I'm not often a poster here, but I am a regular lurker. Have been following the mental health thread and am amazed by the stories and the challenges that people have faced and continue to face.
The week is the innaugrual Razor Ride, an event run for the Chamberlain foundation, with that aim of raising money for suicide prevention and mental health. This year the charity being supported is Griefline. Griefline is an amazing organisation with very little public awareness, zero government funding, yet doing amazing work in the mental health space.
The ride is from Canberra to Melbourne over 6 days, today's first day was 170km from Canberra to Gundagai. There are multiple 120km plus days, with 10 riders undertaking the challenge.
I am not riding the event, I am simply a volunteer here for the cause and acting as event mechanic, as a volunteer, I'm not expected to raise money, however this cause needs all the funds it can get.
Last night we were asked why we were here - the greatest answer I heard was "because it's too easy to say no".
This post is purely to raise awareness of the foundation, the ride and the amazing cause that is griefline.
If anyone feels they would like to make a tax deductible donation, they can be done securely through https://give.everydayhero.com/au/rich-3
Thanks for your time, remember - it's ok to be not ok.