We need your help.
B2Bs inaugural president, Lisa Cartledge, walked from Beechworth to the north side of the Sydney Harbour Bridge in April 2018, to encourage open conversations about suicide and mental health, and raising money for research and prevention. Supported by a dedicated volunteer committee who are also survivors of suicide, Lisa's connection to suicide over her lifetime is powerful and heartbreaking.
If you've been touched by suicide, you'll appreciate the damaging effect it can have on survivors when friends and relatives find your loved one is somehow unmentionable, taboo, or shameful. There is no shame in suicide or surviving suicide. Like any other fatal condition, mental health is not a bad decision, it's an illness. We're asking you to stand up, open up, and start talking about suicide.
Although the 2018 walk is over, the journey continues. We still need to stamp out the stigma of suicide and mental illness. B2Bs 2019 walk steps off from Beechworth on Thursday March 28th, stopping overnight in Everton, continuing to Myrtleford on Friday March 29th for the night, before finishing in Bright on Saturday March 30th.
We're looking for sponsorship opportunities to make the 2019 B2B walk the best it can be. We are open to your suggestions - here are some items that were helpful last time around:
Prizes for our fundraising activities
Hire of vehicles and traffic management equipment
Screen printed clothing, promotional items and merchandise
Hydration, nutrition and first aid supplies
By committing to support our cause, you will be a part of letting the elephant out of the room and helping to destroy the stigma surrounding suicide. Thank you for taking the time to read our proposal and would love for you to come on board. Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information or to take the next step by emailing or use the contact form below.
Beechworth to Bridge Committee