Ampol and its customers have raised over $400,000 for The Sebastian Foundation which helps youths with mental health challenges.
The March fundraising campaign raised the money through over-the-counter customer donations at Ampol Foodary and Ampol Woolworths MetroGo stores and contributions from the purchase of selected products.
The money will allow an additional 13,469 Australian students to access the Open Parachute youth mental health initiative, which is an in-school, curriculum-mapped mental health program that utilises peer-to-peer methods to help educate youth about coping mechanisms pertinent to the challenges of adolescence.
Kate Thomson, Executive General Manager at Ampol, said the generosity of their customers allowed them to significantly build on their 2022 campaign which raised $258,000.
“Community safety and wellbeing is an important pillar of our community investment strategy and we are pleased to again be able to contribute to vital youth mental health training. We know these funds will have a positive impact on the wellbeing of young Australians across the country.”
Guy Sebastian, Co-Founder of The Sebastian Foundation, thanked everyone Ampol and its customers.
“At a time where mental health issues remain prevalent throughout schools, The Sebastian Foundation, thanks to Ampol, will be able to help deliver the Open Parachute program to a further 13,469 students this year.”