S.O.S

Create Your Own

Help us create a mentally healthier world

We're standing up to join Team Black Dog to turn ground breaking research into life saving action.

Mental illness affects 1 in 5 Australians every year, with the most common being depression and anxiety. Mental illness doesn’t discriminate. It affects people from all walks of life — individuals, families, workplaces and communities.

Please donate today!

Thank you to our Sponsors

$6.75k

Royal Mail Auction, Raffle And Trip Donations

$5.5k

Goolgowi Pub And Hales Cafe

$3.27k

Clint Robertson

$3.02k

Graeme Demamiel

Plane flight

$2.58k

Gerard Higgins

Great work Brenton

$2.22k

Debbie Smith

Rugby shirt

$1.54k

2pl A Coy 1 Rtb

$1.31k

1 Rtb Kapooka Front Gate Collection

$865

Leanne Demamiel

Rugby top and cherries

$515

Eric & Tracey

Great work mate

$515

Gerard Denise Higgins

In awe of your stamina, commitment and effort, Brenton. We all need to have the conversation, we all need to check on our mates! You make Goolgowi extremely proud!

$515

Yanco Hotel, Leeton Hotel & Yenda Hotel

All the best! Regards Middo

$515

Anonymous

$515

Kiel Family

Well Done Brenton

$515

Ethan Byrne

Congratulations completing the challenge you set yourself

$500

Lorraine Byrne

Certavi et Vici

$500

Riverina Poultry Services

$465

Geoffrey Hale

$465

Condon Family

Great work Brenton!!!

$435

Ryan Creece

Great work byrno Massive challenge and for a great cause. Let’s never stop taking about it.

$415

Kara Graham

For rugby top

$364

Jackie Little

So proud of you Brenton. Such a great way to raise awareness about mental health issues.

$364

Karl Sharon Chloe Sharni Tess & Millie

Inspirational Brenton

$333

Flavourtech Pty Ltd

The Flavourtech Team wish to thank you for courage and great spirit towards this cause Brenton!

$330

Luke Wiles

Auction for bbq Luke Wiles

$312

Andrew, Liz And Sarah

We're all so proud of you, brother.

$312

Heath Robertson

My old neighbour, what a bloody legend you are. So proud of you Brenton. 👏

$312

Ian Robertson

Great Effort Brenton to increase awareness on a hard topic

$312

Ang & Jay Saunders - Saunders Concrete

Great job!!

$302

Sarah Armstrong

$300

Troy & Bree Andreazza

$260

Anonymous

Excellent job legend. See you at the finish line

$260

Pat Hume

$260

Clint Roberson

Good on you Brenton. Hard yards for a hard topic. Well done.

$260

Kenny Parsons & Family

Well done for supporting such a great cause, close to all our hearts. Mental health impacts so many lives, the more we can talk and get rid of the stigma the more lives can be saved. Proud of you Brenton.

$250

Stevenson Concrete

Good thing you are doing here! Well done 👏🏻

$233

Trevor Robertson

Good job Brenton Byrne.

$233

Daryl And Margaret Moore

Great work go for it.

$224

The Walters Family

We lose too many people in the depths of the pervasive silence. No-one can tread water in quicksand. We all need to learn to reach out. Both to rescue and be rescued.

$224

Dave Rynne

224kms @ $1 per km. Good on you BDR Byrne, this is close to home for me too. We need to end the shame of mental illness and start talking more.

$208

Rhonda Robertson

Well done Brenton, what an amazing achievement! You're an inspiration to us all.

$208

Aaron Gooda

Good job Bud!!

$208

Craig&jess Eury

Amazing dedication and cause. It’s an honour to know you.

$208

Cindy Morris

Wishing you all the best.

$208

Anonymous

$208

Dave & Lisa Mckinnon

Thank you for taking the steps needed to help start the conversations that can save lives

$208

Carolyn And David

Well done Brenton! An awesome effort. Such a proud moment for your family and home town

$208

Lyell Family Coleambally

$208

Zach F

On ya byrnos 💪🏼

$208

Fiona Goldman

The black scratches at my door. Thank you.

$208

Leanne And Graeme Demamiel

$208

Peter Moore

Amazing stuff Brenton!

$208

Mal & Maree Brown

Great work mate. Dad would be proud of you, as we are 👏

$208

Leonie Hollands

Your amazing Brenton

$208

Tom Murphy

$190

Yenda Prods / Spencer Bennett / Rwe

Awesome work Brenton!

