To raise awareness for depression and mental health, Northam Lions Club members were back in Bernard Park last Sunday to support the Black Dog riders. Two hundred motor bike riders registered to support the ride, which left Bernard Park at 10am and traveled to Goomalling, Wongan Hills, Calingiri, Bolgart, then finished at Duigee Park, Toodyay.
The Black Dog began in 2009 as one man’s ride, and nine years later has raised well over $2,200,000 for mental health services.
The Northam Lionns continue to prepare and serve breakfast to the dedicated riders, and will be back in 2019. Laree Walker is the driving force behind the logistics and planning and has shown that when the need is there for instant help, she has stepped up to the mark. Northam Lions President Wayne Morgan presented Laree with a cheque to help with their ongoing funds, and to continue their valuable work in raising awareness of depression and suicide prevention.
For further support with depression or mental health, contact Lifeline Australia on 13 11 14.