Latest News

Fundraiser to fight the Black Dog

L-R Kell Priest, Luke Hines, Kerry Priest, Lauren Priest, Scott Gooding line up for the start of last year’s City 2 Surf marathon event. The women raised money through the event for the Black Dog Institute. Luke and Scott were ambassadors with the City 2 Surf Black Dog fundraising team. Image: Contributed.
In 2010, Kerry Priest of Yamba lost her brother Grant to suicide. Since then Kerry and her two daughters have set about to raise money for the Black Dog Institute [BDI]. The institute is a not-for-profit service that provides information on diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder. Each year the women host different events to raise money and awareness of mental health issues. This year the prize has been donated by the Angourie Rainforest Resort, for five nights’ accommodation for two adults and two children. Tickets will be sold shortly around Yamba and from the resort for $5 each, and if you wish to donate via the Every Day Hero page – your name will automatically go into the draw. Last year the women raised an amazing $13,000 for BDI and have raised between $2000 – $10,000 each year, over the last seven years. The three women are very passionate about this cause and are working hard to spread the word and to raise awareness and money for mental health.