Cargo to Grenfell Walks Again! We catch up with the Event organiser, Tobias Barons, on the success and history of this annual philanthropic event.
“The C2G 2022 was again a huge success with over 35 people entering in the 96km Trek. We raised over $10,000! A lot of new faces which was great to see and so much support from local businesses and the community as a whole.
The Cargo 2 Grenfell Walk has been running since 2017, starting with just 10 participants. In 2019 we saw the biggest year for the walk with 65 participants. C2G is a fundraising event for mental health, aiming to improve resources within regional and remote NSW.
We saw a great opportunity to collaborate with Rural and Remote Mental Health due to the quality of workshops offered and specifically tailored to regional and remote areas. As a fundraising organisation, we want to ensure the money raised is directed back into the central west region where the C2G walk takes place. RRMH were able to assist with this goal through accredited presenters which was another contributor to our decision.
We believe education on mental health is key and it all starts with raising awareness and simply starting the conversation. C2G has seen organisations or community groups attend RRMH programs and benefit through increasing their knowledge and awareness of mental health. It also allows members of the community to feel comfortable to start conversations about mental health as it is a safe environment with trained presenters. The programs RRMH offer are of high standard and information is tailored to mental health and suicide prevention in regional or remote areas of Australia, therefore assisting those in the central west area.
We hope to continue to see the C2G Walk provide a platform for community members to be a part of, whether that be participating, helping as a volunteer or sponsoring the event. C2G walk has become a staple event for the central west region and we know first-hand the importance of the event to the people involved. It’s a special occasion that features on a lot of people’s calendars!
C2G is truly fortunate and grateful to have met some of the most wonderful people in our journey to date, and it gives us the motivation to know that on the second weekend in March every year, our little “C2G community” will come together once again, reminisce and create more memorable moments over the 3 days”.