Boys get wet for charity!

Boys get wet for charity!

On the last weekend of October every year, a bunch of blokes get together to tell a few yarns, share some beers and, hopefully, reel in a couple of decent-sized fish.

Sounds like your regular boys’ weekend away, but the Glenbawn Cup brings the lads together not only to have some laughs, but to raise awareness and funds for men’s mental health.

Last year I had a ball with the boys. We caught some ripper fish and also raised more than $13,000 for the Beyondblue support service. This year, Ulladulla is the competition base and we'll be heading into the lakes and out to see or dropping a line off the beach or rocks, with proceeds going to Soldier On.

Keen anglers come together from all over the South Coast, Canberra and southern NSW for the event that has been raising funds for charities for the past 11 years.

While it originated as a freshwater fishing tournament in Glenbawn Dam, the competition has been held at Moruya, Bawley Point and Bermagui in recent years, giving the boys a chance to fish offshore and dive the coastline.

Myself and Raine and Horne Mollymook Milton are prouod to be one of the event’s major sponsors.

The event reflects the values of Beyondblue, which aims to raise awareness, reduce stigma and provide help for people living with depression and anxiety.

It was a great chance to get away from our busy lives, switch the phone off and have fun with the boys.

If you are concerned about someone or feel they are at immediate risk of suicide, call Triple 000. Beyondblue’s support line is open 24/7 on 1300 22 46 36 or visit www.beyondblue.org.au for online chat.