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A 150-kilometer drive is designed to break down barriers, start talks about mental health and raise money at the same time. Participants will meet in the Short Street parking lot on Sunday (March 21) to prepare for the Black Dog Ride, which begins at 10.15am. Drivers will travel along the coast through Laurieton, then to Kew and Beechwood before arriving at the Hibbard Sports Club. Companies and organizations have donated nearly $ 4,500 in prizes to be raffled during the day. The ride raises awareness of depression and suicide prevention while raising funds for mental health services. Driving coordinator Josh Salter expects between 100 and 150 people to take part in the ride. “It’s about getting the word out so people start talking and talking [about mental health]”It said,” It’s about getting people to understand that it’s okay to talk. “People are out there to help and listen.” Participants can register on the Black Dog Ride website or on the day until Friday (March 19). A barbecue breakfast and coffee are offered before the start of the journey. The public can view the bikes in the Short Street car park before driving. Community members also show their support during the event. “A lot of people stand on the side of the road and cheer us on when we drive past,” said Salter. Drivers are expected to arrive from Coffs Harbor and Taree. Our journalists work hard to deliver local, breaking news to the community. Here’s how you can still access our trusted content: Bookmark our website. Make sure you are signed up for our current and regular headline newsletters. You can support us with a subscription. Follow us on Twitter: @portmacnews Follow us on Instagram: @portmacnews Follow us on Google News

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March 18, 2021 – 3:00 p.m.

A 150-kilometer drive is designed to break down barriers, start talks about mental health and raise money at the same time.

Participants will meet in the Short Street parking lot on Sunday (March 21) to prepare for the Black Dog Ride, which begins at 10.15am.

Drivers will travel along the coast through Laurieton, then to Kew and Beechwood before arriving at the Hibbard Sports Club.

Companies and organizations have donated nearly $ 4,500 in prizes to be raffled during the day.

The ride raises awareness of depression and suicide prevention while raising funds for mental health services.

Driving coordinator Josh Salter expects between 100 and 150 people to take part in the ride.

“It’s about getting the word out so people start talking and talking [about mental health],” he said.

“It’s about getting people to understand that it’s okay to talk.

“People are out there to help and listen.”

Participants can register on the Black Dog Ride website or on the day by Friday (March 19).

A barbecue breakfast and coffee are offered before the start of the journey.

The public can view the bikes in the Short Street car park before driving.

Community members also show their support during the event.

“A lot of people stand on the side of the road and cheer us on when we drive past,” said Salter.

Drivers are expected to arrive from Coffs Harbor and Taree.

Our journalists work hard to deliver local, breaking news to the community. Here’s how you can still access our trusted content: