Rotary Youth Exchange Tasmanian Students Support Mental Health Research

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Rotary Youth Exchange Tasmanian Students Support Mental Health Research

Eleven inbound Rotary Youth Exchange students raised almost $600 for Australian Rotary Health recently from the sales of a cook book they designed together.

Each of the students contributed their favourite recipe from their country of origin, which was collated into an interesting cook book with some help from the Rotary Youth Exchange District Committee and a printing sponsorship from Hydro Tasmania.

The cook books were sold for $10 each at the Rotary District 9830 Conference in Hobart on April 6-8. A total of 59 books were purchased at the event, resulting in a fundraising total of $590.

Rotary Youth Exchange District Chair Ian Shuey said the students wish to put the proceeds towards mental health research for young Australians, through Australian Rotary Health.

“The students were well aware of mental health issues such as suicide and depression with their ranks,” Ian said.

“Mental health issues formed an important component of the District Conference, and delegates were only too happy to support the students’ initiatives in supporting this area of research.”

The cook book has a range of delicious and culturally diverse recipes with students this year hailing from Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland, Italy, Romania, Faroe Islands, Taiwan, Spain, France, Finland, and Brazil.

This is the second year Rotary District 9830 international students have raised money for Australian Rotary Health research, and we are very grateful for their support.

To purchase a copy of the cook book in PDF format, please contact the Australian Rotary Health office on: (02) 8837 1900 or to organise payment. Cook books are $10, which will go straight into mental health research.