For the three ladies of Tie Up the Black Dog Committee, life has been turned on its head in the past 24 hours! We’re in our mid-60’s and our experience with social media is reasonably limited, less so with crowd funding sites.
But what a joyous result–Edwina, whom I’ve never met, has obviously exercised her enormous passion in SUCH a positive way. And who would ever have dreamt of the tidal wave of support for the work we do???
We thank her for thinking of others, and for being prepared to provide us with the wherewithal to take some positive messages of hope to people in the outback, who are doing it SO tough–we went to Longreach/Winton last winter (2014) with two events and things were SO desolate then….nothing’s changed. We pray that the people of every drought-affected district will stay strong…stick together and support each other.
We sincerely thank each of you who has contributed via the Ozcrowd Tie Up the Black Dog site…….we will honour your donation with some hard work and some good results.
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Tie Up the Black Dog Committee is DELIGHTED to announce the birth of yet another amazing event!!! CRAIG HAMILTON and coaching legend WAYNE BENNETT area coming to ROMA Friday November 14th and to GOONDIWINDI Saturday November 15th. Check out our date claimer for the event. Put the date on your calendar and make sure to RSVP in October!!
We are very excited to be working with communities to bring forums to LONGREACH district(week of 19th May); Georgetown/Greenvale (April 1-2); Charleville district (week of 28th April); and Roma district (week of 5th May)!
Black Dog Institute in Sydney is assisting us with medical clinicians to bring the facts of symptoms/diagnosis/treatment of mental illnesses and our guest speakers will be people with a lived experience of depression/mental illness and their recovery journey to share. Thanks BDI!!! Craig Hamilton (ABC Grandstand presenter) is coming with us again to Georgetown/Greenvale and Charleville–we’ll make a bushie out of him yet! Longreach speaker TBA.
More details posted as they come to hand! Keep a look out!!
Noted outback helicopter pilot and photographer SCOTT BRIDLE very generously chose Tie Up the Black Dog Committee to be the recipient of an auction of his photograph “Sand Dunes–Tobermorey” at the Dalby Stock Horse Association Sale and Art Exhibition.
Scott’s work puts a new perspective on the outback, seen from above and his passion for the beauty her sees is evident in every photo he takes.
There was spirited bidding for the photo and Mr A Lowson of Brisbane was the successful bidder. We thank both Scott and Mr Lowson–funds raised will be put to good use in our rural and regional communities in 2014!!