With your help Bertrand raised $14,500.
As part of Team Tassie, Bertrand represented Tasmania on their leg of the ride to Uluru on his ex Mayoral scooter.
Riders participating in the "Big Centre Black Dog Ride" did so 100% at their own expense.
Black Dog Ride, now in its sixth year, is a national suicide prevention charity whose mission is to raise awareness of depression and suicide prevention. Funds raised by Black Dog Riders will support the roll out of Mental Health First Aid's Teen Program to Australian Schools nationwide, and to build the capacity of Lifeline's online Crisis Support Chat service.
Funds Raised Support Lifeline:
- Lifeline provides crisis support and suicide prevention services Australia wide
- 50% of funds raised via the 2015 Black Dog Ride to the Red Centre are passed onto Lifeline to support their online Crisis Support Chat service.
- 54% of crisis chats were from people under the age of 25
- 45% of Crisis Chats were from rural and remote locations
Funds Raised Support Mental Health First Aid
- MHFA Australia (MHFA) is a national not for profit was founded in Australia in 2000 by Betty Kitchener AM and Professor Tony Jorm and MHFA training is now utilised around the world
- 50% of the funds raised via the Ride to the Red Centre is passed on to MHFA who will use it to
fund the MHFA Teen Program to Australian high schools nationwide
Relive the ride with Bertrand and the rest of the team on their journey via the Blog (from the 15th of August).