Clarenville Mayor Frazer Russell says support needed for mental health programs in the local area is rising.
“We have a number of individuals who are suffering from mental illness and if there’s anything we can do as a municipality to strengthen these individuals, I think you also strengthen your town as well,” Russell told The Packet.
In its efforts to further support mental health services in the community the Town of Clarenville is holding a benefit concert on Sunday, June 2, called “Music 4 Our Minds.”
The concert will feature musical group The Phantom 4, special guest Bellavoce, as well as other local performers.
Russell says the town has pledged support for mental health initiatives in the area, and hopes to see events like this provide a great deal of funds and awareness for mental illness in the town.
“I strongly believe municipalities have a role to play in mental health awareness and anything we can do as a municipality to raise money, we are very pleased to do,” Russell says.
Russell mentioned how fortunate the town is to have people like music teacher Anne Lundrigan and her students, and Phantom 4, who are donating their performances for the concert.
With all that talent, Russell expects the concert to be well-attended and successful, and he’s looking forward to the event.
The concert will be held at the Eastlink Events Centre on Sunday, June 2, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 each.