Silent Ripples receives donation from Josh Maczkowiack, IGA Fresh Westside following Murray Bridge Show shave

For Silent Ripples: Trevor Smith, Dianne Collett and Aubrey Hanafin accept a donation from Josh Maczkowiack. Photo: Peri Strathearn.
For Silent Ripples: Trevor Smith, Dianne Collett and Aubrey Hanafin accept a donation from Josh Maczkowiack. Photo: Peri Strathearn.

An organisation which supports people bereaved by suicide has become the beneficiary of a $560 donation by Josh Maczkowiack and IGA Fresh Westside.

Silent Ripples' Trevor Smith and Dianne Collett accepted a cheque from Mr Maczkowiack on Friday, a fortnight after having his head and a year's worth of beard shaved off as a fundraiser at the Murray Bridge Show.

Mr Smith said a Silent Ripples stall at the show had also allowed volunteers to make connections with community members.

"A number of people came past and talked to us," he said.

"It really reinforces to us that we really are a needed group within the community.

"There are a lot of people out there experiencing bereavement with no (other) place to go."

He said the donation would allow the group to continue to offer support to people and further its other activities.

Silent Ripples meets at the Flinders University Rural Clinical School, behind the Murray Bridge hospital, at 6pm on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month.

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