$177

Jake Murray

$162

Darcy Barzan

We'll done Brenton $50,000 so proud of you mate

$156

D Russell

Incredible effort mate good stuff.

$150

Ethan Byrne

Flash light from auction

$120

Aled Francis

With you all the way champ

$114

Aaron Goodwin

Unreal mate! Proud to know you

$104

Braedan Heverin

Good on ya mate!!! Enjoy that cold beer at the end 😊🍺

$104

Bruce & Julie Armstrong

Amazing effort for such a worthy cause, Brenton. Your community is so proud of you.

$104

Scott And Monique Wright

We’re proud of you. Inspirational legend.

$104

Rod, Rita, Renee And Sonia Curphey

Well done big lad, we are all so proud of you.

$104

Bryton Noonan

Stubby holder

$104

Mark Harbour

Good on you mate a very worth cause.

$104

Kyara Beasley

Amazing work, well done!

$104

Tracey, Davo & Taneille Young

💙💙💙 such a great cause Well done Brenton you can do this Enjoy the rewards 🍻 on Saturday you deserve it.

$104

Padre Frank Langford

Huge blessings on the journey Brenton! We're all cheering you on mate! Padre Frank 👍😇

$104

Sandra & Marco Fanani

Thank you so much for doing this!

$104

Phil Burke

$104

Michael O'leary

$104

Josh Symes

Your a Champion

$104

Luke Wright

Great job Brother!

$104

Davies Family

Great job, raising awareness for Mental health, our community needs more people like you Brenton xox

$104

Darryl & Glynnes Clark

Your hometown is very proud of you Brenton

$104

Simone & Matt Sanders

$104

Peter Lenard

Keep crushing it mate.

$104

Jan

Well done. Sadly, this is an issue very close to my heart.

$104

Tracey Goodwin

Bravo Soldier - a great cause, and one close to my heart...be proud!

$104

The Norris'

Awesome effort Brenton!

$104

Anonymous

$104

Bowie And Kara Graham

Proud of you mate

$104

Debbie Mc Gann

$104

Dana Brighenti & Jamie Parsons

Good on you, and good luck.

$104

Alasdair Billingham

$104

Toshie And Archie

$104

James Painter

$104

Patricia Byrne

Stay safe on your march Brenton. Love you heaps. Nan x

$104

Terry And Robyn Clark

Gowi Boy! Gowi proud!

$104

Leagues Cricket Club

Well done

$104

Sean Bellert

Good work mate! So proud of you! ❤️

$104

Murray And Jenny Robertson

$104

Anonymous

$104

Jacqui Smith

Well done Brenton! A phenomenal effort. xx

$104

Anonymous

$104

Lochlan Taylor

$104

Shawn Mckinlay

$104

Wendy Beckingham

Well done on this initiative

$104

Nick Taprell

$104

Jan Molloy

Go Brenton 😎

$104

Ron Lamont

Well done

$104

Norm & Jane

Great job!

$104

Mick & Sue Armstrong

$104

Nerida Bell

Fantastic effort for a very deserving cause

$104

Julie Wright

Such an awesome thing you are doing. Your dad would be so proud!!!!❤

$104

Johnny

WDW

$104

Lorna Craig

$104

Jenny Fury

Best wishes.

$104

Chris

Good onya cousin!

$104

Peta

Thanks Goolgowi has been rocked, now you rock. Cheers

$104

Joel Wright

Got a Rum waiting for you here in Townsville bro, Truck Gang!!!

$104

Marg & David Star

Great work Brenton

$104

Kathie & Nigel

👍

$104

John Joanne Burns

Well Done Brenton

$104

Cameron Irby

$104

Anonymous

$104

Brent, Reanna & Imogen Hignett

Absolute Legend Mate

$104

Ronald Harris

Well done mate 👍

$104

Rodger King

Your dad would be really proud of you.

$104

Chris And Rach Niven

Great work Byrnzy. All the best with it

$104

Favourite Cuz Stacey

Pretty good effort mate ,

$104

Kylie Mulholland

Well done Brenton. Awesome effort.

$104

Damini Family

You’ve got this Brenton!!! Ryan, Jaimee, Rowdy, Rikki-Claire, Joie and Jager xxxxxx

$104

Aidan Waide

$104

Nudge

I just witnessed the most fine piece of ass I ever have seen running along North Kooba Settlers Rd. Go get some Mate!

