$3,518.35
$5,000
Peter GriefLine Community & Family Services
Peter
$3,518.35
$5,000
GriefLine Community & Family Services
Peter
Peter

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1383 days ago, Peter created this page in support of GriefLine Community & Family Services.

With the help of RAZOR RIDE, Peter gave everything:

  • Shared their page with everyone they could.

  • Received 18 donations from generous family and friends.

  • Raised $3,518.35.

My Story

I've created this page because I want to make a difference. 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.

Whilst we all know someone close to us who battles the effects of mental health on a daily basis, on the 23rd of July 2015, I was personally affected in the worst possible way. My best mate, a man I considered to be my brother, Robbie McMullen, took his own life leaving behind three young children, a loving family and friends.

Robbie’s death is something I have struggled to come to terms with, not only grieving his death but constantly questioning what I could have done differently to prevent it. Did I miss a sign, should I have seen this coming, could I have changed the outcome? I often find myself questioning what deep dark place he must have been in to feel that suicide was even an option, it’s a place I hope I or those around me never know.

I found strength in others suffering from PTSD and other mental health issues during my two treks of the Kokoda trail. On each of the treks I got to hear the stories from returned soldiers and the parents of soldiers killed in action. The friendships I made, the trust I earned and the subsequent stories I was told have made me extremely passionate about our service men and women and the battles they face returning from service.

Earlier this year I was led the Chamberlain Foundation’s “Chambo Challenge”, trekking over five days from the NSW South Coast to the highest point in Australia.

On November 7th, along with 11 other riders I will be cycling from Canberra to Melbourne on the inaugural Razor Ride.

Thank you in advance for your generosity, it means a lot!

Team

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.

Visit Team

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