Ride raises $1.88m

Tari JeffersBusselton Dunsborough Times
Ride for Youth's Simon Carroll and St Mry MacKillop student I'ssa Bhorat
Camera IconRide for Youth's Simon Carroll and St Mry MacKillop student I'ssa Bhorat Credit: Busselton-Dunsborough Times, Jackson Lavell-Lee

Students can still about youth mental health support services despite the fact the 2020 Hawaiian Ride for Youth was cancelled due to COVID-19.

The 700km trip though regional WA was cancelled last month but still raised more than $1.88 million for Youth Focus.

Hawaiian Ride for Youth aims at raising awareness and funds to youth suicide prevention and young people living with mental health issues.

Youth Focus chief executive Arthur Papakotsias said the outpouring of support for the ride was a testament to the integral role the event and Youth Focus as a charity, play in the wider community.

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“Although we can’t be together to celebrate this momentous occasion with our riders and support crew, it’s incredible to see the community supporting Youth Focus from afar, getting behind this important cause and exceeding the fundraising target,” he said.

Hawaiian Ride for Youth will return next year.

Youth Focus is a not-for-profit organisation that offers a range of mental health services and support for youths aged 12-25 and their families in WA.

The organisation will continue to provide counselling to WA residents during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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