$104

Deb & Kerz

Hope you raise a million $

$104

Charlie

$104

Jennah Barzan

Best of luck mate, so proud of ya

$104

The Fishes

Such an important and worthy cause, thank you Brenton, what an amazing idea!

$104

Anonymous

We all play that game where life throws Lemons...We Must deal with.But the fight is sooo bloody hard Well Done Young man..for this awesome achievement xx

$104

Cat Atherton

An amazing thing for an amazing cause. Very close to my heart (for Lauren)

$104

Saggy

Well done mate

$104

Nathanael Scott

You’re an inspiration buddy

$104

Cherie Lewis

Great cause! Mad respect from 1PL A Coy

$104

David Fitzsimmons

The reason I've donated is because of how many live have been taken by suicide in veterans and serving member in the defence.

$104

Caleb Russell Clarke

Thank you. 1PL

$104

Sophi Helliwell

1PL ACOY

$100

Sydney & Fay Wade

Good work Brenton

$100

Jon Bracs

$100

Daniela C

Thank you Brenton - this is an issue close to my heart as well. We all salute you!

$100

Max Grintell

From the Grintell family! Keep up the good work legend

$100

John Makarainen

Unbelievable effort burnzy, your father would be so proud of the man you've become.

$100

All Age Fitness

$100

Repco Griffith

Well done Brenton for enduring your challenge and getting the conversation started surrounding mental health and the stigma attached. You are a champion!

$100

Ron & Jenny

You’re a legend Brenton👍

$100

Drew & Sam Crook

From going through a mental health battle myself I can not be more proud to support this. Well done mate.

$94

Vaughn Higgins

Auction for torch!!

$83

Lachlan Riske

$64

Paul Sully

$62

Marilyn Rosato

$55

Nooandaz

$54

Karl Moore

Well done mate. Very proud of you

$53

Aaron Ridgeway

$52

Leon Skaliotis

WELL DONE BRENTON. GREAT CAUSE!

$52

Jess Dawson

Amazing effort Brenton!

$52

Jon Burns

$52

John Pattison

$52

Tony And Janice Harris

$52

Robyn Larkham

$52

Greg Peterson

$52

Vaughn Higgins

$52

Alison West

$52

Judith Streek

You are an inspiration to all. Please stay safe on your journey.. Take care of yourself. Respect!

$52

Holly Hafner

Good cause, legend +2 stubby holders to remember your efforts!

$52

Abby Molloy

Amazing work Brenton

$52

Brittany Acheson

$52

Tom Mackerras

Well done, Brenton

$52

Kate Pianto

Well done Brenton, thank you for bringing positivity to the world!

$52

Tricia Campbell

Amazing effort Brenton. Town and district so proud of you, as your family must be.

$52

Tara Byrne

Good on you Brenton, proud of you. Love your Mackay Fam.

$52

Venessa Connor

Well done. The old man would be proud

$52

Deb & Greg Reko

This fundraiser will help so many who are suffering. It was great to see you on the road Thursday. Well done mate!

$52

Ray & Michele Cheers

Good on you Brenton, Cheers.

$52

Key Water

$52

Lily Odonnell

Thanks for what you are doing Brenton.

$52

Anonymous

$52

Darryl Mckenzie

$52

Andrew Mclean Photography

Great to meet you out on the road, all the best.

$52

Jason Wilding

$52

Katie Gilbert

$52

Anonymous

$52

Anonymous

$52

Carey Family

Well done Brenton!

$52

Ben & Darbs

$52

Shane/ Simon

$52

Justin Way

Great effort Brenton. No doubt making your whole family proud. Down here and up there.

$52

Karen Collins

Well done Brenton, my husband passed you twice on the way to and from Griffith to Leeton and back… he came home and told me, I had heard you on the radio a few days before. Such a great cause and a huge effort. All the best!👏🏻👏🏻

$52

Brian And Christine Acheson

$52

Terese Christoff-smith & Rob Smith

Amazing challenge Brenton and such a very worthy cause. Well done!

$52

Paul Summers

$52

Sheri, Dane & Madi

Great job Byrnes, love your work 💙💙💙

$52

Jordan Coles

$52

Steve Brown

Well done mate

$52

Rebecca Moore

Amazing effort Brenton!

$52

Katrina Moore

Amazing work Brenton! Good luck!!

$52

Evonne Lamont

$52

Mitchell Chapman

Thanks you for your service!

