Walker Wayland NSW - 2016 City To Surf
- 11 August 2016
The 14th of August hosts the annual City to Surf fun run in a bid to raise money for charities. Walker Wayland will again be entering a team for the event and have 19 eager participants ready to raise money for our selected charity ‘Beyond Blue’. This is a charity close to many of our hearts and we hope to raise $3,000 to be put towards depression awareness. We are nearly half way to our donation target and need your help to keep up the awareness.
“Three million Australians are currently experiencing anxiety or depression. Every day, seven people take their own live, depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide. In Australia, it's estimated that 45 per cent of people will experience a mental health condition in their lifetime. In any one year, around 1 million Australian adults have depression, and over 2 million have anxiety”
Anxiety affects 1 in 4 Australians and depression affects nearly 1 in 2. In Australia, suicide is the leading cause of death for males and females aged between 15 and 44. In a typical year, around 2,500 people in Australia die by suicide. That's more than seven people every day.
Walker Wayland prides itself on participation and generosity. We as a firm would love to make a difference to those affected by depression and anxiety. By raising awareness and funds through our donation website we aim to assist those with this debilitating illness in finding the help they need. We hope to see you at the race.