally straining work firefighters and other emergency workers undertake, while raising funds to develop an app that will help them manage their mental health and ask for help,” MFB Leading Firefighter Nathaniel O’Brien said.

The event will also honour the contribution of Station Officer Adrian Newton, who initiated the event earlier this year. He was killed in a tragic motorbike accident in Bali in May and now his mates are committed to fulfilling his ambition to support firefighters who are struggling.

The entertainment line-up includes Ash Grunwald and supporting acts DJ Aybner, Nathan Kaye, Lost Amigos and DJ Mermaid.  Tickets on sale now or at the door.

This event is supported by the Melbourne Metropolitan Fire Brigade.


What:  Let Me Know Suicide Prevention Fundraiser

When:  Saturday 19 November from 7pm

Where: Max Watt’s House of Music, 125 Swanston Street Melbourne


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