For the month of June, $5 from every large pizza sold at Laffos Bar and Pizzeria at Caneland Central will be donated to Grapevine Group.

The fundraiser will be launched with a pop-up restaurant on Saturday, June 3 at the front of Laffos Pizzeria.

Funds raised by the Pizza for a Purpose initiative will support Grapevine’s continuing work towards local suicide training and awareness initiatives.

The funds will help keep Grapevine’s life-saving courses running, including the free 3-hour safeTALK training.

“Training like this is vital for the community,” said Grapevine Group president Debbie Knight.

“It’s all about being aware about the warning signs of suicide and feeling confident to assist someone who is struggling.”

The free group safeTALK sessions or 1-hour Suicide Mythbusters toolbox talks are also available and can be delivered at workplaces, sports or community organisations.

The community’s support helps Grapevine continue their training and awareness initiatives.

“Without our supporters we would never have been able to reach our milestone of having 6,500 locals go through the training program.

“Getting this many people in the Mackay, Isaac and Whitsunday regions trained is a testament to how much the community cares about each other.” Ms Knight said.

Members of the public are encouraged to go down to Laffos on June 3 for a raft of pizza-eating competitions with all food supplied by Laffos. 

From 9.30am selected children between the ages of 7 to 11 years will enter a pizza eating competition with the chance to win a $100 Caneland gift voucher prize. 

This will be followed at 10am by a supporter’s pizza eating competition with Pizza for a Purpose’s valued sponsors.

Then at 10.30am selected children from 12 to 16 years of age will have their own pizza eating competition and will also be in the running to win a $100 Caneland gift voucher prize.

Between 11am and noon, 12 lucky Star 101.9 winners will have Laffo himself serve them lunch of pizzas and platters. For more information on this competition, visit Star FM’s Facebook or

Grapevine thanks the official Pizza for a Purpose supporters including Laffos Bar & Pizzeria, DGH, Caneland Central, Bright Light Marketing, Whitson Dawson, MI Scaffold, Rural View Dental and Ballonville.

For local help or to sign up for safeTALK, download the Grapevine Group app now or go to

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