Put your swim to a good cause and help us raise some much-needed funds for Coastcare or R U OK? – both proudly supported by Port to Pub in 2018.
You can give a donation to one of these groups in your registration form, or use your swim to start fundraising today!
R U OK?
R U OK?'s vision is a world where we're all connected and are protected from suicide.
Its mission is to inspire and empower everyone to meaningfully connect with people around them and support anyone struggling with life.
R U OK?’s goals are to:
- Boost confidence to meaningfully connect and ask about life's ups and down
- Nurture our sense of responsibility to regularly connect and support others
- Strengthen our sense of belonging because we know people are there for us
In 1995, much-loved Barry Larkin was far from ok. His suicide left family and friends in deep grief and with endless questions. In 2009, his son Gavin Larkin chose to champion just one question to honour his father and try and protect other families from the pain his endured.
“Are you ok?”
To genuinely change behaviour Australia-wide, a national campaign was needed. Gavin's legacy is ensuring all Australians realise a little question can make a big difference to those people struggling with life.
By inspiring people to take the time to ask "are you ok?” any day of the year, and listen when someone says, “No, I’m not ok", we can help people struggling with life feel connected long before they even think about suicide. It all comes down to regular, face-to-face, meaningful conversations about life. And asking “are you ok?” is a great place to start.
Register here to start fundraising.
Australia has some of the best beaches in the world and we’d like to keep it that way! Thanks to the team at Port to Pub, you can help the thousands of Coastcare volunteers across WA who are working to keep our precious coastal and marine environments healthy. With more than 30,000 km of coastline to protect, they have a big job! Funds raised from the 2018 Port to Pub will fund the planting of 2500 coastal dune plants on Western Australian beaches in 2018.
Native coastal plants help to stabilise our dunes, while also providing habitat and food sources for our precious WA wildlife. Along WA beaches, funds raised through the Port to Pub swim will go towards planting:
- Atriplex isatidea (Coast saltbush)
- Ficinia nodosa (Knotted club-rush)
- Scaevola crassifolia (Thick-leaved fan-flower)
- Melaleuca lanceolata (Rottnest tea-tree)
If you have another charity you’d like to raise funds for, just follow the instructions to set up an Everyday Hero account and make your swim count!