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30 for 30: Catriona Bisset's 1000m Record Attempt

Supporting Lifeline Australia

Lifeline Australia

Lifeline

The ongoing pandemic has presented us with a mental health crisis.

Lifeline is facing unprecedented demand for their free 24-hour counselling service (13 11 14).

More than 3,000 people die by suicide every year in Australia, and this year our communities will be especially challenged. In the last few months alone, a number of people close to me have been affected by suicide.

Why "30 for 30"?

Lifeline gets a call from someone in need every 30 seconds, so I want to raise $30,000. Your generosity will help Lifeline volunteers take every call possible!

Why this attempt?

I first planned this as a lockdown project last October, but an injured ankle and logistical difficulties ruled it out. However, the motivation remains the same: in uncertain times, we can find creative ways to pursue excellence and have a positive impact on those around us. As for the specific record, 1000m is uncommon in the track world, but it's a distance that everyone understands. Next time you run or walk a kilometre, compare it to 2:37.80 (the Australian women's record set by Brittany McGowan) or 2:16.09 (the men's record set by Jeff Riseley).

When and where?

March 2nd, 2021, Box Hill Athletics Track (part of the Box Hill Burn event). 

Please join me in supporting an incredible suicide prevention organisation while celebrating the joy of competition.

Thank you!

Help to reach the goal of $30,000

$21,603 raised

Donations Received

Logo Photo Simon Evans
$258
Logo Photo Alison Low
$51
Logo Photo Brett Hughes
Great run on Tuesday for a great cause!
$103
Logo Photo Fiona Hardgrave
$103
Logo Photo Anonymous
$30
Logo Photo Steve Bisset
$51
Logo Photo Benjamin Ashkettle
$51
Logo Photo Peter Brick
$51
Logo Photo Kim Beckwith
$51
Logo Photo Anonymous
$103
Logo Photo Peter Childs
$20
Logo Photo Ross Pentland
$20
Logo Photo Jarrod Gibson
Congratulations on organising, and to all who took part, record was the icing :)
$200
Logo Photo Ned Brophy-Williams
As promised!
$51
Logo Photo Lynne Huggins
Well done for organising this fundraiser and I enjoyed watching the race 😻
$51
Logo Photo Anonymous
$30
Logo Photo Rob Elder
$51
Logo Photo Anonymous
$103
Logo Photo Cash Donations
$284
Logo Photo Anonymous
$10

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