UTS Football Club President Organises Successful Charity Event

UTS Football Club President Organises Successful Charity Event

We are excited to share news from one of our own, Jake Cohen, President of the UTS Football Club and a former employee of NSFA. Jake recently organised and completed his fourth annual charity event, Bondi To Barrenjoey (Palm Beach), a remarkable 110km walk across Sydney.

The event, which took place on February 24th and 25th, drew participation from over 150 individuals, showcasing the community’s support for Jake’s cause. Jake’s commitment to raising awareness about mental health education is truly inspiring. Through this event, he has not only garnered attention but also raised an astounding $153k for various charities, including Beyond Blue, Headspace, Gotcha4Life, One Eighty, Mongrels Men, and most recently, the Sydney FC Foundation.

The funds raised from the 2024 event will be directed towards integrating mental health and wellbeing education into the Sydney FC Empowers Me! programs for people with disabilities, facilitated by the Sydney FC Foundation. This initiative signifies a meaningful step towards addressing mental health challenges within our communities.

The growth of the Bondi to Barrenjoey event over the years is a testament to Jake’s dedication and the collective support it has garnered. Notable personalities, including former Socceroo and Sydney FC Hall of Famer Alex Brosque and Channel 7’s Sam Mac, have participated, along with various other TV personalities, politicians, mental health leaders, and sports stars, including our very own Ben Sutton in the 2024 event.

When reflecting on the event’s impact, Jake expressed immense pride in bringing together a diverse group of individuals to create positive change in our community. With over 150 participants and a fundraising total exceeding $30,000 from this year alone, the event’s success underscores the power of collective action in addressing pressing societal issues.

Looking ahead, Jake is eager to continue expanding the event’s reach to make an even greater impact. His passion for mental health advocacy is evident, and his commitment to fostering positive change is commendable.

Let us join together in applauding Jake Cohen’s efforts and supporting the vital cause of mental health education and awareness. For those interested in supporting this worthy cause, donations can be made through the following link:

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