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HookUp partnership a boost for push to get Headspace here

Rio Tinto community relations manager Jeremy Hastings (left) and Boyne Tannum HookUp president Jeff Amos announce the partnership which will help the Rio Tinto Here For Health community campaign.
Rio Tinto community relations manager Jeremy Hastings (left) and Boyne Tannum HookUp president Jeff Amos announce the partnership which will help the Rio Tinto Here For Health community campaign. Allen Winter

THREE leading organisations are joining forces in a $120,000 partnership to make sure you have a healthy life.

Rio Tinto Alcan and Queensland Alumina Limited will provide $120,000 over three years to The Boyne Tannum HookUp.

This will fund an event review for the HookUp to make Australia's largest fishing tournament, held in Gladstone every May, able to continue helping charities such as this year's Here for Health campaign.

The major focus this year is based on mental health services, with the view to creating a Headspace which will assist young people.

Boyne Tannum HookUp president Jeff Amos said the event funded programs that helped the community.

"Our main focus this year is on Headspace and mental health services," he said.

"We are aiming to bring a comprehensive mental health service to town. Its not a two or three-month project, more like two or three years."

Although the fishing tournament is ranked number one in Australia, Mr Amos reiterated the constant goal was to keep taking HookUp to the next level.

Rio Tinto Gladstone community relations manager Jeremy Hastings said the contribution would ensure the long-term health of HookUp.

"We are pleased to support the sustainability and growth of an event that contributes so much to our region, community, our employees and their families," he said.

Since its inception 19 years ago, the Boyne Tannum HookUp has multiplied tenfold.

Australia's largest family fishing competition was envisioned as a recreational event to ensure locals remained in the Gladstone region over the May long weekend.

Topics:  boyne tannum hookup gladstone headspace mental health qal rio tinto alcan



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