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Title: Riders Against Depression
Post by: supersenior 50 on March 12, 2014, 11:43:12 AM
I was inspired by Stephen Relf (Relfi) to start this thread, and before going further I ask that you read the following topics:-
 GENERAL DISCUSSION " Not VMX but of interest (men's depression)"
          VINDURO            "Aussie 4 Day Starters"
                                    "2014 Masters Games"
After much discussion with Stephen and others I have set in motion a project to raise money and awareness of this major problem in our society. The initial focus is on Stephen Relf, now joined by Nathan Senior, to use their entry into the 4 Day as a platform to achieve this through sponsorship and fundraising. Secondly, the PanPacifi Masters Vinduro/Enduro will be a signature event as a fundraiser for this cause.
Support can be given on an individual basis, or as a club based project. Already Heaven and the Gold Coast Motorcycle Enthusiasts Club have indicated interest.
This is all above board and official. We are registered with Beyond Blue as an approved fund raiser, have set up an account with Everyday Hero, and have approval  from the Masters organisers.
Rather than write a book here, if you read the topics mentioned above and check out the Beyond Blue and Everyday Hero sites it should be clear. Any queries can be directed to cmetcher@bigpond.net.au
 www.beyondblue.org.au/    www.everydayhero.com.au/riders-against-depression
Updates as we go along.
Title: Re: Riders Against Depression
Post by: Graeme M on March 12, 2014, 09:22:02 PM
A great initiative Col, I've set this one to sticky so it'll stay up top.
Title: Re: Riders Against Depression
Post by: SlideRulz on March 13, 2014, 07:51:13 PM
Well done Col, you do a lot for our sport and this is another good cause. ;)
Title: Re: Riders Against Depression
Post by: supersenior 50 on March 14, 2014, 11:01:06 PM
Hi ,
         If you send me your email i'll send you a poster which you could send on to your contacts, and maybe print a few for bike shops etc.
        Thanks,
               Colin
Title: Re: Riders Against Depression
Post by: pinned on March 15, 2014, 04:36:24 AM
Great work Col this is a very serious and common problem in our fast paced high pressure society. 
Title: Re: Riders Against Depression
Post by: Tim754 on March 15, 2014, 06:39:04 PM
 Colin Please email me the poster at my email listed on here, will get some about for the cause. Cheers Tim754 .
 Stuff the black dog in a tucker bag and throw it in a billabong. ;)
Title: Re: Riders Against Depression
Post by: Graeme M on March 19, 2014, 08:31:31 PM
Download the poster here:

http://forum.ozvmx.com/Images/blue-poster.pdf (http://forum.ozvmx.com/Images/blue-poster.pdf)

(http://forum.ozvmx.com/Images/blue-poster.jpg)
Title: Re: Riders Against Depression
Post by: supersenior 50 on April 04, 2014, 12:33:02 PM
Pleased to report the Gold Coast Motorcycle Enthusiasts Club is supporting this cause with fundraising.
Title: Re: Riders Against Depression
Post by: Nathan S on April 19, 2014, 10:30:47 AM
Four Day website is up and running:
http://a4de.com.au/

Title: Re: Riders Against Depression
Post by: supersenior 50 on May 14, 2014, 11:05:51 AM
Donations please to www.everydayhero.com.au/riders-against-depression
Title: Re: Riders Against Depression
Post by: supersenior 50 on June 23, 2014, 12:55:17 PM
Bucket collections at the Gloucester Grass Track (Heaven), Queensland Classic/Post Classic MX Championship (Brisbane MCC),
 and Classic Dirt 10 (VMX Magazine/Sunshine MCC) a little over $460 has been raised. The early generous donations by a few individuals makes a total of just over $1000.
Personally I think this is a very poor responce to a campaign supporting the very many family, friends and aquaintences most of us know of suffering from this condition.
I know times are tight, but if we can afford to indulge in this great sport of ours surely we can tip in a little to help our mates.
A $100 donation equates to 5 packs of cigarettes, a cheap meal out for 4, a tank of fuel etc etc
Title: Re: Riders Against Depression
Post by: Matador107 on June 27, 2014, 12:01:02 PM
Well it"s the end of the financial year so how about a liitle donation, go and bend your bosses arm and tell him what a good bloke he is, it all helps.
MARTIN
Title: Re: Riders Against Depression
Post by: Nathan S on June 29, 2014, 11:26:52 AM
Facebook group is up:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/464909040311509/
Title: Re: Riders Against Depression
Post by: Rookie#1 on July 11, 2014, 07:16:43 PM
I will see if a few clubs I'm involved with are keen to donate to such a worthy cause
Title: Re: Riders Against Depression
Post by: supersenior 50 on July 12, 2014, 11:20:18 AM
Thanks for something positive and constructive. Go for it.
Pehaps you could repeat this on the Evo thread as I doubt the cyber heroes even look at this one.
Title: Re: Riders Against Depression
Post by: Matador107 on July 12, 2014, 06:33:28 PM
I see that the Aust 4 day Enduro is only a month away. Just checked the fund raising site and it needs a healthy kick of donations to meet the nominated  riders target of $15 K.

