For the month of June, Grapevine Group wants the Mackay community to hold takeaway pizza parties and to dine in at Laffos Bar and Pizzeria where every large pizza bought will see $5 donated as part of the Pizza for a Purpose fundraiser.

To launch Pizza for a Purpose, Grapevine will be at the front of Laffos at Caneland Central on Saturday, June 1.

The fundraiser will continue to support Grapevine’s critical work towards local suicide prevention training and awareness initiatives like their free lifesaving 3-hour safeTALK training available to the Mackay, Isaac and Whitsunday regions.

The launch will include a well-being fair with mental health services and will also promote this year’s pizza party theme. The event which runs from 9am to 1pm, will include pizza-making workshops, free face-painting, a pizza and paint session and balloon twisting for all to enjoy.

The community also has an opportunity to win one of three $200 Caneland Central gift vouchers as part of Grapevine’s colouring-in competition.

“Fundraisers like this are essential so Grapevine can continue to run free group safeTALK sessions or 1-hour Suicide Mythbusters toolbox talks that can be delivered at workplaces, sports or community organisations,” said Grapevine Group president Debbie Knight.

To date, Grapevine has proudly trained 6800 locals in suicide prevention, but more training is needed.

Grapevine thanks the official Pizza for a Purpose supporters including Laffos Bar & Pizzeria, Caneland Central and Bright Light Marketing.

“We’re so proud of the extraordinary work Grapevine does. Signing up for our third consecutive year to raise funds was a no brainer.

“This time we hope to better the $11,000 generated last year, so we hope lots of local organisations hold a pizza party to help us raise even more,” Laffos Bar and Pizzeria owner Nicole Batzloff said.

The pizza-making workshops will be held at 9am and 10.30am, and the pizza and paint session at 12pm.

Join Grapevine Group on Saturday June 1 at the pizza party inspired launch. Book now for the pizza-making workshops, and pizza and paint session by visiting

For local help or to book into free public or group suicide prevention training, download the Grapevine Group app now or go to

Get involved and make a difference by eating some delicious Laffo’s pizza!

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