THE BEARD IS COMING OFF!!!!!!
G'day everyone, thank you for taking interest in my campaign!
After almost 8 years since being clean shaven, I'm shaving my epic beard to raise money for 3 charities I hold close to my heart.
A little bit about me, I represent Australia in Paralympic Table Tennis since 2013 and I also play in a heavy metal band "Diabolical Demon Director", hence the ugly terrifying beard!
The event will take place on 16th July at Australian Paralympic Committee/ Essendon Football Club "True Value Solar Centre" during a training camp with my Australian Para Table Tennis team mates, who have for quite a while been trying to get me to shave!
Check out the event page here
www.facebook.com/TrevToTokyo by following #TrevToTokyo on social Media or email me firstname.lastname@example.org
The aim is to raise $3000 total split evenly to all 3 charities, but i'm sure with a heap of comminuty support we can smash that barrier!
Beyond Blue: Supporting Mental Health
In any 1 year over 1 Million Australians will suffer from depression and over 2 Million will suffer anxiety. $1000 helps train a Support Coordinator for The Way Back Support Service The Way Back Support Service aims to prevent repeat suicide attempts and suicide deaths by helping people get back on their feet. Following discharge from hospital, a Support Coordinator provides practical support and assistance in the critical three-month period following a suicide attempt. The Australian-first pilot program is being trialled in the Northern Territory, NSW and ACT.
Disability Sport & Recreation : Supporting Children with a disability
Health is a basic human right. Everything Disability Sport & Recreation do is to help Victorians with disability live happier, more active lives. DSR are working to make sure Victorians with disability have equal opportunities to take part in the sport and recreation activities they want to participate in.
DSR is a genuine pathway and talent identifier for up & coming Paralympians!
$1000 Will be used towards programs assisting children with a disability to take part in sport. The money raised will be used to maximise funds in a 24 hour campaign on the 25th of August where I will be nominated as a "Givematcher" on the DSR website.
Brotherhood Of St Laurence - Coolibah Centre: Supporting disadvantaged elderly citizens
The Brotherhood Of St Laurence Coolibah Centre runs a wellness program based in Fitzroy (Melbourne) for disadvantaged elderly citizens. Many of these people are refugees or persons with a disability. The program at Coolibah includes weekly Table Tennis games and fitness classes. Partaking in this program, the members build skills for everyday life including learning English, Cooking, Social Skills. An amazing benefit of playing Table Tennis is that its been scientifically proven to reduce Dementia and Alzheimers amongst the elderly community.
$1000 will be used to purchase a new table and equipment for the Table Tennis program and excersice program including a fitness instructor.
YOUR SUPPORT MEANS SO MUCH,