During September and October 2016, Droving the Blues Away provided a unique opportunity for Riverina Bluebell to share stories, make connections and create greater awareness about mental health in communities along the Riverina stock route.
Community events in Lockhart, Narrandera, Ganmain and Wagga Wagga were well supported, with many enjoying the barbecues and refreshments as well as the free rides and amusements.
12 head of cattle were generously donated to the Droving the Blues Away campaign, raising a total of $26,668 for Riverina Bluebell at the charity auction on 24 October at the Wagga Wagga Livestock Marketing Centre. A huge thank you to RSL Wagga Wagga for purchasing the top priced steer for $10,000!
Another $1,190 was donated online during the campaign, bringing the total raised to $27,858 – a fantastic result that will enable Riverina Bluebell to continue to fight for greater awareness of mental health in the local community.