A Night with the Blokes in Wagga Wagga, brought to you by Tomorrow Man

Each year us folks here at Truly Deeply hold an annual art exhibition known as Art with Heart which raises money for a wonderful local charity. Last year we had the privilege of donating over $21,000 to the amazing team at Tomorrow Man, an incredible organisation that facilitate experiential workshops for boys and men across Australia to get them talking and asking the question “What does it mean to be a bloke today? And what do we want it to look like tomorrow?”

With suicide being the largest killer of men aged 15 – 44 (6 Australian men every day, one man every three hours), Tomorrow Man believe the old school stereotype of the Australian male is too narrow and its failing our boys and men. The goal of Tomorrow Man is to change this by making significant impacts raising the mental state of boys, men and their families.

The inspiring team at Tomorrow Man aimed to use the donated funds to facilitate workshops for boys and men in rural communities, where suicide is prevalent and resources limited to non-existent. We are very proud this week to see this plan put into action with Tomorrow Man promoting their “no holds barred, honest, open conversation” workshop happening on the 24 October 2018 at the Kildare Catholic College in Wagga Wagga. This event is free and will consist of a free BBQ followed by casual and honest conversations exploring where the current man code has taken us and what tomorrow’s man might look like. Supported by Gotcha4Life and Riverina Bluebell, this is an event to be shared and not be missed. For any more information please visit the event page here or email [email protected].

Here’s a snap of the team at Tomorrow Man being presented with the big cheque. L-R Zac Prior (Tomorrow Man Facilitator), Tom Harkin (Tomorrow Man Founder), Emma Ferris (Art with Heart Event Manager), Paige Harkin (Tomorrow Woman Facilitator) and Tom Bell (Tomorrow Man Facilitator).

We would also like to say a big thank you again to our generous artists and sponsors who donate their art, products and services in support of our Art with Heart initiative each year – we couldn’t hold such an important successful event without them. 

 

Renée Blakeley  
Senior Finished Artist

 

 

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