At the moment there's only $1400 in there, a very poor response in my books,come on support your mates.
Title: Re: Riders Against Depression
Post by: supersenior 50 on July 13, 2014, 08:31:32 AM
Thanks for the prompt. The fundraicsng effort will go through to the Masters Games in November, but you are right its rather poor.
Title: Re: Riders Against Depression
Post by: Nathan S on July 30, 2014, 09:57:26 AM
Rider list is up (thanks Alison!):
http://a4de.com.au/riderlist.pdf

Title: Re: Riders Against Depression
Post by: Digga on August 12, 2014, 11:50:57 AM
What a sad, sad day it is & such a loss to everyone of such a gifted person. Hard to imagine the constant pressure & internal stresses on his day to day life that he would force him take his own life.  Sadly missed & reinforces the importance of mens depression

http://www.9news.com.au/world/2014/08/12/09/00/robin-williams-reportedly-found-dead
Title: Re: Riders Against Depression
Post by: supersenior 50 on August 28, 2014, 09:52:02 PM
$355.00 collected at the Port Augusta Classic Nationals :-)
Title: Re: Riders Against Depression
Post by: Nathan S on August 29, 2014, 07:35:17 AM
Fantastic! :)
Title: Re: Riders Against Depression
Post by: supersenior 50 on October 02, 2014, 01:22:17 PM
Gold Coast Motorcycle Enthusiasts Club has donated $500
Title: Re: Riders Against Depression
Post by: supersenior 50 on October 14, 2014, 09:46:06 AM
Brisbane MCC is holding a charity day for "beyond blue" Sunday 26 Oct as a practice day at Harrisville. All Pre 90 bikes welcome.
Title: Re: Riders Against Depression
Post by: supersenior 50 on October 22, 2014, 08:39:48 PM
Be there or be square Sunday Harrisville
Title: Re: Riders Against Depression
Post by: mainline on October 22, 2014, 10:03:01 PM
Looking forward it, i'm pretty sure Barsby will be there too, spreading parts around the track.
Title: Re: Riders Against Depression
Post by: PEZBerq on October 23, 2014, 07:13:24 AM
Is Harrisville practice open to other club members?
Title: Re: Riders Against Depression
Post by: YZ250H on October 23, 2014, 10:36:10 AM
Looking forward it, i'm pretty sure Barsby will be there too, spreading parts around the track.

Not sure I will be there yet.  I'm running out of bikes, they keep breaking faster than I can fix them  :o :o
Title: Re: Riders Against Depression
Post by: Nathan S on October 23, 2014, 10:43:08 AM
"They keep breaking" or "you keep breaking them"?

:D
Title: Re: Riders Against Depression
Post by: supersenior 50 on October 23, 2014, 01:26:32 PM
Yes open to other clubs. Rec. Licences available at sighn on if required
Title: Re: Riders Against Depression
Post by: 147 on October 27, 2014, 01:08:48 PM
Thanks to everyone who showed up to yesterdays charity practice day at Harrisville,despite the extreme heat and dust we had over 50 riders and managed to raise $2500 for Beyond Blue Riders against depression,so well done everybody and thankyou all for your generousity,special thanks to Greg Mitchell who not only provided us with an excellent track,also organized the feeding of everyone, Pro Honda,Burt Kingston and other individuals who donated items for raffle.
Next event,presentation night 14th Nov LIONS@springwood booking details on the BMCC website http://brismcc.ning.com/
Title: Re: Riders Against Depression
Post by: Shane W on October 27, 2014, 01:37:36 PM
Was a great day and a fantastic track. Something in that track for all classes!!

Shane
Title: Re: Riders Against Depression
Post by: supersenior 50 on October 29, 2014, 07:10:42 PM
Yep, 52 riders and $2500+ for Beyond Blue and a great day had by all.
Next fundraiser PanPac Vinduro this weekend.
Title: Re: Riders Against Depression
Post by: Lewis on October 31, 2014, 08:34:04 AM
Slowly the pot is getting fuller. Great effort by those contributing.Big thumbs down for the fence sitters.
Title: Re: Riders Against Depression
Post by: supersenior 50 on November 25, 2014, 09:53:19 AM
Brisbane MCC charity day raised $2350, Gold Coast MC Enthusiasts Club donated $150 at BMCC charity day, $490 raised at PanPac Masters Vinduro
Title: Re: Riders Against Depression
Post by: supersenior 50 on January 06, 2015, 11:53:29 PM
More farmer suicides in Qld due to drought, hard hit families in the fires, time to dig deep depression is a major issue. We riders are very fortunate and should do whatever we can
Title: Re: Riders Against Depression
Post by: jackiemac on January 11, 2015, 04:41:42 PM
You can also go to the site below, and help by buying bails of hay, which is desperately needed, and would help the farmers out immensely!! please check it out!
  http://www.buyabale.com.au

Keep Smiling :)
Jackie Mac
Title: Re: Riders Against Depression
Post by: relfy on January 11, 2015, 04:52:13 PM
BUYBALE what  fantastic group of people doing amazing things, in my opinion true Aussie spirit. Relfy
Title: Re: Riders Against Depression
Post by: supersenior 50 on May 22, 2015, 10:04:07 AM
The Queensland Classic/Post Classic Championship is a fundraiser for "Riders Against Depression"
Title: Re: Riders Against Depression
Post by: supersenior 50 on September 10, 2015, 07:04:49 PM
I'm pleased to advise The Mountain Man 40 Year Anniversary has come on board as a fundraiser, to be held at Echo Valley Toowoomba early November.
Title: Re: Riders Against Depression
Post by: supersenior 50 on March 27, 2016, 12:47:03 PM
Mountain Man raised $5000 for Riders Against Depression
Title: Re: Riders Against Depression
Post by: relfy on March 27, 2016, 08:13:50 PM
Col , that is Crazy !!!!!!! well done that's an amazing effort. Best regards Stephen
Title: Re: Riders Against Depression
Post by: Graham on March 27, 2016, 08:18:57 PM
Very impressive  well done :D