Townsville to hit the heights of hi-vis in record attempt
The number to beat for ‘most people wearing high-visibility vests at a single venue’ is 2136.
And the attempt will be held Thursday, October 10 from 4pm on in the Bunnings Warehouse carpark at Fairfield Waters, Idalia.
It co-incides with World Mental Health Day – with the aim to reduce stigma, promote help seeking and make mental health more visible in North Queensland.
A partnership between the Queensland Alliance for Mental Health, the City of Townsville, Mentally Healthy City Townsville, Bunnings Warehouse, 3M and Mental Health Australia, the world record attempt will be a free community initiative and is open to all ages.
Mental Health Australia chief executive officer Frank Quinlan said the world record attempt was a fun way to engage a community and promote mental health and wellbeing.
“We’re thrilled to be able to bring this world record attempt to Townsville and the people of North Queensland, especially after the floods in February in this year which have had such an impact on the community,”Mr Quinlan said.
“When our colleagues at the Queensland Alliance for Mental Health suggested Townsville as the venue for this year’s attempt, our partners at Bunnings Warehouse were quick to agree, and get involved again. And we’re all looking forward what promises to be a great event.”
“Just bringing the community together to attempt this record and raise awareness for mental health is more than enough to help reduce stigma, and if we do get the record, well that will just be a bonus.”
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