Raise Your Voice

By Raquel Farah Join Me

I'm fundraising for a great cause!

I have decided to fundraise for R U OK? to help spread their message and help prevent suicide. 

About 8 people take their own lives in Australia every day.

For every death, it’s estimated another 30 people will attempt suicide.

89% of people report knowing somebody who has made an attempt.

I want to help change these numbers.

R U OK?’s vision is of a world where we are all connected and protected from suicide. 

Their mission is to inspire everyone to meaningfully connect with the people around them and support anyone struggling with life.

By inspiring people to take the time to ask, “Are you OK?” and listen, we can help people who are struggling with life to feel connected long before they even think about suicide.

Thank you so much for your support, together we will make a difference.

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In memory of John Sipidias

Tuesday 8th Feb
In October of 2021, we unfortunately lost someone truly amazing by suicide.

John was a loving husband, son, brother, cousin and friend. He was always putting others before himself, as it was shown in his work as a provisional psychologist, and in his personal life. 

John was funny, talented, intelligent, caring and incredibly handsome - as he was always reminded by the people he surrounded himself with. 

John's death came to a surprise to everyone who knew him, even those who had only met him once or twice. He never showed signs of mental distress, other than the usual stresses of work and living in lockdown in Melbourne. 

His family feel as if they let him down by not asking him if he is REALLY okay, which is why we have decided to host a fundraiser event on his birthday to help raise awareness around the signs of suicide and how to open the conversation with someone you feel needs to have a good chat. 

We thank you in advance for your support, and wish you all a healthy mental well-being! 

❤️ Raquel Farah Sipidias 
-wife of the late and great John Sipidias 

Thank you to my Sponsors

$9k

Total Amount Raised At Event

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!! Everyone who has supported this event and fundraiser page has been an absolute champion!!! Clearly every little bit helps when all the small donations total up to this outstanding amount!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!!!! 💛❤️💛❤️💛❤️💛❤️ -Committee Members

$1,000

Raquel Farah

$615

Tom Thelma Kristen Sipidias

Forever in our hearts❤️

$515

Sil

We love you

$515

Pat And Vince

Keep raising awareness beautiful… You got this 💪🏼xo

$500

Anonymous

$337.60

Anonymous

$313.20

Top Snap South East

Fantastic work on the fundraiser Raquel, we hope it's a huge success x

$313.20

Z And C Melhem

Great initiative Raquel!

$311

Goran, Jamie, Dean & Ben

Cherished and loved. Forever in our hearts ❤

$261

Bassem Farah

Love you

$250

Chafic Melhem

Keep it going cuz. Your have done an amazing job. Love you.

$208.80

N And B

❤️

$156.60

Anonymous

$156.60

Ryan Godfrey

$150

Bianca Mazzocchi

Big love ❤ You're always in my heart

$150

Natalie Siebel

Sending you all the love, what a great cause ❤️

$120.06

Anonymous

$104.40

Anonymous

$104.40

Anonymous

$104.40

Canan

So much love to your entire family. Thank you for raising awareness!

$104.40

Barata Family

We love you. ❤

$104.40

Mjnr Pty Ltd

$104.40

Anonymous

$104.40

Anonymous

$104.40

Sharni Malady

$104.40

Rich A

$104.40

Hays Sleiman

$104.40

Anonymous

$104.40

Meral Bozan

$104.40

Sandy

We love you

$100

Mrish

Forever in our hearts 🙏 May his beautiful soul rest in peace ❤ Louie and Lourdes Mrish xoxo

$100

Ashlea Mackertich

All my love xxx

$100

Charlene K

$100

Christine Farah

$100

Faten Qunqar

$62.64

Mel Sa

RIP John 🙏🏻 Forever in our hearts 🙏🏻🌹 great fundraiser towards a life changing cause. Amazing work Raquel!

$52.20

Kevin Suliman

$52.20

Bec Steele

Always in my thoughts.xx

$52.20

Nina Younan

💗💗💗

$52.20

Kaine

$52.20

Corey Pais

Sending love to Raquel, Rodney and the entire family. May John rest in peace and have his life celebrated and his legacy and impact on the world live on x

$52.20

Emir Ali Yenilmez

Love you guys!

$52.20

Debbie Burns

Raquel you are such an amazing woman, your strength and courage is just wow. Love always shicken xxx And l hope everyone that attended last night still have eardrums... you're singing has not improved xxx

$52.20

Rita Mawal

$52.20

Anonymous

$52.20

Gayle Simpson

Proud of you girl! ❤️

$50

Madhava Di Florio

$50

Sam Mansour

God bless you Raquel from Sam & Carly Mansour

$50

Cassandra Loiudice

You are doing an amazing job! And I know John would be so proud of what your doing! 💕💕

$50

Stradbroke Printing Group

Lots of love Paul and Cassandra

$50

Marie Page

❤️

$50

Mary Haddad

So proud of you beautiful! Sorry we couldn't make it tonight. Sending you lots of love 💗 Mary Haddad and family

$50

Nicole Bp

$50

Anonymous

$31.32

Simon El Hakim

$26.10

Amy S

Sending love and strength to Raquel, Rod and your family and friends. John sounds like an amazing human being. xx

$26.10

Isabel Abdulnour

$26.10

Emily Holmes

Sending all my love ❤️

$26.10

Jonathan

$26.10

Natasha Fraser

$26.10

Catherine K

Wishing you all the best with your mission to inspire people to be aware, to respond, and to connect.

$20

Taylor Eldridge