Our 2022 Lift the Lid Walk for Mental Health was held on Sunday 20 March.
In that year, we dramatically introduced a new partner – the St Kilda Football Club – it had just opened the Danny Frawley Centre at their headquarters in Moorabbin, promoting health and wellness. MASH and Australian Rotary Health (ARH) have agreed to fund a Danny Frawley mental health scholarship at a Victorian University over the next 3 years.
The walk was held in beautiful sunny conditions at the Gardiners Creek Reserve in Burwood. After words of encouragement from our MC Greg Ross and Gladys Liu (Federal Member for Chisholm) and Dr Daryl Moran (our District Governor) the walkers headed off for laps of the park. Along the way they had a handball comp, marking competition, quiz and bubble fun. Many thanks to all Rotarians and friends who assisted (both MASH and Balwyn). Also thanks to our enthusiastic helpers from Rotaract and Interact.
Also thanks to the St Kilda Footy Club for running a footy clinic with players Nick Coffield and Hunter Clark.
Finally a big thankyou to our sponsors:
The 2023 walk held on Sunday 26 February was a great success raising over $7,500 which was donated to the Australian Rotary Health and Rotary Club of Mont Albert & Surrey Hills ‘Danny Frawley Centre’ PhD Scholarship. A new element was added to the event where 10 local sporting clubs took the challenge to have their club pay an entry fee to win. They then promoted the event with their members and wider community, registering as many participants under their club banner. Surrey Park Football Club where the winning club and they received $2,000 for their efforts. Well done to Surrey Park for having them support this community event.
Planning is underway for the 2024 walk to be held on a Sunday in February 2024. The Danny Frawley Centre and St Kilda Footy Club will again be involved. Again the walk will include a competition between local sports clubs to see who can register the greatest number of participants. The winning club will receive $2,000.
Photos from the 2022 event.