Fastway Couriers raises $28,000 for beyondblue

Inside Franchise Business: Fastway Couriers' Peter Lipinksi with Michelle Blunder, beyondblueAs anxiety and mental health conditions have an impact on the transport sector Fastway Couriers has stepped up and raised funds for its chosen charity, beyondblue.

The Fastway Couriers Wollongong depot has presented a cheque of $28,414 to the charity.

Mental health is a major issue for the Australian population, with one in two people in experiencing a mental health condition in their lifetime.

Fastway Couriers CEO Peter Lipinski said “Anxiety and depression is a very real and serious issue for the transport and logistics sector. Fastway is very proud to be supporting beyondblue and its vision of everyone in Australia achieving their best possible mental health.”

Fastway Couriers set a goal of raising $20,000 by the annual Fastway Convention in March. The network exceeded its target raising a total of $28,414 for beyondblue over the past six months.

The money was raised through a range of fundraising events including BBQ’s, trivia nights, silent auctions and other initiatives.