BDR - BMW Raffle for Lifeline Drawn
And The Winner Is.....
This year's prize was the all new 2015 BMW R 1200 GS motorcycle, pictured, valued at $28,850.
Thanks to the enthusiastic motorcycling community who really got behind this worthy raffle, all 2,000 tickets were sold, with proceeds going to support Lifeline's online Crisis Support Chat service.
The raffle was drawn at Lifeline Canberra on 14th August 2015 at 10am. And the winner is....
Richard Peck is from Victoria. Richard only bought one raffle ticket and is just about to get off his P's, so he was looking at buying a new bike! He was absolutely speechless and shocked.
Black Dog Ride has been proud to partner with BMW in support of our mission to raise awareness of depression and suicide prevention. Proceeds from the Black Dog Ride - BMW Bike Raffle benefit Lifeline Australia, helping to extend their online Crisis Support Chat service.
In 2013 and 2014, Black Dog Ride's fundraising efforts helped to double Lifeline's Online Crisis Support Chat Service service hours, supporting an additional 2,000 people in crisis every month! The online Crisis Support Chat service now provides crisis support to over 40,000 people a year. Read more about Black Dog Ride's support of Lifeline Australia here.
Our sincere thanks to Tony Sesto, General Manager and Miles Davis, Marketing Manager, BMW Motorrad, for helping us to create this opportunity for Australian motorcycle riders. Our gratitude is also extended to the riding community for getting behind such a great opportunity and an even greater cause!
"BMW are very excited to be involved with Black Dog Ride. Over the last 6 years Steve Andrews has developed Black Dog Ride into a major supporter of mental health charities, in addition to raising incalculable awareness of depression and suicide prevention across Australia. Riding to raise awareness has seen motorcyclists around the nation jumping at the opportunity to support such a vital, life saving cause!"
Tony Sesto, BMW General Manager
Miles Davis, BMW Marketing Manager