Richard Carter

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I'm helping Lifeline save lives - please help

With the generous support of hundreds of people over the past 8 years, I’ve been fortunate to raise over $30,000 for different charities including Type 1 Diabetes, Muscular Dystrophy, and Cancer Research on 4 demanding bike rides. It's been 3 years since I last completed a charity bike ride event so this year I’ve decided to challenge myself on the 2020 “Go for Broke” ride to raise much-needed money for Lifeline. The course crosses two ferries, 180km and 2000 vertical meters over some tough but beautiful terrain finishing in Broke in the picturesque Hunter Valley. Hopefully, the ride won't have "broken" me in the process!

 Every day, eight people in Australia lose their battle with mental health - that's a staggering 3,000 Australians a year. Tragically, another 12,000 Australians try to commit suicide each year. The cost to families and society of this tragedy is incalculable. And while I've highlighted the Australian statistics, the numbers in other countries are comparable on a per capita basis. And it's getting worse everywhere.

 The impact of COVID-19 has meant Lifeline has had the most calls EVER in the first 6 months of 2020.

Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing emotional distress with access to 24-hour crisis support and suicide prevention services. They are committed to empowering Australians to be suicide-safe through connection, compassion, and hope. And as COVID-19 continues to dominate our lives, Lifeline needs all the help they can get in order to help people struggling with their mental health.

 So please donate. At Go for Broke, every dollar goes straight to Lifeline. Please help me help Lifeline to save lives.

https://give.goforbroke.org.au/fundraisers/richardcarter/gfb

And because I feel so passionate about this issue, our company Switch Education in conjunction with LMAP LLC is offering an LMAP 360 leadership assessment AND leadership coaching session (Zoom) for anyone able to donate a minimum of $750 AUD (tax-deductible). This is HALF THE REGULAR PRICE for an LMAP 360/coaching session. Special thanks to Cassandra Leibinger from Switch Education and Ron Warren and Ornaith Keene from LMAP for agreeing to donate our time and the assessment gratis. ALL proceeds go directly to Lifeline. What a great gift for a family member, friend, work colleague... or even yourself!  BUT HURRY - There are only 4 LMAP 360 packages available - first in, best dressed!

Most of us will know someone who has struggled with their mental health. Your donation will help to continue Lifeline’s crucial work to support people in that situation. Thanks in advance for your support - If you can't help directly, no problem! I'd sincerely appreciate it if you could still support my ride by forwarding this email to your family, friends, and colleagues or liking my profile page with them.

 https://give.goforbroke.org.au/fundraisers/richardcarter/gfb

Thanks again for your support.

Stay well.

Richard

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Raised $800

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Reached fundraising goal

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Now for the Stretch Goal!

Tuesday 6th Oct

Did you know that a staggering 3,000 Australians– including over 300 teenagers and young adults - lose their battle with mental health each year?  And that 12,000 Australians (including thousands of young people) try to commit suicide each year? The cost to families and society is incalculable. And with the spread of COVID-19, it's getting worse not better.

 

That’s why I’m riding in this year’s Go4Broke charity bike ride which covers 180 km and 2000 vertical meters of climbing over some tough terrain finishing in Broke in the Hunter Valley. ALL proceeds go directly to Lifeline. Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing emotional distress with access to 24-hour crisis support and suicide prevention services. The impact of COVID-19 has meant Lifeline has had the most calls EVER in the first 9 months of 2020.

 

So far with the generous support of over 50 people, I’ve reached my original goal of $5,000 but now I want to hit my stretch target of $7,500 as Lifeline needs as much help as possible to support people of all ages struggling with their mental health.

 

So please donate. Please help me help Lifeline to save lives.

 

https://give.goforbroke.org.au/fundraisers/richardcarter/gfb

 

And because I’m so passionate about Mental Health in general and Youth Mental Health in particular, our company Switch Education in conjunction with LMAP LLC is offering an LMAP 360 leadership assessment AND leadership coaching session (Zoom) for anyone donating a minimum of $750 AUD (tax-deductible). The LMAP 360 is a great leadership development tool used a variety of organisations such as Yale, Harvard and Disney. This is less than HALF THE REGULAR PRICE for an LMAP 360/coaching session with ALL proceeds going directly to Lifeline. What a great gift for a family member, friend, work colleague... or even yourself!  BUT HURRY - There are only 2 LMAP 360 packages left.

 

Thanks in advance for your support - If you can't help directly totally understand. I'd sincerely appreciate it if you could forward this email to your family, friends, and colleagues or liking my profile page with them if you think they may be able to help Lifeline.

 

https://give.goforbroke.org.au/fundraisers/richardcarter/gfb

 

Thanks again for your support.

Half way there!

