Thanks to a partnership with Over the Line Racing Pty Ltd Men Care Too was given the opportunity to rub shoulders with the owners and trainers at Wyong Race Club on Tuesday February 19th and as the official charity partner for the event, Men Care Too with the support of Iris Foundation spent a large part of the day selling raffle tickets and speaking with men and women from all walks of life.
Stats suggest that around 1 in every 8 people in NSW are providing care and support ...to someone with a disability or illness and yet when speaking with people it seems that almost everybody has a story to share about caring for someone. To have a conversation about caring at the racetrack might seem a little out of place, but the reality is that anyone, anytime can become a carer and being able to talk about it with others in any situation helps create awareness and understanding that carers are not alone in their role.
Thanks to some generous prize donations from Scott and Adam at Over the Line Racing and Wyong Race Club in partnership with Mercure Kooindah Waters Central Coast along with cash donations, the Men Care Too fundraising raffle raised exactly $1000 towards future events, socials and workshops to improve the social well being of men in caring roles along with suicide prevention and mental health initiatives for the Central Coast community.
Congratulations to the raffle prize winners - 1st Damien Lane, 2nd Debbie Colley and 3rd Sara Sheppard - Well done and we hope you enjoy your fantastic prizes.
On top of this, Wyong Race Club CEO David Jewell announced that the club would match all monies raised, effectively doubling the fundraising tally to $2000 for the event. Thank you to David and the team at WRC for your generosity that will enable MCT to better support local men in caring roles and the wider community.
Thanks once more to Scott and Adam from Over the Line Racing for inviting Men Care Too to be part of the day.
MCT will continue work on initiatives to engage with carers in all areas of the community, starting conversations about carer well being and creating opportunities for carers to have a break