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Triathlon newcomer uses #TriBucketList campaign as added motivation


Amy Weekley has long harboured the desire to complete a triathlon and thanks to her workplace and the #TriBucketList campaign the Digital Director with MEC has not only signed up to compete in Race 5 of The Triathlon Series – Kurnell on the 2nd of April, but is also endeavouring to raise valuable funds for beyondblue.

“My agency has a motto of “don’t just live, thrive” where they inspire us to manifest this not only at work but in our personal lives,” Weekley said.

“Across the world people in our agency are encouraged to partake in individual “Thrive Challenges” of their choosing. Last year MEC provided $200 each to kick start everyone. I actually did my first project as learning how to scuba dive.”

But now in 2017, Weekley is targeting her long held ambition of completing a triathlon. After a friend of Weekley’s competed in Race 2 of The Triathlon Series – Kurnell in December, 2016 she browsed the website for more information.

It was here that she discovered that beyondblue was the official charity partner of The Triathlon Series and where she first came across the #TriBucketList campaign. beyondblue is a charity close to Weekley and her circle of friend’s hearts.

The #TriBucketList campaign is derived from the partnership between beyondblue and Triathlon NSW and allows for ANYONE to raise money for beyondblue at ANY of Triathlon NSW’s sanctioned events.  

CLICK HERE for more information on the #TriBucketList campaign.

#TriBucketList is an exciting new way to not only encourage individuals to increase their regular physical activity participation to improve their physical and mental health, but to also fundraise for beyondblue. Anyone can do it; newcomers to the sport or seasoned triathletes.

“I have spoken about doing a triathlon for a while and after a friend of mine actually competed in the December sprint triathlon in Kurnell then my boyfriend and I decided to do it,” Weekley said.

“When I saw that the charity partner was beyondblue I knew it was a sign that I had to do it as I have personally been effected by the impacts of mental health issues in a few scenarios and believe that it is really important to raise awareness.”

Weekley then created her own Everyday Hero Fundraising Page with the aim of raising $800. Given that Weekley has nearly already achieved her target in such a short space of time - Weekley has currently raised $627.50 – she is now considering extending her goal.

“I’ve been overwhelmed with the support I’ve received! Everyone that has donated has reached out to say how much of an important cause they think it is,” Weekley said. “I’m thinking about extending the target now, absolutely! The more funds the better!”

CLICK HERE to get involved in the #TriBucketList campaign.

CLICK HERE to donate to Amy Weekley’s Every Day Hero page.


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