326 days ago, Christopher created this page and gave everything for Lifeline Australia:
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My name is Chris ‘ginger’ Healy and this is my story.
Having trained as an Occupational Therapist, I have worked within the field of Mental Health for over 5 years, both in Australia and the United Kingdom. I have had the opportunity to see first hand the difference that Lifeline can make on the lives of others, particularly in a time of need. Which is why I have chosen to raise money and awareness for suicide prevention on a global scale.
This year, it’s time to throw myself in the deep end by participating in the Mongol Rally, 2019. The rules are simple; take a tiny little car with an engine of less than 1 litre and don’t stop until you reach the finish line. This journey will see me drive my little car “Thumper”, a 2002 Nissan Micra from London in the United Kingdom to Ulan-Ude in Russia all to raise money and awareness for Lifeline - that’s over 16,000kms! Here is a little taster of what I can expect in future:
To put this in perspective, I know nothing about cars; I can’t speak any other languages and have to do it all one handed thanks to a recently fractured shoulder. So what I am asking is your help to get me to the finish line. If you have a challenge for me, whether it be photo opportunities, silly outfits or anything else in between, I would love your support in raising money for Lifeline.
If you would like to join my support crew and help Lifeline, please use the ‘Give Now’ button. The more people that know about Lifeline Australia, the greater their impact in providing support when support is needed the most. Corporate sponsorship also welcome as I have plenty of room on my car for stickers!
Feel free to follow all the progress over the next few months on Instagram: @thumperabroad
Estimated start date is 16th of July so get ready to follow the journey.
Lifeline provides all Australians with access to crisis support and suicide prevention services. Lifeline’s 24 hour telephone crisis support line – 13 11 14 – is available to anyone needing crisis support day or night. Trained volunteer telephone crisis supporters answer over 1 million calls each year via this telephone service.