Laps for Life Wrap up!

We’ve been a bit slack in providing final details on our fundraising efforts for Laps for Life. And there is certainly no reason to be shy about our achievements this time around.

Drummoyne Swimming Club was at the pointy end of the team fundraising table again this year. As a club we raised $15,562. We were the 8th highest fundraising team in the country.

Individually this year Duncan Lyon was the third highest fundraiser in the country raising $10,386. Thank you to Duncan and thank you to our other magnificent fundraisers:

  • Sue-Ellen Foster,
  • Alex Sellars,
  • Luke Sellars,
  • Georgina Manicsalco,
  • Jessica Bell

In 2022 Laps for Life involved over 6000 individuals and almost 1000 teams. Collectively everyone involved swum over 60000 kms (that 1.5 times around the world) and raised $1,947,370.

Funds raised will provide critical support and resources for over 400,000 young people.

If you want to learn more check out this Youtube clip:

Drummoyne Swim Club raised $15,562

Duncan Lyon was the third highest fundraiser in the country and raised $10,386.

Sue-Ellen Foster, Alex Sellars, Luke Sellars, Georgina Manicsalco, Jessica Bell

Why do we support Laps for Life and ReachOut?

1 in 4 young people in Australia are currently experiencing a mental health difficulty? But there’s an even bigger problem: 70% of those who need help don’t get it. And, suicide remains the leading cause of death of young people in Australia. That means more young people take their own lives each year than die in car accidents.

After friends and family, the internet is the first place young people turn to for information and support. That’s where ReachOut comes in.

ReachOut is there – 24/7 – for whatever life throws at them. With tools, tips, advice for everything from dealing with exam stress to understanding how to get help for an issue that’s worrying them, ReachOut provides practical tools designed just for their needs, even when they don’t know what they’re looking for. Last year alone, ReachOut was there for more than 3.6 million people, and it’s estimated that ReachOut prevented more than 300 fatal suicides. 

Every dollar raised through Laps for Life will enable ReachOut to continue providing this vital service so that young people get the support they need to be happy and well.

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