Our 2017 Kokoda Winners, Grace Thompson and Mitch Kruk have begun their role as Ambassadors for Mates in Construction, with a drive to change the stigma around mental health!
“Every year 190 Australians working in the construction industry take their own lives. This means we lose a construction worker every second day to suicide.” – MIC, 2016.
Grace and Mitch will be completing the 96 kilometer Kokoda Track in September for Mates in Construction, trekking through some of the most rugged and wild jungle in the world – all in the name of suicide prevention.
Mates in Construction is an Organisation dedicated to reducing the high level of suicide amongst Australian construction workers. Their onsite community development programs, case management support options and 24/7 help line allow them to connect with workers in need of support. The funds raised by Grace and Mitch will ensure MIC can continue to work within our industry to save lives.
As well as undergoing rigorous physical training sessions, our passionate PDQ representatives will be driving a number of fundraising initiatives over the next 6 weeks to ensure they meet their fundraising goal of $5,000 FOR THE MIC PROGRAM.
If you would like to support Mitch and Grace on their upcoming Kokoda journey, and raise some much needed funds for Mates in Construction, visit their page below and donate today!
A Corporate Sponsorship ($500) package is also available which includes your Company logo listed on the PDQ website & social media platforms as well as an invitation for two (2) to a BBQ Breakfast with our Kokoda trekkers & the PDQ Directors.