Black Dog riders help Lifeline Central West

THANKS: Rosemary Hancock, Alex Ferguson, Bob Davidson, Steph Robinson, Christine Davidson, Kay Houlcroft and Bob Davidson. Photo: CHRIS SEABROOK 101216cblackdg

THANKS: Rosemary Hancock, Alex Ferguson, Bob Davidson, Steph Robinson, Christine Davidson, Kay Houlcroft and Bob Davidson. Photo: CHRIS SEABROOK 101216cblackdg

LIFELINE Central West has received a helping hand thanks to Bathurst’s annual Black Dog ride.

Held earlier this year, the ride attracted 204 participants on 174 motorbikes for a one-day trip to Mudgee.

Ride co-ordinator Rosemary Hancock said similar rides held across Australia raise awareness of depression and suicide prevention.

“It’s amazing how many people it [depression] touches,” she said.

All up, $5189.49 was raised through the Bathurst ride which was then donated to Lifeline Central West.

Funds were raised from donations, a fundraising portal and raffles.

Lifeline’s Stephanie Robinson said the donation will be used to provide ongoing training for the charity’s crisis support workers.

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