Man Anchor, started by Bottcher national sales manager Steven Gamble, has been named as one of the beneficiaries of PrintEx19’s breakfast forums with the $25 entry fee to go to it and women’s charity Share the Dignity.
PrintEx19 organisers have this year opted to put a $25 charge to attend the [email protected] series, which includes a continental breakfast, as a way of locking in numbers and avoiding food wastage with all monies raised to go to these two charities.
The breakfasts kick off at 8am on each day of the show which runs from August 13 to 16, 2019 at the Sydney Showgrounds and will feature a range of speakers offering insights in a variety of areas that relate to print, packaging and graphic communications.
Man Anchor routinely runs mental health first aid and awareness courses in the printing industry but also outside the industry at various corporations, sporting clubs, associations and organisations.
Share the Dignity provides personal products to homeless women and those experiencing domestic violence and homelessness across Australia. The organisation also campaigns for justice for women and funds funerals for victims of domestic violence.
Gamble said he is thrilled that Visual Connections has chosen his cause as one of the charities to benefit from the breakfast sessions at PrintEx.
“Man Anchor is unbelievably grateful for the support that the Visual Connections (VC) board and its members have given to Man Anchor,” Gamble said.
“I had the pleasure of meeting many of the members recently at a VC meeting where I was able to present a brief #letstalk workshop and give a little insight into what we do within the community as we look to engage, educate and empower men and women to start the conversation around mental health, removing barriers and creating opportunities for people to reach out for support.”
Gamble says he has immense gratitude for the support his charity receives from Visual Connections and The Real Media Collective and also the wider printing community, of which he has been involved in since he turned 16.
“I’m not afraid to say I’m a “Print Nerd” and I’m passionate about our industry so it means the world to me to have this support of Man Anchor and our work within the community,” Gamble said.
“The opportunity to be involved with PrintEx 19 is wonderful not only for the fundraising side which I’m happy to say will go towards funding mental health awareness programs within the industry but I also see it is a fantastic opportunity to start the conversation around mental health and how important it ‘is to have a culture that mental health can be spoken about in a positive way.”
A recent initiative of Man Anchor was entering a team in the Lifeline Classic surf contest on Sydney’s northern beaches. The team, made up of a group of men who understand the challenges of mental health, ended up making the semi-finals and along the way contributed to the $65,000 total funds raised for the day.
The speakers who you will hear from at the breakfasts include ‘happiness hacker’ Penny Locaso, social scientist Dr Ross Honeywill who will cover changing consumer attitudes and drinks design specialist Rowena Curlewis.
To book your spot at the breakfast first register your attendance at PrintEx here https://www.printex.net.au/ and then complete the included Try Booking link to attend the breakfasts.
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