Adelaide Coastrek trekkers raise $900,000 for Beyond Blue by hiking on Fleurieu Peninsula's coast | PHOTOS

More than $900,000 has been raised for Beyond Blue through a trek along the Fleurieu coastline.

On Friday, September 21, more than 1300 trekkers took part in the inaugural Wild Women On Top Adelaide Coastrek.

Participants could choose from the 30-kilometre trek which started at Victor Harbor or the 60km trek from Parsons Beach, with both finishing at Goolwa.

The top fundraising team was the Gold Coast’s ‘Teams TT Trekkers One, Two and Three,’ who raised more than $43,000.

Most Inspiring Team title went to ‘Team Jointly Exercising Steps of Support (JESS)’ from Adelaide, in honour of Jess Nolan, a 27-year-old artist who unexpectedly took her own life in June.

Among the inspiring people taking part were Channel 7 personality Samantha Lane and Events South Australia executive director Hitaf Rasheed, and Olympic hockey champion Juliet Haslam and former Senator Mary Jo Fisher were there to cheer them on.

Beyond Blue acting chief executive oficer Susan Anderson said it was a privilege to be supported by those taking part in Adelaide Coastrek.

“The inaugural Adelaide Coastrek has brought together 330 teams of trekkers who understand that getting outdoors and exercising is a great way to boost mental health,” Ms Anderson said.

“The funds raised through Adelaide Coastrek means the Beyond Blue Support Service can support 18,750 contacts from people when they need us most.

“Coastrek’s fundraising will support thousands of people who experience a mental health condition.”


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