Byron Bay Lighthouse Run is organised by Lisa Parkes, with the assistance of the Lighthouse Run committee, an amazing group of volunteers and sponsors. Now in its 15th year, the run has grown from humble beginnings.
NX sports are a community partner in this event.
The organisers take no money from the event at all – all money raised goes to charity. Each year we select different charities. We consider that some charities get huge support so, we try to go for the underdog and smaller ventures. We also like to keep in touch with projects to see where our money has gone. Our team of committee members, volunteers and sponsors work hard to organise the event. The participants who run or walk pay for the event, so we like to take notice of what happens to the money.
In 2021 we are supporting headspace Lismore and Indigenous Carbon Australia.
More than 75 per cent of mental health issues develop before a person turns 25.
And yet, many traditional services aren’t equipped to address the unique barriers that young people face to accessing mental health support. headspace began in 2006 to address this critical gap, by providing tailored and holistic mental health support to 12 – 25-year-olds. With a focus on early intervention, headspace works with young people to provide support at a crucial time in their lives – to help get them back on track and strengthen their ability to manage their mental health in the future.
At the heart of their services, headspace is meeting the evolving and unique needs of young people and those who support them. Therefore, young people are at the centre of everything headspace do, and they play an active role in designing, developing, and evaluating their own programs.
Due to the disruptions caused by Covid, most charities can expect to suffer a significant setback for quite some time and many will potentially face organisational failure. Without the ability to hold fundraisers and other events, many organisations are seeing a decline in revenue, which could hinder their ability to offer services that people need now more than ever.
Now, like never before, charities and not-for-profits need others to step up and lend a hand. Your support is very appreciated.