aka Bilby 75
I am involved in our community and undertake work particularly through Rotary, and my Club in the Blue Mountains is on board. I'm sure other Clubs will be supportive. I am very conscious on the mental health issues in our community, particularly with young people. My daughter has chronic mental health issues, so I understand the impact it can have on someone's life.
My friends and grandchildren call me Bilby. It dates back to my old bushwalking days, a friend called me Bilby once and it stuck. I even set up a photographic and adventure webpage www.bilbytravels.com.au The 75 relates to my birthday on 14 June, right in the middle of the campaign. So hopefully there is a message there on the benefits of being active and mobile at any age.
Running is more my thing than push-ups but I'm completing 3,139 of them in 24 days to raise awareness and funds for mental health. Whilst it sounds a lot, I know it's only a small gesture and I hope you will get behind me as I #pushforbetter in June.
All donations will go towards Lifeline which provide online counselling services to those in critical need. Donations are tax deductible.
Thanks so much.
Lifeline Australia is one of the beneficiaries of this year’s The Push Up Challenge. Together, Lifeline and The Push Up Challenge aim to raise awareness about mental health and the impact of suicide on Australians. Participants will take on 3,139 push-ups across 24 days in June, putting the spotlight on the tragic number of lives lost to suicide in Australia in 2020.
All funds raised will go towards mental health and crisis support services, helping to break stigmas and provide hope to those struggling with their mental health, so no one is going through their darkest moments alone.
My Challenge History
Pushuperer for 2 years
Part of Team Bilby 75