Team Ben, Ash & Tash

One Foot Forward Together Melbourne

Help Us Be Active For Mental Health

On 15 May 2021, we will put One Foot Forward Together and walk with our community in Melbourne for Black Dog Institute to support mental health.

We are doing this because one in five Australians are affected by mental illness each year, and roughly 60% of people with a mental illness do not seek help.  

Did you know that just one hour of exercise a week helps prevent depression? One Foot Forward Together helps to remove the stigma around mental illness and create a mentally healthier world.

Please donate today. Whatever you can spare will make a MASSIVE difference.

If you want to join us, please do! The more the merrier. Just click on the homepage for more info!

Thank you SO MUCH!

Thank you to our Sponsors

$915

Sarah Galea

Hi Simone! Hopefully these funds can help Black Dog to save the lives of our loved ones. Sorry to hear of your loss. Keep fighting!

$565

Indrani And Graeme

Love always, Ben Ash and Tash

$515

Dave N Jen

Saint 😇 Ben

$515

Shan Tharmanason

With much love and support for a very worthy cause.

$500

Maxim Group

$261

Anonymous

All the best mate. Good cause and thinking of you.

$250

Rod

Go Team! Rod, Marija and Lucas

$250

Ben’s Dad, Gizmo, Wilson, Austin Meowers And Fish 1,2 And 3.

Ad astra per aspera.

$208

Harris Charalambous

Miss you man. Gone but never forgotten.

$208

Steve Dundon

Go hard Lou xxx

$208

Lina Mezzadra

For you Ben 😘💛

$204

Alessia

Kylo is the best.

$200

Peter Skipworth

Lots of love to Ben, Tash and Ash. Hope you have your umbrellas today! x

$156

Vic, Shirley, Kim, Troy, Dean & Nadeene

We’ll be there to join you x

$156

Anonymous

Important cause. Thanks Lou. xx

$150

Billie Jean

Such a beautiful pic and memory of your boy x

$148

Indrani Tharmanason

$146

Anonymous

$140

Marcelle Cacciattolo

Dear Simone we are all here to support your walk in memory of Ben. Marcelle and Gennaro x

$125

Mep Arden Team

MEP Team @ Arden donate to this great cause collectivly as a team.

$125

Bev Edwards

Great work Matt for such an important cause very close to my heart and our family.

$108

Louise Dundon

$106

Marija Basic

$104

Lochlen Whitnell

Xx

$104

Tania Woodward

You are such an inspiration to help others xx

$104

Dan Wong

Good Luck on your Brisk walk, thoughts are with you!

$104

Rose Rolfe

I wish I was there to walk with you. I will be thinking of you

$104

Amanda Fox

$104

Joz & Lisa Parnis

With Love to you all xxxx

$104

Chel

James, for your darling boy Ash. May he be high on your shoulders throughout the walk. ❤️

$104

Gary Kyriakoullakis

Great cause Simone

$104

Alison Burt

Great work for a great cause Lou xxxx

$104

Maree Barrett

For Ben & love to Simone & family. Xx

$104

Jen

More than happy to support you and this organization. In memory of Ben. Lots of Love ❤️

$104

Nicholas Wu

Luminous human beings ❤️

$104

Mike Yeung

$104

Linda Dixon

Good luck to the whole team.

$104

Rob Kennedy

$104

Stefania Calati

Love your work Sim xxx

$104

Koby And Max

Love you Mona xx

$100

Simone Andrewartha

$100

Brendan Sacilotto

To a great cause and what you are doing is wonderful.

$75

Etienne Baranger

$75

Jo Yodgee

well done lou

$75

Mandy Jones

Good Luck Lou. Awesome!!!

$75

Karen Parnell

A very worthy institute

$75

Anonymous

Love, Care and Happiness.

$75

Anonymous

$60

Jane Douglas

$52

Lou Ranzolin

Champion

$52

Ben Underdown

$52

Dee Dee Verlinde

Love you, Sim. ❤ For you, Ben. xo

$52

James

For beautiful Tash, Ben and Ash. Thank you Indrani, Graeme and Simone for walking with me every day.

$52

Norma Gonzalez

I can't join the walk but my thoughts will be with you on Saturday (and always)

$52

Nicole Horneman

$52

Cameron Fields

$52

Ruby Chan

$52

Julie Mcnamara

$52

Dimitri Stathopoulos

$52

Jeffrey Andrewartha

Hi Sim, we have donated, Mum and Dad xxx

$52

Orit Scharf

Thank you James, for raising awareness and for the opportunity to participate from across the world. We know that loss has mass, what a beautiful way to carry it.

$52

Aunty D

Walking with Love x

$52

Sally Powell

Xx

$52

Marie

Forever my friend 😘

$52

Frank Vitiritti

Great effort Simone

$52

Louisa Chen

$52

Matt Roberts

$50 matching donations from work.

$52

Fiona O'kelly

$52

Brad Cockerell

$52

Anonymous

Thinking of you all xx

$52

Tom Botsman

$52

Purna Bahadur Gurung

very well done Simone, i will be always supporting you for your great work.

