Perth lawyer rides out for suicide prevention awareness

Perth lawyer rides out for suicide prevention awareness

Perth lawyer rides out for suicide prevention awareness teaser

31 Aug 2017

Perth lawyer and 2017 Masterchef contestant, Ben Bullock, is combining his cooking skills and love of motorcycles this Saturday, 2nd September, when he rides out on the “World’s longest food journey,” from Perth, Western Australia to Perth, Scotland. The ride will traverse 30 countries in a bid to raise funds for local mental health and suicide prevention services, including Lifeline WA.

The journey will take Mr Bullock approximately nine months through South East Asia, Central Asia, the Middle East, Southern Europe and across into the United Kingdom to Mr Bullock’s final stop in Perth, Scotland.

Mr Bullock will film a documentary mini-series featuring the highlights of the ride, as he explores places of interest and prepares regional dishes in the areas through which he will travel.

The concept of this ride evolved from Mr Bullock’s own experience of depression and isolation, and he is eager to raise awareness of the work of the mental health charities he champions.

“I first started thinking about this ride during some of my own dark days when I felt lost, disengaged and aimless,” he said.

“The ride will send a message and inspire people to ‘become involved’ and ‘have a go,’ with all donations going straight to supporting mental health initiatives such as the Black Dog Ride, Lifeline WA, Beyond Blue and the Mental Health Law Centre.”

Lifeline WA Chief Executive Officer, Lorna MacGregor said, “We are very grateful to Ben for using this ride as a way of raising awareness for Lifeline WA’s services in suicide prevention and crisis support.”

“His determination to fulfil his ambition to travel the world, while indulging in his passion for cooking provides hope and inspiration to others.”

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