48 Hour Treadmill Challenge
This month, Ben Hirst completed a gruelling 48 hour run on a treadmill, raising over $8,500 for our charity.
He was surrounded by family, friends and people who just simply admired his achievement. Ben first made contact with Stay ChatTY a few years ago, sharing his own past mental health demons and expressing his passion for helping us break the stigma surrounding mental health.
For two years now Ben has been a Stay ChatTY ambassador. He helps us to raise awareness and has raised funds for us along the way. We are extremely honoured to have Ben on board with us, he is a “treadmill warrior” and a mental health advocate who is determined to save lives.
Thank you to those who donated, to All Aerobics Fitness for the use of their space and equipment and to Ben and his family for all that you’ve done and continue to do for Stay ChatTY.
To support Ben on his future ventures, follow his Facebook page Run for Mental Health.
Run for Crumpy, a Huge Success!
At the end of 2017, two friends took on the almighty challenge of running from Burnie to Kingston Beach to highlight mental health issues in the paramedic industry.
This month, Karen Hart and Karen Whelan handed Stay ChatTY an impressive $10,300 cheque raised during their incredible effort. With this money, we will aim to spread our messages into paramedic sites across the state over the next 18 months.
Thank you to both Karen’s for your commitment and support and to those who donated along the way.
All the Best to Amanda!
Since we partnered with Relationships Australia there have been many positives. One of them has been having Business Development and Research Consultant Amanda French join us as Stay ChatTY team leader. Her work the past three years with us has been enormous, and we owe a lot of our successes to her. This month she left us to prepare for the birth of her first child.
Whilst we will miss her immensely, we are sending her and husband Damian our best wishes and we look forward to meeting the new and youngest member to the Stay ChatTY team soon.
Our Future Looks Bright
With an election coming up, we are excited to announce that both the Liberal and Labour Governments have made a promise for our funding to be secured regardless of the result.
Under a re-elected Liberal Government, we will receive one million dollars over four years to continue our Schools Program. Under a Labour Government, we will receive $280,000 over one year.
We look forward to working alongside either party to continue our important work in schools.
3rd Annual Huon Channel Cricket Association Stay ChatTY Round
This month the Huon Channel Cricket Association (HCCA) held their 3rd annual Stay ChatTY round. All 12 teams donned specially made hats, and fundraised for Stay ChatTY.
Well done to Kettering who took out the shield against Margate. Thank you HCCA for the ongoing support and congratulations on another successful round.