$52

Mark

Good on you mate.

$52

Kennetah

Good on you!!

$52

Alastair Page

Great to see you doing so much for such a worthy cause. Good on ya Byrnoss!

$52

Anonymous

$52

Old Dirty Brown Balls

Good shit mate

$52

Sophie Morrish

I’m so amazed by the wonderful thing your doing. Thank you so much for your hard work and selflessness

$52

Sarah Armstrong

$52

Therese

$52

Shirley Mckenzie

Great effort Brenton. Well done.

$52

Heidi Hawkins

Incredible thing you’re doing Brenton! Keep safe on the journey!

$52

Big Bird

Killing it Elmo, proud of you.

$52

Jesse Sutherland

Shirt and stubby holders

$52

Narelle Cattle

Amazing! Really inspiring. Xx

$52

Patricia Campbell

$52

Tiff Grady

$52

Matthew Mclellan

Saw you on the road just after Narrandera this morning. Great work that you're doing.

$52

Michael Dixon

$52

Philippa Mcrae

$52

Simon Crook

$52

Williment

Good job mate.

$52

Anonymous

$52

Nathan

Love your work byrnos you are an absolute weapon.

$52

Scott Amaro

$52

Riverina Complete Solar

Well done on your efforts for this cause.

$52

Minchin Communications

Drove past you today, great job mate, keep going

$52

Helen Martin

$52

Sue Brookes

$52

Andrew Mills Rural Fencing

I'm happy that I met you today and proud of what you're doing

$52

Bridgette Brown

$52

James Skewes

$52

2 Platoon Alpha Company

$52

Mckernan

$52

Matthew Moore

Go get em Brenton, love your work mate! March on.

$52

Karina Nobak

Inspirational!!

$52

Josh Boxsell

$52

Catherine Ashlin

Thank you for your service Brenton and best of luck with your campaign. A very important issue to the Defence community.

$52

Tania Peruzzi

$52

Anonymous

Great work mate

$52

Jason Forrester Jason Forrester

$52

Ang & Jono Morris

All the best Brenton.

$52

Mrs Dianne And Bernie Kelly

Hugh effort. Well done.

$52

Greg & Kerry Byrne

$52

Leonie

Well done Brenton keep up the good work. I’m sure your father would be very proud of you.

$52

Megan Savage

$52

Justin James

We’ll done mate!

$52

L Burgess

Get amongst it Byrnos

$52

Simmo

Well done legend.

$52

Margarita

Well done. We all have a black dog and its sure silent

$52

Larissa Moore

Good luck Brenton! Such an important cause

$52

Anonymous

$52

Maciu Hawkins

Proud of you brother. Will be a massive effort both physically and mentally. Do us proud brother

$52

Ray Patten

We are behind you bud!!

$52

A & M Serafin

$52

Andrew Macfarlane

$52

Shane And Tara

$52

Chook

You’re a bloody legend mate! All the best, do us proud 🤘🏻🤘🏻

$52

Alice And Bob Robertson

Fantastic idea! Well done Brenton.

$52

Anonymous

Passed you on the highway on the way to Wagga today …. Wondered what a soldier was doing running along the highway with his pack on. Now we know. 💪💪💪

$52

1 Platoon A Coy

$52

Aiden Betterridge

$52

Parminder Kapahi

1pl ACoy

$52

Anonymous

$52

Cox

$52

Colin Soane

Great work Brynos!

$52

Nathan Hodges

Onya buddy!!! A big inspiration to us all!

$52

Dane And Jacqui

Great job buddy. Not long now to see the Gowi silos.

$50

Anonymous

$50

Marion Ireland

A marvellous achievement Brenton Byrne!

$50

Daisy Armstrong

$50

Brian Lamont

Happy walking, well done

$50

Jim & Jenny Caughey

$50

Joshua Roberts

$50

Ben Bolwell

$50

Ian And Jacqui Ross

Fantastic effort,

$50

Dean Casey

$50

Garry Bear Foster

$50

Houdini

$42

Brad Niven

$31

Alexandra Linde

$31

The Vtribe

Good stuff , stand proud mate 👏 it ain't weak to speak x thank you for making a difference 🙏

$31

Jonathan Russell

$31

Tara Gould

Great effort for a great cause

$31

Betsy Farrugia

Well done Brenton

$31

Jackie Sloan

Well done,inspirational

$31

Anonymous

👍🏻

$31

Bowditch Family

$31

Felicity Beaumont

$31

Samuel Bond

$31

Georgia Kiel

$31

Dean Oliver

Love your work mate, keep it up!

