Five days, eating, sleeping and broadcasting in a glass box with no escape from each other, what could go wrong.
When Nova 919’s Ben & Liam exited their temporary home having encouraged important conversations about mental health they had raised over $88,000 (and rising) for Lifeline Adelaide.
After five days trapped in a purpose-built glass structure in the middle of Rundle Mall, broadcasting and living under the gaze of the people of Adelaide, Ben & Liam said, “We have been completely blown away by the whole experience. We have never been a part of anything quite like this. We feel privileged to have such an incredible team behind us. The words and stories we’ve heard this week have truly touched us. Now, please direct us to the nearest shower.”
During the past five days, Ben & Liam have been inundated with visitors to their glass box wishing them well on their journey, offering much needed support and sharing personal stories around their own mental health. Their efforts attracted the attention of locals, fans of the show and even Premier Steven Marshall and Hilltop Hoods’ Matt “Suffa” Lambert.
Chief Executive Uniting Communities, Simon Schrapel, said, “We are blown away by the amazing support from Nova and the Adelaide community this week – you’ve shone a bright light on mental health and opened up some really important conversations to reduce the stigma often associated with mental health and support people who may be feeling trapped in their thoughts to reach out and know that they are not alone. The funds raised will allow Lifeline Adelaide to train another 30 crisis supporters to be there for people facing some of their darkest times. We offer our sincerest thanks to Nova for bringing awareness to mental health and supporting the vital services of Lifeline. Your work really will change lives.”