Fastway Couriers chief executive Peter Lipinski visited the Wollongong depot last week to make a presentation to beyondblue.
The delivery network supports the non-profit organisations because of the good work it does to address issues associated with depression, suicide, anxiety disorders and other related mental disorders.
With one in two people in Australia experiencing a mental health condition in their lifetime the services and programs provided by beyondblue are vital, according to Mr Lipinski.
He and his team are aware and want to recognise the impact of anxiety and mental health conditions on the transport sector.
And Fastway Couriers announced beyondblue as its chosen charity nationwide in October, 2017.
The company set a goal of raising $20,000 by the annual Fastway Convention in March and exceeded its target by raising more than $28,000 over last six months.
The money was raised through a range of fundraising events including BBQ’s, trivia nights, silent auctions and other initiatives.
Mr Lipinski said it was so good to see so many franchisees, staff and customers get involved through hosting BBQ’s and trivia nights in their local communities.
“We congratulate the entire network on its fundraising efforts over the past six months supporting this incredibly important cause,” he said.
“Anxiety and depression is a very real and serious issue for the transport and logistics sector”.
“Fastway is very proud to be supporting beyondblue and its vision of everyone in Australia achieving their best possible mental health”.
“At Fastway Couriers we’re passionate about giving back to the community”.
“At our national conference last year our franchisees identified beyondblue as the charity they would like to support and in October we were very pleased to announce beyondblue as our official chosen charity”.
“Since then we’ve been focused on raising awareness and much needed funds to support beyondblue”.
beyondblue’s Michelle Bunder said beyondblue was grateful to the Fastway Couriers network for raising so much awareness and much needed funds to help support good mental health in Australia.
“The money raised will go directly towards funding beyondblue’s important work in giving all people in Australia the information and support they need to achieve their best possible mental health,” she said.
“We thank Fastway Couriers’ franchisees, couriers and customers for their incredible support”.