Ride to chase away black dog


At back, Alan Dye, Sue Casserly, Julie Wilcox, Debbie Brown, Alan and Sheila Potter, and at front, Joe Casserly will carry a message of hope and help for those suffering from depression. Picture: Jon Hewson        www.communitypix.com.au   d450939
At back, Alan Dye, Sue Casserly, Julie Wilcox, Debbie Brown, Alan and Sheila Potter, and at front, Joe Casserly will carry a message of hope and help for those suffering from depression. Picture: Jon Hewson        www.communitypix.com.au d450939

Baldivis will host one of 34 legs nationwide, which will see more than 7000 riders help fundraise for a range of depression and suicide prevention services.

According to beyondblue, one million Australians experience depression every year and more than six people commit suicide every day.

Black Dog Ride Baldivis spokesman Chris Glover said the death of a fellow Warnbro ULYSSES Club member and friend inspired the first ever Baldivis leg of the ride.

“We lost a member of the Warnbro ULYSSES club… the ride is to let people know that people out there care about them,” he said.

“People can take part to show their support for friends or family members who might have depression… people suffering from depression can take part too.”

Mr Glover said he was hoping around 100 people would take part in the ride, which will include a talk from a Lifeline representative.

The Baldivis leg of the Black Dog Ride begins at 8am with riders checking in at the Masters Baldivis car park before departing for Dwellingup at 10am.

The ride will finish at noon at the Dwellingup Visitors Centre.

Riders wishing to participate are urged to register online at blackdogride.com.au, or for more information call Chris Glover on |0419 919 275.