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Pymble students run Kilometres for Kindness to take out the inaugural KYDS Schools Challenge

In an impressive display of community spirit and philanthropy, Pymble Ladies’ College junior students participated in the 2024 Lindfield Fun Run, forming a team of 149 runners. They raised $3,596 for local charities, winning the KYDS Schools Challenge with the most registrations and highest fundraising. The Lindfield Fun Run, organized by Ku-ring-gai Rotary Club, supports KYDS Youth Counselling, which provides free, confidential mental health services. Dr. Anthony Rigney, CEO of KYDS, expressed deep gratitude for the school’s support.

Addressing the gap: The challenge of the ‘forgotten middle’ in mental health care

Learn more about the ‘forgotten middle’, the gap in mental health care that is being serviced by KYDS, and why there needs to be more support for organisations like ours.

KYDS awarded $25,000 grant!

KYDS is proud to announce the receipt of a $25,000 grant from Lindfield & Districts Community Bank in recognition of the critical role we play in the mental health of young people in our community.

Support KYDS through the Ku-ring-gai Rotary Club raffle

Our wonderful supporters, Ku-ring-gai Rotary Club, are running their annual raffle in support of KYDS and Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Women’s Shelter. There are 32 great prizes on offer, with a total value of over $8,000! Tickets are on sale until 31 July 2024 and will be drawn on 5 August 2024.

Run for KYDS at the City2Surf

Unite your school or business community and promote mental well-being through exercise, all for a good cause. Fundraising for KYDS at the City2Surf is easy (and you don’t need to be a registered participant to get involved!) Visit our City2Surf fundraising page to get started.

Bobbin Head Cycle Classic

The iconic Bobbo is held annually in March and boasts 27km, 57km, 80km and 104km distances. Encourage the cycle enthusiasts in your school, workplace or local community to form a team and raise funds for KYDS and other local charities like Lifeline.

Lindfield Fun Run

This fantastic community event, organised by Ku-ring-gai Rotary Club, has been running for nearly 30 years. 50% of the funds raised through the event are donated to KYDS. There’s something for everyone, with 2km, 5km and 10km distances, prizes for winners in each age category and even a school challenge!