Wednesday 9th Sep
Thanks to the many people who've donated....I'm now half way to my goal of $2,500 to help Lifeline help the thousands of people experiencing Mental Health challenges, particularly with the stress we're experiencing with COVID-19. Two training rides done and dusted. The ride's been postponed 4 weeks due to NSW Health Guidelines....so more time for training....and more time to donate! Thanks in advance for your support. Stay well.....Richard

Going for Broke for Lifeline

Saturday 8th Aug
Thanks to everyone who's donated so far.....I'm about to hit $1000.....nearly 40% of the way to my target! Great training ride with the crew too. 

Thank you to my Sponsors

$765

Steve Thompson

Great cause - let me know how the LMAP 360 programme goes :)

$765

Steve Thompson

Congrats on completing the ride Richard

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Howard And Lynn Behar

Keep up the good work!

$208.80

Pauline Heng

Good Job Richard! All the very best!

$208.80

Jack Cowin

Good luck Richard

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Kristina Radinovic-protic

Good luck with bike ride. I hope your donation will help preserve some life of our country man and women.

$206.71

David Turner

Go Fuzzy Bear! It's a great cause and a pleasure to support you. Cheers, DT

$180

Chris Hasemore

$156.60

Feedback Works

Great stuff, Richard!

$150

Stephen Shaul

$115

Richard Carter

$104.40

Pat Colosimo

Good luck with the ride Dr. Richard ...doing it for a great cause.

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Alan Blumberg

Good on ya mate

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Pauline And Alan (cclcbc).

Good luck with the ride Richard. Great that you have chosen Lifeline to be the beneficiary of your efforts.

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Lee Blair

Good luck Richard. Don't injure any more fingers!

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Jane Forbes

Impressive feat. Important cause. May the winds be at your back.

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Rosalind Pollock

Great charity

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Keri Liang

Love your work Richard!!

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Julia Francis

Ride on for Mental Health!

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Greg Coulter

Best of luck buddy. Make us old codgers proud

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Hr Advice Australia

Wishing you the best of luck, Richard!

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Gus Moors

Great work Richard - keep pedalling

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Roger March

Hi Richard: Good luck with your goal! Our 16 yr old daughter has been diagnosed with BPD, among a number of other conditions. Be good to catch up some time. Roger

$78.30

Claire Jankelson

all the best Richard

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Janine

Good luck Richard Be waiting for you at the finish line 🏁

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Srimanta Rath

Hi Richard, Congratulations to you on this noble initiative. Best regards, Sri

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Frank & Mandy

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Lorraine Wise

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Nicholas Fisk

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Anthony Rafaniello

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Jay

Go Richard

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Meryl Duke Bwbc

Good luck

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Professor Elizabeth More

Great work and great cause dear Richard. Be safe and well and hope all is terrific for you professionally and personally. Best regards, Elizabeth

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Rowe

From Anne and Tim , great cause and best of luck 💜

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Ned Strong

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Peter Bryant

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Mal Anderson

Well done Richard, over and beyond in a very good cause!

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Henry Beadle

Good luch. Great cause.

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Laurie Kobler

Good stuff Richard.

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Raj Sidhu

Go Richard! This is really becoming a habit huh? All the best for the ride. Regards,Raj

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Jodie Blair

Good luck you nutty professor!

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Adam Wesek

Good luck Richard

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Pete Borlace

Best of luck with the ride Richard! Great effort and for a very worthy cause.

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Nadia Withers

Good on you Richard - Good luck.

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Alex Loh

All the best to you, Richard!

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S Goddard

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Rona Brown

Glad to see you are still riding!

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Lorraine Lindsay

We need a game !! On line if you like? seems like an eternity. Never laughed so much at our last game!! Good luck with the fund raising. A truly worthy cause.

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Anonymous

Congratulations Richard on your wonderful achievement. Good luck with this next venture.

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Francis Buttle

Good on you Richard. I've had my own mental health battles, as you know from our time working together. I do hope you reach your stretch target!!

$31.32

Ariane

Good on you for taking on this challenge to raise crucial funds for mental health.

$26.10

Charles Thiede

$26.10

Ann Porter

Good for you Richard. Best of luck, enjoy your ride and keep well. Cheers.

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Robbie Blair

good luck rich. A good man doing good work for a good cause

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Angela Wilcox

Great work Richard!

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Emma Eastman

Well done Richard

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Phillip Allen

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Jo Butler

Such a worthy cause, Richard. Good luck with the ride :)

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Deepak Maharaj

Good on you Richard, good luck

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Michelle Bourne

$26.10

Hooman Attar

Dr Carter, nice to hear from you; enjoy the ride and get urself a drink in Hunter Valley in memory of RATBAGs class of 2006!

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Elaine Philpott

Best wishes, Elly.

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Margaret B

Good for you. Well done.