21 mates, all 21 years old, training to run 21.1 km in an effort to raise $21,000. This is the 21 Club – a group of dedicated young men who have dusted off their joggers and are training hard in preparation to run the 2018 Brisbane Marathon Festival on Sunday 5 August. In doing so, the money that they raise will go to LIVIN, a charity with the vision of breaking the stigma of mental health in order to help promote wellness and positive living for all young people. The LIVINWELL program is designed to enhance mental health literacy and understanding around mental health challenges and suicide preventive measures among young people. Teaching people the skills at a young age, LIVIN’s fundamental goal is to make a generational change.
As young adults, the 21 Club make up part of the demographic that the LIVIN charity supports. Consequently, they decided it would be a positive symbol of their appreciation to raise money for those affected by a mental health challenge such as depression, anxiety and substance use disorder every year. Alarmingly, 1 in 7 young people are affected and due to stigma and lack of understanding, many of those live in silence.
The first major fundraising event for the 21 Club presents in the form of a lawn bowls day. The event will be located at the Camp Hill Bowls Club starting at 2 pm on Sunday 1 July 2018. A $10 donation will be required on entry and the Camp Hill Bowls Club have kindly offered to waive the cost of bowls for the day. Additionally, there will be raffles and special prizes on the day. Drinks and food will be available from the club.
All donations to the 21 Club through this platform will go towards LIVIN and will benefit the young Australians who are silently suffering with mental health challenges every day. Regardless of the amount, it all makes a difference! If you wish to support the boys and LIVIN with a donation, then please click here.
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Members of the 21 Club are:
Max Wenck (BGS Old Boy – 2014), Sebastian Kebby (2014), Ash Holmes (2014), Max Quigley (2014), Hugo Doessel (2014), Paddy Dooley (BGS Old Boy – 2014), Ben Volkman (2014), Sebastian Miros (2014), James Whyte (2014), Hugo Spencer (2014), Ben Hoskins (2014), Luke Thompson (2014), Harry Borger (2014), Ed Francis (2014), Hamish Foley (BGS Old Boy – 2014), Jack Todd (2014), Ben Miles (2014), Jack Larter (2014), Jordan Hall (2014), Jonathan Traves (BGS Old Boy – 2014), Josh Dickens (2014)
Featured Image (L-R): Max Quigley, Sebastian Kebby, Harry Borger, Ed Francis, Ben Hoskins, Josh Dickens, Ben Miles