Titans CEO Graham Annesley presented a cheque for $5000 to the Deadly Choices program today from proceeds of our auctioning of the Indigenous jerseys and hand-painted boots worn in our Indigenous Round clash with Sydney Roosters.

Kieran Chilcott, from Kalwun Health Services, accepted the cheque at today’s Titans NAIDOC celebrations day at Pizzey Park.

“This cheque is committed 100 per cent to going towards the Deadly Choices program which is coming up in the September school holidays and the purpose for this campaign is basically about our people living longer,” Kieran said.

“Our people are still dying 10 to 17 years younger than non-Indigenous people.

Basically there are a couple of main factors we can use to prevent that. The one key factor the Deadly Choices team is targeting is reducing people’s smoking and ensuring people are quitting smoking because it is killing us.

“This cheque will do a lot. It will help raise the profile of health needs within our community but also target those young ones and make sure they don’t ever touch a cigarette.”