Ever fancied owning your own boat? Of course you have. Instead of getting the public boat around Sydney Harbour, imagine cruising past the Opera House on your own water bound beauty.
Your chance has come thanks to Swiss 8, the Veteran-led mental health charity who have a wonderful new campaign to mark Remembrance Day.
A BBQ To Remember encourages Aussies to come together with friends and family over a – you guessed it – BBQ around this Remembrance Day, November 11th, to pause and reflect on the sacrifices of our courageous men and women in uniform.
The initiative aims to get us all looking after our loved one’s mental health through human connection, something more important than ever in the time of COVID-19.
Before the BBQ part, Swiss 8 have an epic fundraising raffle valued at a casual and cool $180,000. As well as the aforementioned boat, the winner-takes-all adventure prize includes a VW Amarok, a Patriot Camper trailer, a KTM dirt bike, and so much more.
As well as receiving endorsement from the Australian Government as a Veteran-led mental health initiative, the campaign has been backed by the likes of sporting icons Wendell Sailor, Isaac Heeney, and Bondi Rescue legend Harries Carroll.
“November 11 for me is about remembering all the people that have served for our country and one of them is my Dad…for me to spend time with my Dad around a bbq is everything and I haven’t been able to do that with Covid, this Remembrance Day is going to mean a lot to all of us,” Carroll explained.
“I’ve noticed a lot of the younger generation that I work with seem to express their feelings and emotions a lot more than I did with my generation, and having my father who was such a hard man – he’d never express emotion or say that he was down, it was always ‘there’s nothing wrong with me’ so I want to speak out and say how important it is to talk about how we feel and not be afraid to reach out for help.”
All proceeds from A BBQ To Remember go towards supporting Swiss 8, who use Veteran-lived experience and data-driven technology to build proactive mental health tools for all Australians.
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