As most of you know I’ve started training for the 2017 Youth Focus Hawaiian Ride for Youth. Between March 27-31 I, along with over 170 riders will be making the 700km journey from Albany, Western Australia to Kings Park in Perth. The entire trip done on a road bike and a not-so-comfortable seat!
Over the course of the ride week, we’ll also be stopping off at schools to talk to kids about the importance of maintaining their mental health as well as the importance of reaching out for help when things aren’t going so well and also providing support to those who may be facing tough times.
Seeing the affects that mental illnesses can have on the individual as well as their family and friends really opens your eyes to to the importance of Youth Focus' work to help show that things can be better, situations can be changed and asking for help is the first step to improving.
Youth Focus provide exceptional services WA wide, not only providing services to teenagers affected by mental health issues, but also raising awareness in the community about the importance of recognising mental health as one of the most important part of a person’s life. Head to www.youthfocus.com.au to find out more about this fantastic organisation and all they do for the WA community.
Each rider is required to raise $5000 which goes directly to Youth Focus to enable teenagers of Western Australia (Metro and regional) to receive the services they need to assist them in living happy, healthy lives.
Any donations are welcome, big or small it all makes a difference and gets me one step closer to my goal! Plus donating is a whole lot easier than riding 750km on a bike ;)