• MESSAGE OF HOPE

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    AN organisation that stops people from taking their own lives is returning to Wangaratta on Friday when the annual Puka Up ride stops in town for a community forum at Merriwa Park from 6pm.

    North Melbourne premiership player Wayne Schwass is the founder and chief executive officer of Puka Up (Pukka meaning genuine) and is a driving force behind the movement to stop suicide – something that occurs on average eight times a day in Australia.

    He was last in Wangaratta in late September, when he addressed more than 600 people who participated in the city’s first Puka Up Wangaratta Community Walk, to help raise awareness for suicide prevention.

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