My 13 year old son Thomas recently completed a school assignment on the subject of charities in local communities and one of the statistics he shared with us was that nearly 3,000 people die from suicide in Australia each year equalling 8 per week. I told him he must have read that wrong as I couldn't imagine this being the case. To my utter disbelief upon researching for myself I found this horrific statistic to be a reality and as I sat and pondered the implications of this scenario's effect on the 8 extended families and network of friends also being devastated by this each week I felt the need to raise awareness and funds to support beyondblue. Discussing this topic with my friends at a community craft group I attend each week, I came up with an idea to share our love of 5D Diamond Painting with our community and at the same time help raise much needed funds and awareness for our chosen organisation beyondblue who are dealing with this tragic cause of death in Australia. I have been shocked to find that upon discussing this subject how many people I see each day have themselves lost loved ones or friends to suicide so it has made our journey of fundraising for this cause much more personal and a way we can show support for our friends and families who have lost someone thru suicide. I am a firm believer if we all do a little it will go a long way and hopefully make a big difference to someone in need.