MATTHEW GORDON

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My target 60 kms

I’m clocking K’s for R U OK?

This July, I’m taking on the K’s for R U OK? challenge to stay connected, develop healthy habits and help to create a world where we're connected and protected from suicide.

Every day I'll be consistent in my clocking as I walk, jog,run, wheel or ride to help start more life-changing conversations. 

Your support helps R U OK? to provide essential free resources to schools, workplaces, families, and communities across Australia, and empower them to start a conversation that could change the life of someone who's struggling.

Please support my efforts by donating, and together let's get everyone asking R U OK? starting conversations and changing lives!

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Why RUOK?

Thursday 7th Jul
Since their first year in 2020, I've had the pleasure of coaching the ladies team at HPSC. It's been so cool, I can't even explain it.

Good humans coming together to enjoy each others company. And some football on the side.

They've been pretty tough years, across the board. When you're time poor, or flat, or life is happening, sometimes football can be exhausting. And sometimes that connection can be the thing that gets you through.

So we're fundraising for RUOK. Because that's the kind of warm stuff we do.

I'm on board this year with a cheeky target of 60k's. This is our second year of doing this fundraiser, and it's bloody amazing.

I didn't participate last year when the team got together to clock some k's. Honestly, I wasn't in a good place, so I never jumped in. It makes no sense to me now. Something warm and positive and uplifting and social was too difficult because I was feeling shit? Weird...

But that can be the nature of mental health stuff, hey? Logic and reason don't always win that internal argument. And I guess that's ok. It can be a little frustrating a times... But it just -is-. I have tried to stop being annoyed about feeling flat, and throw some energy at things that genuinely make me feel better...

Like running (50k's to go)! And coaching an awesome group of humans! And letting some of the overwhelming bullshit go for a couple of bitterly cold hours on a winter Tuesday night.

I don't think it's a coincidence that this the group was drawn to RUOK as a charity to support. There's a real team focus on building a safe environment where it's ok to be vulnerable... it's ok to not be OK. And yeah.. the last few years have been tough. For a million reasons they've been tough. But football never has been. It's been awesome to see and to be a part of.

So, I guess... Gratitude, yeah? To the team, for sure. To many others in my life, of course, as well. And to you for checking this out. Good stuff.

Thank you to my Sponsors

$105.50

Tom Darling

Love your work Gordo! Xo

$105.50

Dave Vella

Yew yew!

$52.75

Anonymous

$52.75

Patrick Gates

Love you mate

$52.75

Scott Macdougall

Way to go mate.

$52.75

Matthew Gordon

$52.75

David P

Yes!

$50

Eugene White

Yeww!!

$32.71

Ryan Aylward

Legend!