Mermaid with a Message

$30,136 raised

TARGET $50,000

Please support this cause

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About

After successfully completing a solo 180km board paddle for charity from Newcastle to Bondi Beach in March 2015 I decided to raise the bar!
In 2016 I will begin the challenge of a lifetime where I paddle my way from Newcastle NSW, north to Noosa QLD over 1000km.

This paddle is my voice and symbol; it is my way of representing the struggle and personal battles I have overcome in my life. Through doing this paddle I hope to raise funds and much needed awareness for domestic violence and child abuse, as well as the conservation and maintenance of our beautiful oceans and waterways. Through this paddle I not only wish to create a voice and spread the awareness message, but I wish to empower and encourage girls and women to aspire towards their dreams and to have a voice of their own!

I am a 27 year old professional ocean lifeguard, physical education teacher, triathlete and creative. Each day I push social stigmas and norms of women’s role within the workforce. Working as an ocean lifeguard has its many diverse challenges, however my history as a semi professional triathlete along with a vivid and diverse sporting history all plays its role in my professional performance at work.

My preparation for this paddle hasn’t been ideal, I have recently undergone major ankle surgery. Despite this set back I still managed to begin my paddle training along the Newcastle coastline and harbor. Unfortunately 7 weeks into my recovery phase I slipped post training one morning and managed to re injure my recovering ankle. My Achilles tendon was completely ruptured and separated from the bone.

I am now about to undergo another major surgery to reattach the tendon and begin the healing process all over again.

Follow my journey of recovery ups and downs as I ready myself, both mentally, physically and emotionally for my upcoming 1000km paddle of a lifetime.

This mermaid has a message…
$18370
White Ribbon Australia
$2575
Surfrider Foundation Australia
$9191
Juliana Bahr-Thomson

I'm raising funds for

charity-logo

White Ribbon Australia

White Ribbon Australia is a unique male-led primary prevention organisation that works to stop men's violence against women by changing the attitudes and behaviours that allow it to occur. White Ribbon recognises the prevalence and damaging impact of violence against women in our community.

Surfrider Foundation Australia

Surfrider Foundation Australia is a registered not for profit sea-roots organisation dedicated to the protection of Australia’s waves and beaches through Conservation, Activism, Research and Education C.A.R.E.

JB

About Fundraiser

Juliana Bahr-Thomson

Jewells, NSW



Wed, 5 Oct 2016

Collective Heart

$600

Thanks for sharing your journey Juliana you are such an inspiration and we are looking forward in hearing from you again. From all of us at Collective Heart

Wed, 21 Sep 2016

Paul Murdoch

$250
Wed, 7 Sep 2016

Steve Roxby

$150

You are an amazing and strong person Juliana, congratulations on your achievement and dedication to these wonderful causes.

Tue, 16 Aug 2016

Noel

$100

Noel from Noosa who was the first to Welcome Juliana and paddle her into shore with Noosa SLSC members

Tue, 16 Aug 2016

Judy Cousins and Family

$50
Mon, 15 Aug 2016

Kent & Norma Lancaster

$100

Your efforts are remarkable. I have sailed your route which leaves me in awe that you actually paddled that distance. My wife and I wish you well in your fund raising.

Mon, 15 Aug 2016

Anonymous

$30
Mon, 15 Aug 2016

Ryanna Connely

$20

Well done! What an achievement

Thu, 11 Aug 2016

Paul Nelson

$50

Well done Julia

Wed, 10 Aug 2016

Liz Hanson

$100

What an inspiration!

SINCE  Sep 2015

116 

Donations

$30,136 raised

TARGET $50,000

Please support this cause

$
AUD
$18370
White Ribbon Australia
$2575
Surfrider Foundation Australia
$9191
Juliana Bahr-Thomson

I'm raising funds for

charity-logo

White Ribbon Australia

White Ribbon Australia is a unique male-led primary prevention organisation that works to stop men's violence against women by changing the attitudes and behaviours that allow it to occur. White Ribbon recognises the prevalence and damaging impact of violence against women in our community.

Surfrider Foundation Australia

Surfrider Foundation Australia is a registered not for profit sea-roots organisation dedicated to the protection of Australia’s waves and beaches through Conservation, Activism, Research and Education C.A.R.E.
JB

About Fundraiser

Juliana Bahr-Thomson

Jewells, NSW

SINCE  Sep 2015

116 

Donations