Charity event to make a big splash

The border’s mayors are hoping as big a splash will be made for a mental health awareness swimming carnival as they made on the water slide.

Hosted by Albury Tigers Water Polo Club, the Big Splash will raise funds for headspace and the Survivors of Suicide support group in memory of Mary Baker, 15, who took her life in 2011.

The Albury Swim Centre March 5 event includes swimming relay races in categories such as tradespeople, car dealers, real estate agents, schools and sporting clubs.

Albury mayor Kevin Mack, who will compete in a celebrity challenge relay against Wodonga Council, said it would be a fun way to highlight the issue.

“It’s a great opportunity to get people together and to raise money and awareness for teenage mental health and suicide support,” he said.

Cr Mack said it was also a great opportunity to get the two councils working together for a good cause.

“We’ll give Wodonga a good kicking,” he said.

Funds will also be raised for the Carevan Foundation.

Visit alburywodongabigsplash.com.au or phone Stephen Mamouney on (02) 6024 3000 to register.

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