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Cutting Depression Adrift

An adventure in support of mental illness

 
 
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The adventure

In August we will be sailing two kayaks 1,500km through a section of the Great Barrier Reef, from Fraser Island to Townsville.

We will be alone, unassisted, totally vulnerable to the weather and travelling a long distance from the mainland and emergency help.

We will be catching food, collecting water and camping on islands that cross our path.

We expect to be at sea for over a month.

 
 
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why?

For fun, for a challenge and also to draw attention to mental illness. Mental illness is undoubtedly one of, if not, the most urgent issues affecting our society today.

We don't pretend for a second to be doing anything incredible. People do far more difficult, courageous things every single day. For some it is simply getting out of bed, or out the front door.

 

Depression, anxiety and suicide are sadly close to the hearts of far too many people.

Those that are suffering, and their families and friends equally, are desperate for help and for hope.

Neither of us have the skills nor the expertise to help in a direct sense. We are nevertheless determined to lend a hand.

That's why we are raising money for the Black Dog Institute.

the crew

Eamon

Eamon

Pascal

Pascal

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donate

Please consider supporting our cause by making a tax-deductible donation directly to the Black Dog Institute. No donation is too small. It all counts.

The Institute conducts world leading research into diagnosis, treatment and prevention of all forms of mental illness.

Help us help them. 

 
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come for the ride

Test trip - Investigator Strait crossing (March 2017)

 
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Our generous Supporters

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Huge thanks also to all these legends for their donations and support:

Stu Gibson, Andrew Quilty, Adrian Buchan, Russell Bierke, Tom Whitaker, Triple M radio, Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort, Manly Surf School, John Grossman, Alastair Harry, Charles Magnus, Leanne Armand, Paul Westcott, Leeanne Raines, Liam Carrol, Irene Ng, Giordana Cocco, Justin Fleming, Adele & Chris Geraghty, Julie Gottlieb, Michael Green, Tristan Guttridge, Kate Maclurcan, Peter & Linda Marr, Jessica Morgan, John Shaw, Jerom Stocks, Tom Webster, Evan Jackson, Nicole Bannister, Anne & Tom Stephens, Therese Burnette, Kristin Johnson, Steven Taylor-King, Joe Virgin, Thomas Murray, Lizzie Ferguson, Art Sideris, Bob Springborg, April Kaeding, Michael Belcher, Linda Jones, Kieran Tapsell, John O'Meally, Catarina Vila Pouca, Christine Bishop, Michael Gill, John & Fran Spora, Richard Cogswell, Scott Lassau, Jean Fratoni, Dale Sheedy, Paul Casey, John Pogonoski, Danny Gilbert, Grant Wakefield, Bryce & Kate Fraser, Elesa & Phil Bennett, Brittany Niewdach, Marion Broeker, Tim Woolnough, Ian & Jann Patrick, Paul Crittenden, Michael Hirsch, Alan Ogden, Marianne Lesnie, Giorgia Falzon, Andrew Press, Jules & Josh Biggs, Mitch & Jade de Mestre, Bonnie Holmes, Richard & Cynthia Connolly, Corrina McMillan, Ray & Srima McQuillan, Bella Koennecke, Paul Donohoe, Mike Farnow, Dan Duemmer, Jane Williamson, Kat Holzner, Sheila Smith, Christine Cook, Noely Rathborne, Joe & Claire Robb, Ziyad Springborg, Anne Quilty, Tristan McCaffrey, Joan Ryan, David Little, Elaine Popper, Daniel Mandl, Neville Morgan, Sharon Fordward, Brenda Donovan, Jesse Porter, Jayne Sutton, Daniella Peev, Stephen Levett, Steve & Judy Kritzler, Anne & Phillip Boyd, Brendan Littler, Wally & Fran Northcott, Michael Jones, Peter Baccanello, George Springborg, Peter Clifton-Smith, Nicole Samson & Therese Hatfield.

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contact us

 
 
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Fundraising Evening

Join us for our farewell fundraising evening!

5-9pm, Saturday 29 July 2017 at The Boathouse, Shelly Beach, Manly!

Tickets are strictly limited, cost $100 per head and include all drinks (alcohol & soft), all food, a short film, live music, a few words by us and the opportunity to bid on epic silent auction items (see items below!). 

Every single cent from the ticket sales will be donated to the Black Dog Institute.

To get your name on the door flick us a message on the contact page above and we'll forward the payment details.

See you there!

Pascal & Eamon

Silent Auction Items available on the night!

Ace Buchan signed board

Ace Buchan signed board

Andrew Quilty print - framed & signed.

Andrew Quilty print - framed & signed.

Stu Gibson print

Stu Gibson print

Private Surf Lesson at Manly Surf School

Private Surf Lesson at Manly Surf School

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Ben Player's own board

Ben Player's own board

Sea Eagles 2017 NRL signed team jersey

Sea Eagles 2017 NRL signed team jersey

Wallabies Captains signed jersey (1 of only 6 in existence)

Wallabies Captains signed jersey (1 of only 6 in existence)

Chance to meet & greet the Grill Team

Chance to meet & greet the Grill Team

New O'Neill Men's Springy

New O'Neill Men's Springy

New O'Neill Women's Springy

New O'Neill Women's Springy

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