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Mt Cook Marathon for MATES in Construction

Cause page created in the Challenges category by Terry Moffatt for "MATES in Construction"

$2,707 of $4,200 goal
Given by 48 generous donors in 8 weeks

To help spread awareness of mental health, wellbeing and suicide prevention within the construction industry.

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With the highest suicide rate of any industry within New Zealand, MATES in Construction are working diligently to help spread awareness of mental health, wellbeing and suicide prevention within the construction industry. After a rough start to 2020, i've got no doubt that organizations like MATES in Construction will be doing a lot of good for a lot of people.

additionally, long working hours, boom and bust cycles , high pressure, workplace bullying and a culture of not allowing the discussion of problems with work mates are some of the contributing factors to these alarmingly high suicide rates.

With over 7 years in the industry I have seen and experienced first hand some of the accompanying stresses that come with the job. To help support this great cause on the 3rd of October I am going to be running the Mt Cook Marathon with all donated funds going to MATES in Construction. This money will go on to help a tradie like myself and many others out of a rough patch while also spreading awareness of why it's okay to open up to your mates.

Terry Moffatt's involvement (page creator)

I have lost a good friend of mine in the construction industry to suicide and want to support their cause.

Use of funds

All funds will go directly to MATES in Construction minus Givealittles 5% fee

Latest update

Goal #2  6 July 2020

Posted by: Terry Moffatt

Thank you to everyone who donated towards the first goal of $2000! Can we get $100 for every KM i'll be running?

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Latest donations

Isaac on 01 Aug 2020
Good work Terry, bloody good cause that I can relate to. You're an absolute battler on those runs, keep up the Mahi, God bless xo
Michael on 01 Aug 2020
Honestly such a good cause, bless you for this x
Hamish on 29 Jul 2020
On ya Terry
Louis on 27 Jul 2020
Andrew on 23 Jul 2020
Awesome work mate!

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Created by, and paying to a verified bank account of, Terry Moffatt on behalf of MATES in Construction

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