Donation to those on the ‘frontline’

PHOTO: SHAWN MCAVINUE
PHOTO: SHAWN MCAVINUE
Tribal Nations Motorcycle Club ambassador Garry McLennan and fellow members welcome ChatBus chief executive Averil Pierce after giving the charity $1200 in Dunedin on Monday.

Mr McLennan, of St Kilda, said the funds were a share of the money raised at the Riders Against Teen Suicide (Rats) ride in Dunedin last month.

The club selected ChatBus because they "appreciated the work they do".

"I love the work you are doing ... it’s exactly what we are about," Mr McLennan said.

Mrs Pierce said the money would be used to provide counselling for children.

"This will help pay the salaries of counsellors who do the frontline work with kids."

Mr McLennan said other funds raised at the Rats ride would pay for a facilitator to provide Safe Talk suicide first aid training for about 30 people in Mosgiel. 

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