Beat the Breakdown has been working to raise much needed funds to eradicate suicide as a major health issue within Australia and globally since 2017. The inaugural Spring Ball, hosted by Beat the Breakdown is entering it’s third year (2019). We are proud to announce that we have raised a total of $181,000 and rising from donations and both events.
An extraordinary evening was attended by over 600 guests at the Hyatt Regency Sydney. Guests were captivated by Guest MC Tommy Herschell from Tomorrow Man, who silenced the room with a moving encounter of what Tomorrow Man experience in their work. He highlighted the importance of looking out for one another and having those serious and important conversations, that change lives. Key Note Speaker Osher Gunsberg powerfully spoke of his experiences of mental health.
We would like to thank all all our generous guests and partners for their continued generosity to Beat the Breakdown. We are proud to announce that Beat the Breakdown raised over $116,000 with the figure still rising at the 2018 Spring Ball. The committee is in the process of distributing much needed funds to businesses in need of funding to achieve our collective goal. The team is excited to share the donation breakdown soon.
Principle Partners – Mates Rates Mortgage Brokers
Gold Partners – Rhino Rack, Bing Lee & The Northside Group
Held at Cockle Bay Wharf on Friday 1 September, the inaugural 2017 event resulted in a remarkable $65,000 raised that went directly to Lifeline and Gotcha4Life in their efforts to eradicate suicide as a major health issue within Australia.
This leading event allowed Beat the Breakdown to forge many great friendships and business relationships, with a united purpose to start the conversation about Mental Health to “Beat the Breakdown’. With over 550 guests attending and enjoyed by all, the monies raised were invested in mental health workshops and programs between both Lifeline and Gotcha4Life. The contribution to Lifeline, after the 2017 event has resulted in 45 individuals recruited for crucial crisis support positions for the Lifeline call centers. These crisis support positions reduce waiting times for people in need of urgent assistance.
The donation to Gotcha4Life has resulted in the facilitation of 10 workshops throughout NSW in a number of locations. These workshops are in-school programs that drive acknowledgement, acceptance and understanding of mental health challenges each individual may face.