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The recent release of “Shaz”, Di Prinzio’s latest pump truck, has come out to an overwhelmingly positive response from the local Newcastle community. Kicking off a slew of public events, Shaz was unveiled during the Newcastle Knights home game against the Roosters on Saturday 1st of May.

Named by Di Prinzio driver Aaron Hutch in honor of his recently departed mother, Sharron Hutch, the truck has been covered in a vibrant bright pink wrap and adorned with blue and pink ribbons to raise awareness for Breast and Prostate Cancer.

The fundraising efforts of Shaz the pump truck will also see Di Prinzio Concreting providing support to local non-for-profit organisation ProCare in support of their free cancer counselling and mental health services. Funds will also go to cancer research conducted by Newcastle University NSW’s local research team.

Local people can expect to see Shaz at local events as she raises funding and awareness in the fight against cancer in our community. Keep an eye out for the hashtag #SHAZ and use it to keep the awareness and fundraising going.

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NRL Legend, Michael Hagan has done it all. A Queensland State of Origin representative. Premiership winner in 1985 and 1988 with Canterbury-Bankstown. Newcastle Knights captain who later coached the team to a premiership in 2001. Now Michael shares his story about one of his life's greatest challenges, overcoming prostate cancer.  READ HERE

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Beresfield Golf Club Present HPCA & ProCare Donation of $2,050  

This donation goes directly towards funding counselling for men and their families impacted by prostate cancer. HPCA continues to offer free counselling services locally, thanks to the generosity of donations such as these. VIEW FACEBOOK POST

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Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation Grants $800K Locally  

The Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation has granted $113,000 towards a collaborative community partnership with ProCare and Hunter New England Health. Funding supports affordable mental health services for the Hunter Region. VIEW ARTICLE

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GP Psychiatry Support Line is a free service to GPs to help manage the care of mental health consumers. 

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The Pink Frangipani Ball Donates over $15,000 & Artwork to ProCare


The committee behind the Pink Frangipani Ball has donated $15,400 to ProCare. Local artist Justin Lees also donated a painting commissioned by the Ball’s committee which is intended to be auctioned or sold, to further support HPCA. VIEW FACEBOOK POST

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ProCare Awarded Hunter Business Chamber Award for Excellence 


ProCare had the esteemed honour of taking out first place in the Social Enterprise category. The award  was presented to ProCare due to an innovative approach to providing accessible mental health services to the Hunter community.  READ HERE

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Out of the Square raises $22,193 for HPCA 

Out of the Square Media (OOTS) immortalised Newcastle’s Queens Wharf Tower in a limited-edition bottle opener to mark a moment in Newcastle’s history, raise funds for prostate cancer and generate a laugh along the way. VIEW ARTICLE

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Pink Frangipani Ball 2018 

Held at Wests City on 21 April 2018, The Pink Frangipani Ball is to reduce the impact of breast cancer on individuals, family, friends and the wider community. The Ball was a staggering success and in an emotionally charged evening with 460 guests we raised over $100,000. VIEW ARTICLE

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Community Building Partnership

We have been fortunate to receive a Community Building Partnership grant to improve security at our Waratah premises. This makes our facility a safer place for people to improve their mental health, and seek support around prostate cancer and breast cancer. 

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Donation from Rotary of Club Belmont 

Tony Larkin President of Rotary Club of Belmont Inc presented HPCA with a cheque for $1000 to help support prostate cancer awareness in the Hunter. Tony said that "Our club chose HPCA to keep the funds local. We also have a lot of older guys so this cause was very relevant." 

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Blue Boxer Supermoto Championship 

The team at Blue Boxer was at the FIM Oceania Supermoto Championships held at Newcastle Showground on 2-3 September 2017. They helped support HPCA and also helped promote prostate cancer awareness there. 

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2HD Interview World Mental Health Day

Nick Sovechles, Chair of HPCA and ProCare Mental Health Services, told Richard and Kim about the services ProCare offers and procedures for caring for those living with mental health problems.

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