Aussie celebs on charity ride for mental health awareness
THERE were CDs, posters, hats and shirts flying left, right and centre yesterday as dozens gathered at the Warwick headspace centre to mingle with some of the country's most well-known celebrities including Grinspoon's Phil Jamieson, NRL legend Nathan Hindmarsh, Paul Mac and Silverchair's Chris Joannou.
Warwick was the first stop on the five day motorbike ride dubbed Rock N Ride which will see 10 celebrities travel from the Gold Coast Big Day Out (held on Sunday) to the Adelaide Big Day Out concert on Friday on motorbikes to raise awareness of headspace and youth mental illness.
The event was organised by Big Day Out CEO Adam Zammit and Phil Jamieson.
Jamieson said he thought it would be more enjoyable to ride between the Gold Coast and Adelaide rather than catch a plane like he had for the past 18 years.
"I thought I should do the ride for a cause," he said.
"The aim is to raise awareness of the myriad issues faced by young people."
Zammit toured the Warwick headspace office and said he was impressed with the "extensive facilities".
"There is everything from nutrition and diet to the more common mental health issues," he said.