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Carts fore a Cause

WHAT started as an office conversation between two “golf mad mates” has turned into a fundraising adventure – “Carts fore a Cause” (CFAC).

In Feburary 2016 Hobart friends Andrew Main, Bernie Klasen, Jason Love and Luke Atkin will travel around Tasmania in golf carts aiming to play every course in the state within a month.

“We decided that this unique idea could have a much greater purpose than just four mates playing golf for a month,” Mr Main said.

“We realised that at some point in all of our lives we had in some way been privy to depression.

“So this tour aims to raise awareness and much needed funds in support of beyondblue and the organisation’s ongoing fight against depression and anxiety.

“Our total fundraising goal is $100,000.”

With the help of The Tasmanian Paint Shop, TechQuity and the Tasmania Golf Club, these four friends and a support crew will travel around 2600 kilometres on road, 250 kilometres of golf course, visit all 80 course within the state and complete more than 900 holes of golf.

“We will visit towns and communities throughout the state from Dover, to Tarraleah, Smithon, to King and Flinders Islands, to Ringarooma, to Ouse and everywhere in between that has a tee to hit off and a hole to aim at,” Mr Main said.

“Along the way we will meet with locals and spread the word about what is happening with the tour and let people know that if they are in need of help then there is somewhere to turn.

“As the tour approaches we will keep the community informed of when we will be in their area and we really hope that we can meet as many people as possible to share the experience of this uniquely Tasmanian event.”

To follow the Carts FORE a Cause journey or to donate to the initiative visit www.cartsforeacause.com.au

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