$4,461.45
$5,000
Andrew Toy GriefLine Community & Family Services
Andrew Toy
$4,461.45
$5,000
GriefLine Community & Family Services
Andrew Toy
Andrew Toy

Andrew's page has now expired

1371 days ago, Andrew created this page in support of GriefLine Community & Family Services.

With the help of RAZOR RIDE, Andrew gave everything:

  • Shared their page with everyone they could.

  • Received 33 donations from generous family and friends.

  • Raised $4,461.45.

My Story

Why am I doing this ride?
I have known all 3 Chamberlain Brothers for many years and we all share some similar passions.
The great game of AFL, Umpiring that great game, fishing and above all helping those who may need it.
I have experienced Suicide and all it’s side effects first hand and it is something I would not wish on anyone, so if I am able to prevent someone having to go through what especially me and my two Sisters have been through, then to me the small amount of pain and discomfort from a long bike ride is nothing.
I'm inspired by the work of GriefLine Community & Family Services and wanted to support them by raising money. Please help me help them by giving whatever you can using the 'Give Now' button. The more people that know about GriefLine Community & Family Services, the greater their impact, so please also spread the word by sharing my page with your friends and family. Thank you in advance for your generosity, it means a lot!

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RAZOR RIDE

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On Monday the 7th of November we will be commencing a 6 day, 700km+ bike ride from Canberra to Melbourne as part of the Chamberlain Foundations RAZOR RIDE to raise money for those deeply affected by loss and grief.

Ray's personal commitment to this cause was born from his own experiences and exposure to Mental Illness and its various guises. Over the last four years in particular, too many people close to him have fallen foul of the effects of Mental Illness. Walking out the front door of a private mental health clinic leaving a close family member, who was visibly scared, to undertake their 'reset' was a moment that will never leave him.

Fielding a call from his brother crying uncontrollably trying to inform him that his best mate had taken his own life has left an indelible mark. Hearing the challenges that his best man faces every day and how his battle takes its toll is galling.

However, witnessing the collective bravery of people close to him struggling with the effects of mental illness on their lives, Ray has been exposed to their honesty and educated by their experiences and this has been as equally enriching and uplifting.

They have provided Ray with an authentic perspective. They have shown him that there is great hope. That there is light and laughter and that every day is a fabulous opportunity.

All of the RAZOR RIDES fundraising will go directly to the events charity partner, GriefLine who manage Australia's only dedicated loss and grief national telephone counselling service.

Their volunteer counsellors undergo intensive training and are professionally supported,providing anonymous support and specialist counselling to both individuals and families.

We sincerely appreciate your support and look forward to updating you on our journey.

Visit Team
Team

RAZOR RIDE

Blob

On Monday the 7th of November we will be commencing a 6 day, 700km+ bike ride from Canberra to Melbourne as part of the Chamberlain Foundations RAZOR RIDE to raise money for those deeply affected by loss and grief.

Ray's personal commitment to this cause was born from his own experiences and exposure to Mental Illness and its various guises. Over the last four years in particular, too many people close to him have fallen foul of the effects of Mental Illness. Walking out the front door of a private mental health clinic leaving a close family member, who was visibly scared, to undertake their 'reset' was a moment that will never leave him.

Fielding a call from his brother crying uncontrollably trying to inform him that his best mate had taken his own life has left an indelible mark. Hearing the challenges that his best man faces every day and how his battle takes its toll is galling.

However, witnessing the collective bravery of people close to him struggling with the effects of mental illness on their lives, Ray has been exposed to their honesty and educated by their experiences and this has been as equally enriching and uplifting.

They have provided Ray with an authentic perspective. They have shown him that there is great hope. That there is light and laughter and that every day is a fabulous opportunity.

All of the RAZOR RIDES fundraising will go directly to the events charity partner, GriefLine who manage Australia's only dedicated loss and grief national telephone counselling service.

Their volunteer counsellors undergo intensive training and are professionally supported,providing anonymous support and specialist counselling to both individuals and families.

We sincerely appreciate your support and look forward to updating you on our journey.

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