It may have been a dark day but it was a bright moment when the Black Dog ride handed over their donation to Lifeline Central West.
As the beneficiary of Dubbo Show in 2015, the Black Dog Ride chose to pass their $5,400 on to Lifeline.
Black Dog Ride NSW cooordinator Wayne Amor said there was a longstanding relationship between Lifeline and the Black Dog Ride.
The ride focuses on raising awareness of depression and suicide intervention.
“We do that by riding around visit towns and generally the response is ‘what are those guys doing here?’ so that’s when we jump in,” Mr Amor said.
And it appears to be working.
“One instance at the show last year, we had someone come in through the gate and talk to our volunteers with our buckets and said ‘the black dog ride is one of the reasons I’m still here’. When you hear something like that it really hits home,” Mr Amor said.
Lifeline Central West CEO Alex Ferguson said the money would help train call centre volunteers.