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Riders Against Depression
« 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.

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Re: Riders Against Depression
« Reply #1 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.

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Re: Riders Against Depression
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2014, 07:51:13 PM »
Well done Col, you do a lot for our sport and this is another good cause. ;)

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Re: Riders Against Depression
« Reply #3 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

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« Reply #4 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. 

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« Reply #5 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 .
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« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2014, 08:31:31 PM »

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« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2014, 12:33:02 PM »
Pleased to report the Gold Coast Motorcycle Enthusiasts Club is supporting this cause with fundraising.

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Re: Riders Against Depression
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2014, 10:30:47 AM »
Four Day website is up and running:
http://a4de.com.au/

The good thing about telling the truth is that you don't have to remember what you said.

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« Reply #10 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

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Re: Riders Against Depression
« Reply #11 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
Bultaco Metralla, Matador MK 5, Montadero mk2, El Bandido model 18,plus lots of bits and two Honda XR's 250,350.

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Re: Riders Against Depression
« Reply #12 on: June 29, 2014, 11:26:52 AM »
The good thing about telling the truth is that you don't have to remember what you said.

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Re: Riders Against Depression
« Reply #13 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
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Re: Riders Against Depression
« Reply #14 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.