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Fighting the Black Dog

Depression research fundraiser makes its way to Seymour.

CHALPAT SONTI September 5, 2014 3:39am

The Black Dog motorcycle run makes its way into Seymour from Nagambie last week.


Dozens of motorbike riders descended on Seymour and Nagambie last week, and it was all for a good cause.

They were part of the annual Black Dog ride, featuring motorcyclists from across Australia, which raises awareness of depression.

It has also raised more than $1.3 million for organisations working in the field — this year the recipients will be Lifeline and Mental Health First Aid.

While the riders were in Seymour as part of the Victorian state ride — they stayed overnight August 26 — they were catered for at Kings Park by the Lions Clubs of Seymour and Seymour-Goulburn.

But apart from cooking the evening meal, both organisations also presented the Victorian state co-ordinator of the ride, Ric Raftis, with a donation.

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