If you only purchase flowers once in the next year, forget Valentine’s Day and buy your blooms on October 9.
Beautiful Minds, Campbelltown’s mental health support organisation, will sell waratahs for the appropriately named Waratah Day next month.
Helping out with the sales are local schools Campbelltown Performing Arts High School, Macquarie Fields High School and Hurlstone Agricultural High School in Glenfield.
Joining them for Camden sales is Turning Point Community Connections.
‘‘We’ll be selling waratahs from Glenfield to Bowral to raise funds for Birunji,’’ Beautiful Minds president Sandra McDonald told the Advertiser.
Burunji, the youth mental health facility attached to Campbelltown Hospital, currently has no outdoor equipment for patients to utilise during their stay.
Ms McDonald has been passionately fundraising with Beautiful Minds to change that.
She is hoping enough funds can be raised to provide exercise equipment, volleyball and basketball courts, sensory gardens, music and art therapy areas at the 20-bed facility.
‘‘It’s so fantastic that people are starting to talk about mental health, especially after Buddy Franklin’s news,’’ she said.
‘‘Mental health affects so many of our young people.’’
Waratahs are being sold by Beautiful Minds on Friday, October 9 at Campbelltown Hospital, Macarthur Square, Campbelltown Mall, Narellan Town Centre, Ambarvale Shopping Centre, Minto Marketplace, Eagle Vale Marketplace, Mount Annan Shopping Centre, Argyle Street Camden, Harrington Park Shopping Centre, Oran Park Town Centre, and locations in Mossvale, Bowral, Berrima, Tahmoor, Picton and Mittagong.
For more information visit www.beautifulminds.net.au.