Mental health is real, depression and suicide are real plagues that affect our society and anybody can be affected. I am taking part in this ride as someone who works in mental health and see the impact of depression and suicide all the time. I am appealing for donations for this worthy cause to help train defence and emergency workers in mental health first aid. This will help in identifying mental health needs so that appropriate care and treatment can be afforded at the earliest opportunity. Early interventions make all the difference. Please give generously.