Beyond Bitumen Rally: Supporting Mental Health










“At the end of March, Rob Turner, Warwick Marx, myself and a few friends joined The Cavaliers team and 90 other cars in the Beyond Bitumen charity car rally. The team travelled from Yass to Cowra (1,700km) via Cootamundra, West Wyalong, Lake Cargelligo, Hay, Jerilderie and Young. The team encountered a couple of welcome rainstorms in Yass and West Wyalong which made the going reasonably muddy. Apart from the rain, the consistent feature was lots of dust, very dry and arid landscape, and tough rural conditions. In every town, we were welcomed with open arms by the community and the volunteers who helped run the event. This seems to be a constant theme in rural NSW, and was a feature of the event. Our team raised over $27,000 for Beyond Blue and the rally overall raised over $400,000 in total. A large proportion of these funds will be allocated to support Beyond Blue initiatives in the regional areas we visited.

If you or anyone you know is suffering, sharing the load with someone else can really help. No matter who you are, or how you’re feeling, you can talk it through with Beyond Blue and they will point you in the right direction so you can seek further support. Call Beyond Blue on 1300 224 636. All calls and chats are one-on-one with a trained mental health professional and completely confidential.

In the last year the Life Pharmacy Group has been proud to support the following charities: Beyond Blue, Can Assist, Australian Himalayan Foundation, Mary’s House, Global School Partners, McGrath Foundation, Relay for Life, Rainbow Club, Humpty Dumpty Foundation, The Peter Murphy Memorial Foundation, Kerry’s 70 for 70 and The John Berne School.

It’s an important part of our fabric to provide ongoing support to local and national charities. It is great that our partners and our team embrace this social commitment with great passion and empathy.

Thanks for your support!”

Michael Flannery 
CEO Life Pharmacy Group