Mark Lowe

This is not a journey people need make alone......

Mental illness can be overwhelming, crippling and isolating.

The Black Dog Institute has a vision of a mentally healthier world where they aim to significantly reduce the incidence of mental illness and suicide, remove stigma and empower all people to live the most mentally healthy life possible.

This April I am supporting this fantastic organization who bring together the strength of a medical research institute and a not-for profit organization, dedicated to improving the lives of people affected by poor mental health.

‘My Challenge’ is to walk the Great Ocean Walk…110kms from Apollo Bay to the Twelve Apostles carrying everything I need and doing it solo to show those suffering from depression, anxiety, PTSD and suicide that you are not alone and isolated …. there is always someone who is willing to listen.

Lets be those people…. Help me to make a difference!

My Updates

Postponed Challenge

Friday 3rd Dec
Unfortunately there are things out of our control, and an issue with a fuel pump cost me the opportunity to walk the trail this time ... .but it has only been postponed until April. 
These things happen for a reason .... 

To those who have supported and encouraged me on this challenge ....stay tuned!

Each step taken is one step closer to a goal......

Tuesday 16th Nov
To those who have supported my quest and donated to this brilliant organization a massive thank you.....

Special Thanks

Saturday 6th Nov
A quick shout out to the fantastic folks at CrossFire, Australia for providing me with not only one of their brilliant DG16 85lt Packs but also a hydration bladder to go in it.... after all it is a decent walk!
THANKS GUYS.......

Thank you to my Sponsors

$1,000

Ispt Community Committee

Mark, We wish you well with your fund raiser for The Black Dog Institute to improve the lives of people affected by mental illness.

$250

Rob Waters

Hi Mark, on behalf of H3C Plus, we make this donation in recognition and support of your efforts.

$200

Hanny Chen

Hi Mark We are support you.

$156

Peter Simms

Wishing you all the best in hitting the target.

$156

George - Alphapcm

Hey Mark, great cause, well done. All the best.

$104

Phil Van Dijk

Hi Mark, I appreciate what you are doing because of how important it is for those feeling isolated and alone, to have a voice and realize that they are highly valued for who they are, in their inner person.

$104

Danielle Dalby

Great cause Mark, best of luck with the walk!

$104

Sunny

Great cause, Good luck Mark :)

$104

Anonymous

$104

John Pontelandolfo

Good luck Mark power on

$104

Gavin

Great work Matey

$104

Stogy

A worthy cause. Am sure your determination will get you thru the 110km succusfully. Lovely Scenery will help

$100

Leading Real Estate Sunbury Pty Ltd

Amazing work Mark!

$100

Edda

I hope you will enjoy the journey to get to the start of your walk as much as the walk itself.

$100

Robert Graziosi

Good Luck with the fund raising and walk.

$100

Mohamed Nauzeer Mohamed Naleer

Good on you Mark. And it is definitely a great challenge. Walking Is one of the man's best medicine. Wish you all the best for your 110 kms walk challenge a great success 👍🏻

$100

Anonymous

$100

Troy Ellis

Great challenge Mark. Look forward to seeing some photos along the way.

$72.80

Austin Eobob

$52

Liz & Marc Versic

Good luck with the walk Mark from your ex neighbours Lizzie and Marc

$52

Michael Curwen

Great cause , great effort, good on you Mark

$52

Nebi Bekiri

Good luck Mark, great cause.

$52

Michael Ryan

Good luck with your trip

$52

Dean Paxinos

Happy to help this worthwhile cause Mark and hope you achieve your goal for what is an awful condition in modern day society.

$52

David Logie

Hi mate, hope you do well and best of luck, looking forward to be hearing about your walk when we catch up.

$52

Colin Icely

A great cause mark, hope the walk goes well.

$52

Michael Brodie

Best of luck mate

$52

Bec Williams

All the best for this adventure Mark. A great cause to raise funds for.

$52

Dean Mcgrath

Hi Mark, Great cause and worth while donation to support you, good luck with the walk. Deano McGrath

$52

Tim Lin

Goodluck with it Mark! Awesome thing your doing 👍

$52

Robert

Stay strong on the walk.

$52

Cynthia Shipley

Great work Mark!

$52

Cody Cameron

$52

David Senner

Watch your six

$52

Stuart Brown

$52

Ryan - Absolute Emergency Management

Good Luck Mark! Great cause and I am sure you will have a great time on the walk!

$52

Paul Jones

$52

Duanne Anderson

Well done mate good luck

$52

Elaine Sloan

Thinking of you and such an important organisation

$52

Steven Warren

Good Luck Mark... Looking forward to the photos.

$50

Belinda Noble

Good luck Mark

$50

Tom Siler

Great cause Mark. All the best.

$50

Moe Mansour

All the best and good luck Mark great job and effete

$50

U Y

Always with u. All the best

$50

Jon Barkla

Good on you, Mark - hope you get good weather and take care on the walk!

$31.20

Fiona Hargreaves

$31.20

Ami Gohil

What a great cause Mark! Good luck!!!

$31.20

Kevin Mcdonald

$31.20

V Marks

$31.20

Jura Gaidelis

All the best for your cause and I hope the entire 110km is safe and a great experience. Jura

$31.20

Lisa Barker

Good luck Mark, great cause

$31.20

Ross Philip Edwards

$31.20

Lucas Bugeja

Great work Mark

$31.20

David Kan

$31.20

Labrini Tarlamis

Great cause, good luck Mark :)

$30

Rey

Great work Mark!

$20.80

Zoe Cadenazzi

$20.80

Andréa

🙏

$20.80

Lynette Carlin

Good Effort, congratulations.

$20.80

Troy Jackaon

$20.80

Kat Cheung

Good luck Mark! :)

$20.80

Danuta Bezuch

Inspirational stuff, Mark. I am moved by your selflessness. Sending energy vibes your way... all the best!

$20.80

Deep Khanna

Good cause must always be supported by community, always with you, Regards 🙂

$20.80

Anonymous

$20.80

Julia Nguyen

Good on you Mark!

$20

Giuls

All the best Mark :)

$20

Yaz A

$20

George Latch

$5.20

Sharowar Hossain

You are doing an excellent job. Keep it up