$31

Katie Billing

Great effort, all the best👌

$31

Jenni Demamiel

$31

David Goyen

It’s a brilliant thing you’re doing. Thanks for helping people who are depressed

$31

Megson Shalena

$31

Scott Hornby

Lets do it.

$31

Anonymous

Well done son.

$31

Jamil Baroud

Thank you for raising awareness for something so misunderstood and looked down on. Hope your feet aren’t too F*#$

$30

Sharyn Niven

$30

Erica Cunial

$30

Jayde Curphey

$26

Jan

Congratulations Brenton and well done

$26

Anonymous

$26

Scott Rawle

👍

$26

Anonymous

$26

Narelle

Such a beautiful achievement and so needed

$26

Anonymous

1pl

$25

Anonymous

$21

Peter Francis

$21

Eunice Patton

All the BEST!

$21

Mitch Connellan

$21

Joshua Molloy

$21

Flavio Pinto

$21

Michael Bennett

Stubby holder

$21

Peter Graham

$21

Anonymous

Such a fantastic way to raise awareness! Thanks for your efforts.

$21

Teegan Antone

Awesome effort!!

$21

Jason Francis

$21

Anonymous

$21

Jude Hayman

Good on you!

$21

Angus Nixon

$21

Mrs C

Keep putting one foot in front of the other and your eyes looking high - there is always something better ahead.

$21

Chirgs

So PROUD of you mate! 1000 mile journey always starts with one step

$21

Julie Favero

$21

Daniel Mccrohan

$21

Peter Casey

$21

Kym Stein

$21

Benjamin Robert Murphie

$21

Elizabeth Johnstone

$21

Reka Bujdoso - A Coy 1 Platoon

$21

Jody Wilson

Well done hope this helps a lot of people

$21

Coreyd

What youre doing is amazing! Go crush it!

$21

Hunter Stewart

$21

Anonymous

Thank you

$21

Sandeep Thapaliyal

$21

Anonymous

$21

Mel Z

The crazy lady yelling out as you came into Narrandera Awesome work 💪

$21

Anonymous

$21

Anonymous

$21

Jenni Turner

$21

Marj

Doing a great job.

$21

Jeanne Parslow

All the best Brenton, what a great idea!

$21

Ric Taylor

WELL DONE Brenton. An awesome effort!

$21

Chloe Barnes

$21

Anonymous

One step at a time...

$21

Faye Wilson

$21

Anonymous

$21

Daniel Clarke

$21

Lynda Weigand

$21

Melanie Grady

$21

Nathan Carson

$21

James Wells

$21

Jennings Mark

Good on you Brendan

$21

Michelle Riske

$21

Siig Woodham, Pte Woodham And Family

The more we talk the more we learn. We'll done Brendan.

$21

Martin Brown

Nice one mate!

$21

Anne Carpenter

God bless on your trek. Thank you for taking a stand.

$21

Anonymous

$21

Aaron W

$21

Elizabeth Anne Grant

$21

Gareth Hancock

Good work!!!!

$21

Anonymous

$21

Jo-anne Patten

Awesome effort. Well done!

$21

Pte Bradley Hall

Safe travels BDR Byrne

$21

Leonie Trounson

$21

Maninder Hunjan

$21

Anonymous

$21

D Gray

$21

Allan Mccorquodale

Fantastic effort Brenton. Look forward to see you cross the finish line :)

$21

Callum Gibson

Think its an amazing cause and a great task you have set yourself.

$20

Anonymous

$16

Mitchell Hawke

$16

Anonymous

$16

Paddy Bartlett

Awesome stuff man, a weapon effort for sure. Hope there's a drink at the end of it.

$10

Reidy

Stubby Holder

$10

Joshua Roberts

For stubbie cooler

$10

Jeanette Smith

$10

Anonymous

$10

Libby Smith

$10

Aaroncripplefoot

On ya mate keep it going you got this !

$10

Dipak Limbu Subba

Donation for cahriety

$10

Helen O'leary

Thank you ...

$10

Anonymous

$10

Cynan Higgins

Best of luck from 1 PL A COY

$10

Joseph Butler

A Coy 1 Platoon.

$10

Kurt Flanders

$5

Anonymous

$2

Ajdin Mujanovic