ROTARY BOOKFEST NOOSA
2022 BOOKFEST SALE DATES OVER 3 DAYS
from FRIDAY 29th to SUNDAY 1st MAY 2022
MOUNTAINS OF BOOKS FOR SALE
Rotary Noosa Daybreak are again holding the annual BOOKFEST NOOSA.
Over 3 days from Friday 29th April to Sunday 1st May 2022, 9am to 5pm every day, books will be on sale at the Noosa Leisure Centre in Wallace Drive, Noosaville (next to Noosa Library).
Books this year are at bargain-basement prices, so everyone is assured of a great buy. Come along and invest in a whole new library to tide you over for the following year.
Over the weekend there will be a larger number of quality pre-loved books for sale than ever before, thanks to the donations collected all year round, and all on display for 3 days of browsing and choosing, at the one location in the Leisure Centre. This year for the first time, the huge collection of Fiction books will be displayed in alphabetical order of Authors, making selection easier.
Funds raised at the BOOKFEST NOOSA this year will go directly towards benefiting our community. Rotary Noosa Daybreak are jointly funding a Phd student researching Suicide Prevention, with University of Sunshine Coast and Australian Rotary Health. This is a 3 year commitment.
This event is about Rotary supporting people in the Sunshine Coast Community:
- Providing thousands of books for sale; children’s at $1 each, all others $2.50 each
- Fundraising directly for the benefit of Mental Health Research into Suicide Prevention
- Fundraising for local causes including Salvation Army and Rotary Youth Projects
If you have any inquiries regarding BOOKFEST NOOSA, please call 1300 791 226. Book donations to the BOOKFEST Noosa may be dropped off at the main entrance of Noosa Leisure Centre, in Wallace Drive, Noosaville.
QLD Government COVID Safe Event Compliance will be followed at BOOKFEST NOOSA.
TO THE SPONSORS OF BOOKFEST NOOSA
Just to keep you informed, our recent Bookfest Noosa was again successful, with thousands of books sold and enabling our fundraising to support the SUICIDE RESEARCH PROJECT. Below is a description of this project for your interest.
Thank you so much for supporting us in this cause.
The 2021 Rotary Noosa Daybreak Bookfest proceeds will be used to support research (along with other projects) into ways of preventing suicidality arising from the diagnosis of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD) in individuals. The money will fund a Doctorate Student at the University of the Sunshine Coast Mind and Neuroscience Thompson Institute to carry out the research program.
The project is supported by the Australian Rotary Health Research Foundation (ARHRF) and the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) financially.
With $36,000 donated by Rotary Noosa Daybreak, in total, the project will attract $100,000 in funding, with ARHRF and USC contributing.
The study is entitled “Oral Ketamine Trial on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder” and will assess the effect of oral ketamine on adult participants experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It will focus on symptoms including mental state, general and social wellbeing, and the physical and psychological side effects of ketamine.
Ms Grace Forsayth has been selected as the student to carry out the research under the supervision of Professor Jim Lagopoulos Director of the Thompson Institute.
The project builds on work already carried out at the Thompson Institute trialing oral ketamine with PTSD sufferers but will allow a better understanding of how the treatment works with a group of 50 PTSD sufferers. Each person in the trial will undergo both Electroencephalography (EEG) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) assessments of neural functioning of the brain.
The project commenced in January 2020 and will continue until mid-2023 with the final publication of the results of the study.
With the increasing diagnosis of PTSD cases nationally and here on the Sunshine Coast, a successful outcome from the project will expand the treatment options for controlling what often results in Suicide by the individual diagnosed with the disease.
IT CAN NOT BE OVER-EMPHASISED THAT THE MONEY THAT YOUR SPONSORSHIP CONTRIBUTED TO THE ROTARY NOOSA DAYBREAK BOOKFEST HAS BEEN CRITICAL TO THE CONTINUED FUNDING OF THIS IMPORTANT RESEARCH.