Vested for a Cause 2021
Veteran suicide is becoming more and more prevalent over the past
years and now is our chance to show our support in stopping it!
The rate of suicide of ADF ex-service men from 2002-2018 was 21%
higher than the national male average, and 127% higher for ex-serving females.
Our plan for our team is to wear a 10kg weight vest for a month
(continuously) to raise awareness for PTSD for returning servicemen and women.
Only removing the vest to sleep and shower. The Vest will be shared amongst our
team players to support the load each of us must carry.
Idea behind the vest it to simulate the load returned service
personnel still carry with them once returning home. The weight of PTSD.
With your help we hope to raise money for support in donations to
Soldier ON, every bit counts. Fundraising funds will be shown on each
teams page and also go towards the grand total Vested for a Cause fundraiser
page target of $10,000.
Show you support for us and help us give back to those who have
signed on the dotted line for the sacrifice they have given to protect us, our
country and our beliefs.
Event InformationWednesday 01st September
I added a profile pic
Made a personal donation to my page
Shared my page on my social media
I've received my first sponsored donation
I've reached my fundraising target!
Day 30!!! WOOHOO!!Thursday 30th Sep
Day 29Thursday 30th Sep
Day 28Thursday 30th Sep The rarest of sights appeared briefly today, with John wearing the vest for some parts throughout the day (Ellie picked up the slack in between) Share
Day 26Thursday 30th Sep Ellie wore the vest around the garden again, prepping for the upcoming warm weather. Share
Day 25Thursday 30th Sep John must not get along with the vest very well, as Kim was spotted wearing the vest again today! Share
Day 24Thursday 30th Sep
Day 23Thursday 30th Sep Kim wore the vest again today - we couldn't find anyone else foolish enough to wear it today. Share
Day 22Thursday 30th Sep We managed to convince Ken Gordon from G Cool Spring Water to wear the vest today. Share
Day 21Wednesday 22nd Sep
Day 20Wednesday 22nd Sep
Day 17Friday 17th Sep
Day 16Friday 17th Sep Kim again today! Kim soldiered on, serving at the counter for the majority of the day! Share
Day 15Friday 17th Sep Halfway through our challenge and Ellie wore the vest again today, running up and down the shop putting stock away and serving customers. Share
Day 14Friday 17th Sep The vest ended up in the workshop today with Jake, he spent most of the day repairing pumps. Share
Day 13Monday 13th Sep
Day 12Monday 13th Sep Ellie wore vest in yard helping her dad plant vege patch and fix bore pump and solenoids Share
Day 10Friday 10th Sep
Day 7Tuesday 7th Sep
Day 5Tuesday 7th Sep Kate Clancy (K Clancy Horsemanship) joined the Barden Pump team and wore the vest for Sunday 5th September Share
Day 4Monday 6th Sep Ellie wore vest all day today. She even mowed the paddock with it on, as well as racking up 16,000 steps from a busy Saturday morning, and an afternoon in the garden. Share
Day 3Friday 3rd Sep
Day 1Friday 3rd Sep John wore the vest for the morning then passed it on after Chiro visit at Lunch to Kim who then passed it to Ellie at 4pm who wore it for remainder of the day. Share
Thank you to my Sponsors
Good on ya mate!!
Friends From White International
Awesome cause and great effort Kim, John and the Barden team!
Well done guys, great effort for a great cause.
Great cause - well done to all of you 😁
Jamie Dixon And Family
Go for it guys, from Jamie Dixon and Family
Great cause hope this helps...
Barden Pumps Barden Pumps
Great cause..😊👍 Happy to help.