Support grows for HALT event

SUPPORT is building for Bendigo's upcoming Save Your Bacon breakfast.

The  Hope, Assistance, Local Tradies initiative is gaining national exposure with major Australian companies offering their assistance to help make the event a success.

HALT co-founder Jeremy Forbes is bringing HALT to Bendigo with a tradie breakfast at Hume and Iser on March 18 at 7am.

Earlier this week Mr Forbes used the Bendigo Advertiser to call for community support.

we've got some national companies starting to recognise the initiative and come on board which is fantastic - Jeremy Forbes

"We've had a fantastic response," Mr Forbes said.

"We've got HIA which is the Housing Industry Association on board, another big company Sally's, The Medalist Group and Blackwoods.

"So we've got some national companies starting to recognise the initiative and come on board which is fantastic.

"It's setting the bar of what the community can do when they understand and comprehend the issues HALT is dealing with."

Mr Forbes said some great prizes would be up for grabs at the event.

"We're just locking in what companies are giving," he said.

"One of the big givers is Bendigo FoodShare.

"Bendigo FoodShare is making up 250 food parcels which is pretty big.

"They'll be given out on the day as well as the bags.

"They're going to contain essentials for tradies who are struggling so the tradie can keep them or, if they feel they're not in need, they can pass it on to someone who is struggling."

The Loddon Campaspe Centre Against Sexual Assault, The Victorian Hamper, OAPL Health and Mobility, Ad Infinitem, St Lukes, Lifeline and headspace have also thrown their support behind HALT and the upcoming Bendigo breakfast.

"HALT is a voluntary organisation so we'd love some money to cover some stickers and money to go towards some T-Shirts as well," he said.

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