Choose to Live, Love your Life

Out of the Shadows 2023

We did it!!

Thank you so much for being a part of our Out of the Shadows walk today on World Suicide Prevention Day. I cannot tell you what your support in lead up to and over today has meant.

Today we walked to remember the 9 lives lost everyday in Australia to suicide while raising money for Lifeline’s lifesaving services. 

We did it team, we made our $5000 target 🥹🥰

Look at the distances we covered over different walks across the country 🥰

Today we walked for Mum’s, Dads, brothers, sisters, sons, daughters, Aunty’s, uncles, cousins, friends, workmates. 

Today we remembered those lost to suicide & acknowledged the pain of those left behind. 

If not with them, then for them 🫶🏼

Thanks from the bottom of my heart, see you all next year 💙🌟

2 sleeps 💙

Only 2 sleeps to go team & we are edging closer to our $5000 target. Thanks so much for all your support & efforts 🙏

For our Tassie walkers, friendly reminder we will meet at 930am opposite The Elimatta. We will have a short ceremony & minutes silence for those we are remembering & walking for & then walk as a group. The pace won’t be too fast, I have a knee that needs replacing so we won’t be breaking any records (for those that want to walk faster, please do). 

The weather forecast looks fresh but otherwise promising. There are toilets along the walk & if anyone needs first aid, I’ll call for it. 

For those joining us for lunch, we are booked at 12 under my name. If you’d like to join us and haven’t RSVP’d, please let me know so I can add you to the booking. We will draw the raffle for the amazing Choose to Live, Love Your Life cake made for our cause & I’ll also say a few words & thank yous. 

For those that ordered team shirts, I’ll drop them off before Sunday, at worst, I’ll bring them with me. 

For those interstate, please send us your photos, we would love to see you all.

If not with them, then for them. Let’s remember them, honour them & make sure their story is told & heard 🌟💙

Team update

We’ve just ticked over $2000 team!! A heartfelt thanks to you all 🫶🏼 We are also being supported by our local community with donation bins & raffles which I will add to our final tally after next Sunday.

For our Tassie people, we will start the walk with a brief ceremony & a minutes silence to remember those we’ve lost & loved to suicide. We all have a why & over our 9km walk, it would be great to connect with each other on who we are walking for.

I have booked a large table for lunch after our walk at The Elimatta, if you would like to join us, please let me know, all are welcome.

For those interstate, there are a range of local Lifeline walks that have been organised, please message me if you would like details, or you can do your own 9km.

If you’ve raised over $39, remember you can order your Lifeline shirt via the dashboard on your individual page. For those that ordered our team shirts, they are nearly ready for pick up & I will express post the interstate ones.

Please keep sharing your individual or our team page & the important message our Out of the Shadows walk sends. 

To those we’ve lost, I know they will be shining down on all of us 💙

Look at us go!

Yes team!! We are a part of this amazing fundraising to date! We are sitting 20th on the Australia wide team fundraiser ladder & we will keep climbing.

Remember you share your fundraising page with family & friends & they can help our team by clicking on ‘Sponsor Us’. Any donation is welcome. 

I’ll keep providing updates in the next couple of weeks. 

Thank you for all your support 🙏

Team Update

We now have 12 members across three states participating in the Out of the Shadows walk on World Suicide Prevention Day in September for our team. 

Thanks to you all we have already raised over $1000. I’m hoping to make it to $5000, with all money going directly to Lifeline and their lifesaving services. 

Together we can make a difference 🙏💙

We’ve Got This!

Thanks so much to everyone who has joined our team and donated.

We now have team members from Tassie, WA & NSW. For those in Tassie, we will be doing a practice walk this weekend so we can ensure we have a good one mapped for the big event on the 10th September.

For those interstate, I’ll send you the links of local Lifeline walks, or you can simply do your own.

We’ve nearly reached $1000 as a team, please share your individual fundraising page (you can do so on social media & email), aim is to make it to $5000.

I’d love to hear who you are walking in memory of, please feel free to message or email me on if you’re happy to share. 

I’m walking in memory of our beautiful Mum, cousin Roo and far too many friends I’ve lost in recent years.

Let’s do it for those we’ve loved & lost & to ensure we try and prevent suicide devastating other families. 

We’ve got this x

We're walking to remember those lost to suicide and help people in crisis

Tragically, every year over 65,000 Australians attempt to take their own life and over 3,000 Australians die by suicide. 

Lifeline receives over 1 million contacts from people in crisis each year.

Suicide has devastating impact on friends and loved ones.

On World Suicide Prevention Day, we will be taking part in Out of the Shadows and walking for the 9 people lost to suicide every day.

We are walking to raise funds for Lifeline to provide suicide prevention services and support Aussies in need.

Please support our walk and make a donation to help those in crisis.

Together we can ensure that no one has to face their darkest moments alone.

Our impact so far

We've raised $5,278 so far to answer 135 calls for Lifeline's crisis support hotline to connect and bring hope to people in crisis.

With your support, we can ensure that no person has to face their darkest moments alone.


Thank you to our Sponsors




Heidi Knellwolf

Way too many lives lost ❤️




Phil Wilson


Lisa Batchler

Such an important cause - go well team x


Tonkabean (and Family) X

You will never cease to amaze and inspire those around you! Thank you x


Tish Van Stralen

Thinking of you and your family xx


Petra Restaly


Lisa Griffiths


Sandra Wilson

Love you Kel


Kim And Harper

You’re amazing Kel!


Mersey Community Care


Rod Bennett

I hope the day goes smoothly and more people will know what to do in these situations through Lifeline


Kathryn Popowski


Kathryn Popowski


Jenni Daw


Beverley Bainton

So proud of you Kel, always thinking of others xxx


Jodie Hamilton

Great cause Kellie, best wishes for the walk.


Bosco Mendez

Such a great cause Kellie, and unfortunately an issue that seems to be growing each year. All the best for the walk.


Rhonda Shaw

Always inspirational kelly xxx


Kathryn Popowski


Amy Beal

Thankyou for all that you do and for just being you Kelly!


Chelsea Barker


Bill & Jennifer Summers


Jordan Lovell





You are all amazing!! Fantastic work! :)


Sue Popowski


Kurt Edmunds


Aaron Stilburn

For Josh Swanson



Thank you ❤️!



♥️♥️♥️ See you there


Dino Gulizia

All the best Kellie



Best of Luck, Kel 💖




Tiff & Josh Dieckmann



Well done ❤️❤️


Eric Musat


Steph Sackley

Amazing cause, championed by an amazing woman. Good luck xx


Estelle Whitby


Karen Agatyn

Proud of you, Melissa ❤️


Rhiannon Nicholls




Cindy-lee Olsen


Lorraine Edmunds




Kelly Wilson


Shaynah Barendregt

Go Mum!


Mel Pring


Janet Edmunds


Toni Popowski



Sandy Meyer

awesome charity Amelia, well done


Belinda Hoare


Karen Sztor


Alice Dalgleish


Tania Murtagh

Way2go Kel ! take my hat off to you with everything that you do ! good luck. such a great cause x


Maria Newsum

Proud of you.


Donna Hawke




Lynette And Wayne Catchlove

So proud of you, Kelly. A great cause.




Libyy Douglas


Amelia Gray


Kade Mitchell


Kellie Hughes


Bron Mccarthy


Emma Kime

Good on ya Karen. x


Andria Gray

A great cause so close to our hearts 💕


Taylah Smith


Annette Orme

Good on you Kel. Xx


Montana Barendregt

So proud of you mum! Keep going nearly there 🥰


Samantha Woods


Kate Plath


Grant Oneill

Good luck milly, great cause.