Working towards a suicide free Australia

Following the solo circumnavigation of Samoa by kayak in 2013, in 2014 Kayak4Youth will again endeavour to raise funds and awareness for the prevention of suicide in Australia with a focus on youth suicide.

You can take part in Kayak4Youth 2014 in three ways:

1. Start Fundraising
- Register (CLICK HERE) by setting up your own fundraising page before 30 June 2014. Raise $5,000 for Lifeline Top End and in return, join a 2-day Kayak4Youth 2014 adventure down the Northern Territory’s spectacular Katherine River with Gecko Canoeing and Trekking during the period 6-9 September 2014. There will be a limited number of places for this adventure so register and start fundraising quickly!

2. Sponsor a Friend - Support someone who has signed up for the $5,000 target by making a donation on their fundraising page.

3. Donate Now - Make a donation (CLICK HERE) to Lifeline Top End on this website.

The highest Kayak4Youth fundraiser for 2014 will win a new kayak kindly donated by BCF Darwin!

All proceeds raised from Kayak4Youth 2014 will be donated directly to Lifeline Top End and will be used to fund Lifeline activities directly related to the prevention of suicide in Australia.

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Kayak4Youth was founded and commenced in 2013 while Andy was living in the Independent State of Samoa. With a historically high suicide rate in Samoa, the aim of Kayak4Youth 2013 was to become the first person to circumnavigate Samoa by kayak.

The journey took 13 days, covered over 400 kilometers and raised WST $60,000 for the Samoa Lifeline. The journey and issue of youth suicide is the subject of a television documentary currently in production.


“Sometimes you might be by yourself, but you are not alone”

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