Another year has passed and the Torwood Terriers from Warrimoo are getting in the hours of practice needed for their four-day, 150 kilometre adventure, on the Macquarie River to raise money for the Black Dog Institute.
“Torwood terriers” – Lindsay Settree, 70, his son Toby, 25, and neighbours Bill Joannou, 61, and Vince Spisso, 63, – from Torwood Street in Warrimoo will hold a comedy evening on Saturday October 27 this time around to raise funds for the Institute.
Comedy For A Cause presents a showcase of some of the best comedians from the Sydney and Melbourne International Comedy Festival in support of Torwood Terriers fundraiser for Black Dog Institute. Comedians include Gary Eck, Seamus McAlary, Christina Van Look and Peter Meisel.
The kayakers started in the event in 2015 for Lindsay’s 20-year-old daughter Claire, who has regularly suffered from mental illness. Last year a young local man’s suicide made the need “just as urgent”.
We’re not losing sight we’re doing this for ClaireVince Spisso
October is mental health awareness month. The kayak event – Wellington on Macquarie (Wom), Dubbo on Macquarie (Dom), Narromine on Macquarie (Nom) for Black Dog starts on November 22. The group train twice weekly on the Nepean River.
Tickets for the event: $30 adults, $20 students. The venue is Blaxland High School, 3/9 Coughlan Road Blaxland. Doors open at 7pm, the show starts at 8 and finishes about 10.15pm.
To buy tickets go to: http://comedyforacause.net/tc-events/tt/. Contact Lindsay for more details on 0403 170 077.