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WE DREAM OF AN AUSTRALIA WHERE EVERYONE ACHIEVES THEIR BEST POSSIBLE MENTAL HEALTH
Coastrek is one of the most successful fundraising events in Australia, and over the past 10 years we've raised over $30 million for charity. This has transformed the lives of millions of people in Australia and around the world.
In 2019, Coastrek partnered with Beyond Blue nationally, with a goal to raise millions of dollars for mental health and wellbeing.
All trekkers commit, at the time of registration, to fundraise $2,000 per team (or $500 per individual) for Beyond Blue.
THINK FUNDRAISING SOUNDS HARD?
WE PROMISE, IT'S EASIER THAN YOU THINK
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WHY WE LUV BEYOND BLUE
Beyond Blue is an independent, not-for-profit organisation working to reduce the impact of anxiety, depression and suicide in Australia.
Beyond Blue provides information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live.
They work to give everyone in Australia the confidence to speak openly about anxiety, depression and suicide – both to seek support when they need it and to check-in with those close to them – and they tackle prejudice and discrimination wherever it exists.
Beyond Blue’s tools, resources and services create mentally healthy environments. Through their dedicated programs, they support schools, universities, workplaces and community organisations to protect and promote good mental health.
Donations help keep the Beyond Blue Support Service running 24/7, staffed by mental health professionals, so everyone in Australia can talk things through with them. Your support means Beyond Blue can continue to answer every phone call, webchat and email.
Are you ready to get creative with your fundraising efforts? Fundraising for mental health is one of the most rewarding things you can do. The money you raise will go towards helping someone access mental health services, 24/7. If you need support when it comes to fundraising activities or events, we're here to make your task easier.
Mental Health Fundraising on Social Media
Although we don't expect you to make your page go viral, we do encourage you to share it with friends and followers! Social media platforms such as Instagram and Facebook are excellent avenues for sharing your story. By sharing your journey as you train, you can bring more attention to your fundraising page and gather more donations. Fundraising activities can be significantly elevated by the power of the digital world!
Make the most of the tools that social media gives to you. From stories to sharing progress status’, there are lots of ways to grab the attention of people who might want to donate. Many of our top fundraisers create blogs or Facebook pages to share their training and fundraising journey with their community!
Creating fundraising events
Fundraising events are excellent ways to socialise, have fun and generate donations at the same time. They don’t need to be extravagant or labour intensive either! If you usually host barbecues, why not throw one in honour of your upcoming walk and ask your guests to donate $25 to support mental health? Or, if you love parties, you can plan the event of your dreams, complete with charity auction, a raffle, and a donation box at the door! Now's the time to start generating ideas and make your dream come true.
Fundraising activities can be super fun! Whether it's a humble bake sale or a more extravagant friends and family get together, anything goes. Beyond Blue does some amazing work and we're excited about helping you help them.