Shred For Charity With Your Surfing Heroes

29 Apr 2017 0

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COASTALWATCH | LIFELINE

Teams Assemble For The Lifeline Classic

For those in the area, the Lifeline Classic surf event is on Sunday April 30, at Dee Why Beach to raise funds and awareness for Lifeline Northern Beaches.

The tag team format consists of four fundraising teams, each lead by a pro surfing hero, as they race against the clock in this game of skill and speed. 

Among the competitors, expect to see the likes of Damien Hardman and Simon Anderson as well as former WCT surfers Dayyan Neve and Toby Martin giving it a red hot go!

Among the teams, watch out for Manly Surf School who will be represented by riders such as Narrabeen's Cooper Chapman, and White Horses with Avalon's Rob Bain leading the charge. 

Event organisers, like contest director Steve Harrison are rapt with the continued support for this event. "Fundraising has also been amazing so far," Harrison said. "Living Ocean ($7000) lead the way but Surfing Mums ($6200) aren't that far behind."

On raising awareness, Lifeline Northern Beaches CEO, David Thomas, said self-harm is a nation-wide emergency.

“We have more than a problem on our hands," Mr Thomas said. “When you look at the statistics, the biggest killer of 25 - 44 year olds is suicide. It’s a crisis and the peninsula is no different - our community has felt the devastating effects of this far too often.” 

Thomas said the Lifeline Classic is a way of connecting with the community through our mutual love of the ocean and surfing. 

“Hopefully this is a way we can come together and help spread awareness that there ARE help options and opportunities available for those who are in difficulty, who are in crisis, and/or feel overwhelmed,” he said.

All funds raised from the Lifeline Classic will be used to provide crisis support services to those in need. Alongside the core 13 11 14 telephone crisis support service, Lifeline Northern Beaches offers face-to-face counselling, telephone support for the isolated and at risk, support groups, training and community visitor programs.

You can get involved by donating here. Or see you on the sand at 9am for the first heat! the final is scheduled for 3pm tomorrow afternoon.

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