Running 100K for charity - supporting mental health

Good Afternoon,

My brother Chris Paterson is the founder of his charity - Bamboo Projects.

He is running 100K around Moreton Island next weekend to raise awareness for mental health.

He is married with 2 young boys and has been establishing this charity for a few years now.  He has struggled with anxiety and panic disorder over the years. He also worked in construction and found that many men were struggling with mental illness and found it difficult to talk about how they were feeling. The construction industry has a high suicide rate and this is what initially sparked his interest to make a difference.

I would love to see his work bring more awareness and support to help people with mental illness. He is not only wanting to focus on mental illness but this charity is open to anyone who needs a friend or someone to talk to, whether it be a physical disability or anyone going through a difficult time in life.

Whilst there is some help out there, Bamboo Projects offers an alternative way to engage with people from all walks of life - offering outdoor activities including: fishing, mountain climbing, beach walks, bbqs etc. These activity alone are good to unwind and relax, but also provide a non-pressured environment to talk about their struggles and how they are feeling with real people that can relate to them.

He has already had many people reach out to him and has made a difference in their lives.

In addition to the work the charity is currently doing, a long term goal for Bamboo Projects is to build an Education Centre for homeless and less fortunate people.

Through the construction of the Education Centre, those in need will be able to assist in many parts of the development and they can earn themselves a trade.

They will be supported and guided through the entire process and given life long tools to help them build their own future.

For my information please see the link below for the facebook page of Bamboo Projects:

https://www.facebook.com/Bambooprojects/

Bamboo Projects Australia - Home | Facebook

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Bamboo Projects Australia, Sunshine Coast, Queensland. 881 likes · 29 talking about this. Our mission is to build an Education centre for homeless and...

This is also a great video that gives you a look at Chris and what he wants to achieve -

http://youtu.be/eGVXYHfk2Cc

Bamboo Projects - Curing Depression with Water

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Curing Depression with Water Bamboo Projects has a mission to build an Education Centre for homeless and less fortunate people. Through the construction of t...

Thank you so much for your time and I hope to hear from you.

Melissa

0409 589 386



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