School readies for Black Dog riders

Black dog: Nannup District High School deputy-principal Brian Feast, Heath Dobson, April Edgecombe, One Life co-ordinator Cate Stevenson and school principal Felicity Dear.			Photo: Rachel Tyrrell.
Black dog: Nannup District High School deputy-principal Brian Feast, Heath Dobson, April Edgecombe, One Life co-ordinator Cate Stevenson and school principal Felicity Dear. Photo: Rachel Tyrrell.

THE Black Dog Ride is coming to Nannup on Sunday, March 24, as part of the national one-day ride.

It involves motorcycle riders raising the awareness of depression and suicide prevention. Winston, the ride's mascot, will be putting in an appearance, hoping to break the record of "most black dogs on motorbikes".

One Life Nannup Community co-ordinator Cate Stevenson handed two Winstons into the care of staff and students at Nannup District High School.

The students will be taking part in activities around the theme of the Black Dog Ride in the weeks leading up to the event.

It culminates in a display of their artwork at the Nannup Town Hall on Sunday, March 24, as part of the Black Dog Ride's morning tea stop in Nannup. More information on the ride can be found at blackdogride.com.au.

For information about Nannup's One Life Suicide Prevention Project or the Black Dog Ride morning tea stop, Ms Stevenson can be contacted at the Nannup Community Resource Centre on 9756 3022.

Telephone support (24 hour) is available through LifeLine on 13 11 14, or Suicide Call Back Service on 1300 659 467.

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