New fund launched in honour of late Ballarat teacher

September 21, 2023 1:54 pm in by
Photo: Peach's Run

The Ballarat Foundation have launched a new fund, in honour of late Ballarat resident James Petrie.

The local teacher and footballer lost a battle with depression last year, with the foundation creating the James Petrie Fund to help projects that support youth and respond to mental health issues in the Ballarat region.

A fundraising event to support the fund, Peach’s Run, will be held on November 11th, calling on locals to conquer 33 laps of Lake Wendouree – as James was 33 years old when he passed away and wore the number 33 for the Waubra Football Club.

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More information can be found via the Peach’s Run website.

If you need immediate help, call Lifeline on 13 11 14.