Avalon Boaties Set For 24 Hour Row
On 18/08/2018 Avalon Beach SLSC Boaties will be hosting and doing a 24 hour row in the clubhouse. The rowers will commence at 10 a.m. on the 18th and row until 10 am on the 19th.
They will row on two machines, at around 14k an hour, to reach a distance target of 672 kilometres – so just past Port Macquarie and back again – in 24 hours! Or if you want to go south, that’s almost to Melbourne – in 24 hours!
There will also be some internal challenges within the 24 hour row, such as Bow versus Stroke legs.
This week organisers Mel and Nathan Wellings announced a third machine has been added in and Rob Stokes MP for Pittwater is going for a row too, along with a few others who may 'drop in'.
Avalon Beach SLSC boat rowers are undertaking this marathon to raise awareness and funds for the amazing One Eighty and Gotcha 4 Life organisations.
Your donation will contribute to these inspiring groups, which focus on developing local projects to create awareness and equip teenagers and young adults with skills in mental health care, for themselves and others.
Every $10 donated gives you one entry in the draw to win a fabulous prize basket full of goodies!!!! Beckenham Optometrists in Avalon have donated his and hers sunglasses, there's Roxy gear, Lindner Quality Socks made from Merino Wool sourced locally in Crookwell, a Beach General Avalon voucher, Ecodownunder has donated 2x crisp white bath towels plus a $50 to spend in any Ecodownunder store, Circuitry Training in North Avalon have donated 2 personal training sessions OR 10 Group classes, Quiksilver have donated a pack of great stuff, Mona Vale Golf Club have donated a voucher for 4 players for a midweek round of 18 holes!
There will be a webcam set up with a live feed to the 24 Hour Row Facebook page so you can watch their progress; perhaps even see them doing handstands at 2 a.m. or 4 a.m....maybe...!
Please donate at: avalonrowers24hr.raisely.com
About One Eighty
Youth led charity focused on developing local projects to create awareness and equip teenagers and young adults with skills in mental health care.
One Eighty’s vision is for a future free of youth suicide. For local communities to band together to provide support and opportunities to openly discuss mental health.
NOT YOUR AVERAGE MENTAL HEALTH CHARITY
Basically, we're a bunch of twenty-somethings looking out for our mates on the beaches. Our initiative was born from a frustration at the lacking visibility and accessibility of mental health care in our area. And from the anger at losing too many friends to mental illness. One Eighty is youth mental health care and awareness done differently.
One Eighty is a registered Australian charity focused on preventing youth suicide. The organisation’s primary activity is to fund, develop and implement local projects that equip young adults with skills in mental health care. These projects engage through educational programs, mentoring support, referral services and life-skills training. One Eighty is primarily led by a team of dedicated and passionate young adults, ensuring the charity’s vision and actions remain evidence based, outcome specific, relevant and accessible to local young people. One Eighty also works to support youth culture, to celebrate creativity and differences, and to encourage community participation on the Northern Beaches.
Find out more at: www.oneeighty.org.au
On Facebook: www.facebook.com/oneeightyinc
About Gotcha 4 Life
Our goal is saving lives and making a significant impact in raising the mental state of boys, men and their families.
We established the ‘GOTCHA 4 Life’ Project to target Men’s Mental Health – with the goal of saving lives and making a significant impact in raising the mental state of boys, men and their families.
Check out the areas we are focusing on here: Our Pillars
We purposely impact those in need. We apply a 5 step process to determine where to allocate our resources and seek Advisory Board counsel based on the following 5 steps to success:
- Start by understanding the problem/opportunity – which includes discussions with stakeholders to explore the challenges/opportunities
- Analyse and develop solutions
- Develop financial plan with impact requirements
- Execute and implement
Deliver amazing results and positive outcomes
Find out more here: https://gotcha4life.org/
If you or anyone you know needs help:
- Lifeline on 13 11 14 (24 hours a day)
- Kids Helpline on 1800 551 800 (24 hours a day)
- MensLine Australia on 1300 789 978 (24 hours a day)
- Suicide Call Back Service on 1300 659 467 (24 hours a day)
- Beyond Blue on 1300 22 46 36 (24 hours a day)
- Headspace on 1800 650 890
- Avalon Youth Hub 0487 936 875
- QLife on 1800 184 527