$52

Mel Dickson

Such an awesome thing you and your team are doing for men's mental health in honour of Ben 💜

$52

Sharlene

A fantastic organisation deserving of donations. Well done Jane x

$52

Natalie Drazic

I wish I could join you but I cannot get out of working Saturday’s unfortunately. I am always thinking of you sim. ❤️

$52

Tanya Cacciattolo

Thinking of you all Simone....lots of love auntie Margaret and Tanya xx

$52

Steph Ritchie

Thinking of you - won’t be able to walk in Melbourne on the day, but will do so here in The Netherlands in honour of Ben xx

$52

Kylie Stella

Xoxo

$52

Leandra Bothwell

Always think of you and hope this helps someone in some way. Xxx

$52

Craig Timms

Thank you so much for shining a bright light on this dark shadow. Awareness & education is the key.

$52

Daniel Lim

$52

Minh Do

Dear Simone, You are the strongest mother! Regards, Minh Do

$52

Damir Perkovic

Thank you for taking the initiative to support such an important cause.

$52

Emma Meguerditchian

Go Team Go

$52

Andrew Kinsey

$52

Dianne

For an amazing young man

$50

Tonia Cutajar

From Aunty Tonia to Ben xxxx

$50

Diane Andrewartha

Stay Strong Simmy

$50

Angie Dalgleish

Well done for supporting such a great organisation who does such great things with our young people, particularly our young men.

$50

Morgans

Good job guys. xx

$50

Dave Bolding

$50

Michelle Barrett

$50

Ricky Hartson

What a brilliant way to honour Ben and make a difference to such an important cause. One step forward. Love you Sim. Love Rick x

$50

Lillian

Simone Thinking of you and the family always Sending all our love x

$50

Armin Saladi

$50

Di Campbell

good luck

$50

Elvi

Thanks for your courage Simone :)

$50

Rebecca Breuer

Such important and courageous work Simone. Well done!

$50

Simon Bartolo

$50

Vincent Barravecchio

With warmest support.

$50

Ed Wong

$44

Sophie

For Ben

$42

Shelley Pattinson

Sending love 💛💛💛

$42

Geoff Williams

Good luck with the walk JD. A very worthy cause.

$42

Sharon Hughes

Well done. Great cause. 😘

$42

Janni

Way to go Matty!!

$41

Tiff

$41

Romilda Jones

Stay strong Simone we are thinking of you and we send our love.

$41

Anonymous

$41

Shannon Phelps

Sending love 💕

$41

Shannon Phelps

Love that you and Sim are doing this together 💖

$41

Nicole & Glenn Lawrenson

Best of luck to you all Lou. 😘

$41

Anonymous

To Sim and family all our love and support

$41

Michelle

Chookas Lou xxx

$41

Vivianne Hadla

$41

Tom Tighe

Great cause, and you were not at all biased, a good looking young man, walk on.

$41

Anonymous

$41

Julie Minarelli

Love yr work Lou 😘👏👏 hugs for Sim❤️

$40

Susan Jane Mccarthy

You're awesome. Love you. x

$40

Kristen

Love your work Matt!

$39

Melinda Mills

Simone sending all my love and support. X

$32

Anonymous

$31 from the CV mail team at VEC

$31

Anonymous

$31

Simone B

$31

Shelley Fremlin

$31

Dpirrie

Good on you Matt- hope the walk goes well!

$31

Jennifer & James

Good on you. Great effort for such a meaningful cause

$31

James Cunningham

$31

David Cronin

$26

John Metcalfe

Fingers crossed for the weather !

$26

Bruce Cousins

$26

Helen Rumbacic

❤️

$25

Inji Salih

$25

Loretta Credland

Good on you Matt!

$25

Michlin Danha

$25

Estelle Boileau

$24

Becher Family

$21

Damien Pound

Love you and you’re a Legend for doing this mate

$21

Aileen Dundon

👏👏

$21

Joshua Taylor

$21

Ines Tamim

$21

Lisa Blaney

$21

Alyce Jones

Good luck Sim x

$21

Anonymous

Great cause Matt!

$21

Anonymous

I love and miss you Benny. Thanks for doing this Linke. Love, Skathi/Rhiannon

$21

Wes

Hi Simone, I'm definitely not walking because the weather looks awful (sorry!) but happy to donate.

$21

Scott Field

$21

Erina Hamilton

$20

Anonymous

It was great listening to you talk today. Thankyou for making us aware about Beyond Blue. Good luck with the walk, bringing awareness to us & your achievements ahead.

$20

Dave Gahan

$20

Jane Lui

$20

Anonymous

$20

Giuseppina Di Conza

$16

Anonymous

$16

Anonymous

Donation from Antonella and Stephanie

$16

Karina Kent

$15

Lucy H

$14

Rae Trigg

Good on you!!

$10

Julie-anne Turner

Mental health is an increasing concerning issue amongst our children/teens and is the pandemic globally. In particular children/teens that are on the autism spectrum battle with mental health issues. There needs to be more resources and funding provided for the less advantage families battling with depression and long term mental health issues. There are not enough top quality clinical mental health resources in the country regional areas. There needs to be more education within the secondary schools regarding the long term impacts that bullying has on children/teens. There is a high increase in teens unwilling to attend school due to bullying and mental health issues. This needs urgent intervention to avoid lengthy delays on registering for online schooling if a young person struggles with the mainstream institutions. NDIS is also a big failure and difficult to navigate and gain approval for resources.

$10

Mary Kathleen Walsh

$10

Angela Bunting

Awesome Matt, great effort.

$10

Esther Ting

Thanks for sharing and raising money for a good cause.

$4

Kim Pinchen

$2

Simone Andrewartha

$1

Jane Douglas

$1

Jane Douglas

$1

Matt Roberts

$1

James Skipworth

$1

Christopher Kolodynski